The CONNECT Program incorporates an alternative, flexible school setting that is designed to engage students who would otherwise be at risk of leaving school early. CONNECT provides students with a positive and meaningful academic alternative opportunity to the traditional school setting, providing a self-paced curriculum through relevant instruction with the goal of connecting students to their learning and community.

 

CONNECT is provided for students from years 7-10 that have been identified at risk due to absences, behavioural issues or social/emotional issues contributing to disengagement. CONNECT provides a safe, nurturing environment that gives a great starting point to re-engage with their education. Students may be part of the program on a full-time basis or attend on a casual basis from their mainstream classes.

 

Classes are held in a separate flexible learning area on the Eaglehawk Secondary College school grounds that encompasses a garden area and outdoor classroom. A well-rounded curriculum is delivered and subjects include Literacy, Numeracy, Physical Education, Health, Science, Cooking, Art and Music – all classes have an underlying wellbeing and holistic focus on our students and their individual needs.

 

The aim of CONNECT is to break down barriers to learning in a non-threatening, supportive environment. The program provides the opportunity for students to learn skills that will allow them to successfully return to mainstream schooling or other educational pathways.

"We are committed to keeping children safe from harm and have a zero tolerance of child abuse"

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