The STEP Program
The Senior Transition and Engagement Program (STEP) caters for the needs of Year 11 and 12 students who are struggling to achieve at school and for those who may have issues which have prevented them from being successful at school up to this point in time.
Students suited to the program are those who have become disengaged in the mainstream school environment and need individual assistance to refocus in order to reach their true potential.
The teachers and support staff involved in the program are dedicated to offering young people a chance to achieve in an alternative school setting.
The students will be in a class of no more than fifteen therefore allowing more individualised teaching and learning.
The students who enter the program are selected by looking at factors such as attendance, behaviour, poor literacy and numeracy, disrupted education history, and social and/or emotional issues.
The selection process is done in consultation with the Deputy Principal, the Year Coordinators and the teachers in the STEP program.
Students who enter the program must do so with full parental approval and support.
Students may enter the program in Year 11 or 12 and may exit the program to pursue work and/or further training as they become ready to make that transition.
Others will complete their Senior Schooling years in the program. The program operates with a rolling intake allowing students to enter the program at the point of need. Literacy, numeracy and life skills will be the focus of the program with work readiness, work experience, work place learning, short courses and other endorsed courses completing the offerings.
There is an emphasis placed on skill building for transition to work and or further training.