To develop in students a desire to successfully improve their behaviours through participation and connection with the Learning Hub program. The staff demonstrate strategies so that participants can implement changes in their lives to reach their potential. We aim to facilitate the process of developing emotional intelligence so that students can strive to reach their personal goals.
The NWSC Learning Hub will provide a fully articulated and documented 10 week program for intake students. The Unit will have a strong emphasis on building capacity of students, particularly through social skills, adventure activities and the achievement of personal development certificates. Learning will be facilitated through a fully integrated experiential learning program incorporating student-focussed activities, adventure based learning, interactions with other educational and instructional providers, excursions and incursions and sporting activities.
Students from Years 7, 8 and 9 are referred to the Hub for a number of reasons including bullying, abuse of staff or students, not following teacher instruction, class disruption, poor peer relations, poor anger management, destructiveness, attention seeking behaviour, frequent absences and lack of connectedness to family, school or community. These students are not achieving success at school and the behaviours that they are displaying are a symptom of poor relationship skills, poor self-esteem, lack of responsibility and poor anger management. The intention of the program at the Hub is to reinforce the positive aspects of each student, and to develop social and emotional intelligence.
Referral of students to the Hub is made by the sub school or well being team directly to the Head of the Hub. Once referred, the Head of the Hub invites the student and their Parent/Guardian with the school representative to an intake meeting. All of the Hub staff attend intake meetings. The aims of the intake meetings are to assess the student’s level of understanding of their own issues and problems at school and ascertain their willingness and readiness to make changes. Once interviewed, the adolescent is given the necessary details to contact the Head of the Hub within 24 hours to indicate that they are willing to commit to the program.
The program offered is a fully integrated experiential learning program that runs for ten weeks. The program is conducted by a team of two teachers, and relevant educational support staff in close collaboration with the sub school leadership. The student attends the program five days per week for the first five weeks; attend an outdoor education camping experience for one week; and then experiences a graduated release back into mainstream classes over the next four weeks. The program design builds and promotes skills in:
|1 Literacy PUGM / PARV||1 Literacy PUGM / PARV||1 Literacy PUGM / PARV||1 Literacy PUGM / PARV||Activity|
|2 Literacy PUGM / PARV||2 Numeracy PUGM / PARV||2 Numeracy PUGM / PARV||2 Numeracy PUGM / PARV||2|
|3 Art PARV / MAHS||3 Comm Serv||3 HEC WILF / MAHS||3 Sustainability PARV / PUGM||3|
|4 Art PARV / PUGM||4 Comm Serv||4 HEC WILF / MAHS||4 Life Skills PUGM / MAHS||4|
|5 PD VANT / MAHS||5 PE PUGM / PARV||5 PE PUGM / PARV||5 Life Skills MAHS / PARV||5|
Week 1 : Induction
Week 2 : Food Handling Certificate Tuesday 30 April
Week 3 : First Aid/CPR Certificate Friday 10 May
Week 4 : Barista Certificate Thursday 16 May
Week 5: Healesville
Week 6: Café / Fishing
Week 7 : Camp
Week 8 : Dandenong Market
Week 9 : Phillip Island
Week 10 : Graduation Lunch Wednesday 26 June
Term 2 : Rubicon 3 – 7 June - week 7
Casey Safety Village. Educating Grade 1 students on Road safety and Fire safety (annual).
Our College was successful in being selected to participate in the Victorian Government's Doctors in Secondary Schools program. As part of this program General Practitioner, Mr Dhiman Heerak and Health Nurse Ms Jelena Tomic, both from Hygieia Medical and Dental Clinic will be operating on the College grounds each Tuesday to provide free access to primary health care for secondary students at the College. To learn more and find out how to book an appointment, please see link below.Doctors In Secondary Schools Program