Christies Beach High School delivers a range of learning programs for identified students who may require a more flexible approach to their learning in order to reconnect with learning.
Targeted programs are delivered in partnership with a range of service providers and are supported by a team of teachers, youth workers and SSO’s.
Access to these programs requires a Flexible Learning Options (FLO) enrolment which is a Department for Education (DfE) strategy. Students are only FLO enrolled after all other school options have been considered and this enrolment is at the discretion of the Principal.
The CBHS Flexible Learning programs are underpinned by the following:
- A strong belief in the potential of all young people to learn and be successful
- Staff expertise in working with at-risk students to provide a positive and supportive environment that focuses on the achievement of learning outcomes within a wellbeing framework
- An assertive outreach case management model to address young people’s barriers and complexities and to ensure relevant pathways for young people that reflect their needs and interests.
We have a range of programs, funded through FLO, to meet the complex learning and wellbeing needs of the students in our school community, including:
- Flexible Learning Program
- Young Mum’s Program
- Assertive outreach and additional programs.
Flexible Learning Program
The Flexible Learning Program is an off-site program for students in years 10, 11 and 12 who are struggling to stay connected with school. This program is co-located at Noarlunga TAFESA. The focus is on achieving Australian Curriculum, SACE and Vocational Education qualifications with access to case management and wellbeing support to address barriers to learning.
Young Mum’s Program
The Young Mum’s Program is also based at Noarlunga TAFESA in our Flexible Learning Centre and provides an educational option for students who are keen to achieve their SACE or other vocational qualifications while managing the demands of pregnancy or parenting. Support is provided through case management, access to tailored learning and parent-specific programs.
Assertive Outreach and Additional Programs
CBHS partner with a range of community based service providers. CBHS students who are experiencing multiple and complex needs, issues and barriers to learning can be referred to these organisations for a range of responses which can include individualised 1:1 case management with qualified youth workers, access to a diverse range of programs and referral to specialist services.