Schools - WheelTalk Program

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The WheelTalk School Awareness Program visits thousands of students each year to raise disability awareness and promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. The program encourages students to think about diversity, acceptance and disability sports as well as give a greater understanding of the issues facing people with disability.

It is accompanied with an hour of wheelchair basketball at the end of the verbal presentation, which provides students with a physical understanding of what it is like to live with a disability. The students are also given the chance to ask those burning questions about living life with a disability!

Presenters are Victorians with disability who are actively involved in sport and recreation.

WheelTalk meets the new Victorian Curriculum for primary and secondary schools, as well as the VCE and VCAL. It is also relevant for universities, TAFEs and private colleges.

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Primary School Curriculum
Secondary School Curriculum 

Bookings and further information:

For further information on the WheelTalk program, please contact Health & Education Coordinator Melanie Adams on 03 9473 0133 or
A number of regional tours are conducted to all corners of the state every year.
WheelTalk also operates during school holidays and can be booked for After School Care classes.
Download the WheelTalk information and booking form

* WheelTalk  may also be booked by not for profit organisations, clubs and agenciesThree schoolboys play a game of wheelchair basketball

WheelTalk Presenters

Gary Connor
Jason Sleep
Brendan Stroud

WheelTalk Program Testimonials

Year 8 student
Year 6 Caulfield Grammar student
Year 6 Caulfield Grammar student

"This really is a great program and I thoroughly endorse it and its aims. It does make the students think about the consequences of their actions. It's not just a TV advertisement!"
Camille Bradley - St. Aloysious College

"To just say, "Wow, that was fun!", is to turn away from the fact that one day we may not have the chance to stand up and walk away, and I think your visit has made our class more aware of the dangers and how to prevent them".
Student - St Paul's Anglican Grammar

"In taking time out to share the afternoon and a part of yourselves with us, we have been given the gift of understanding that the only barriers that exist in our lives are those that we ourselves perceive, and that we can achieve anything in life, with the willingness to try".
Snr Const - Maroondah Police Youth Corps