Croydon Community School is a small government secondary school that has a current enrolment of 110 students in Years 7-12. The school provides an alternate secondary education to students who for various reasons have experienced difficulty in their previous schools, or who are returning to study in order to prepare for work or further study.
On the first day of term, staff made this pledge to the students.
At Croydon Community School our fundamental purpose is to assist every student reach his or her academic and personal potential. Students at the school have not achieved success in their previous schools for a wide range of reasons and 25% receive additional funding under the Program for Students with Disabilities.
An individualised VCAL program is available at Years 11 & 12, including school based apprenticeships and traineeships. A strong and successful remedial literacy and numeracy program assists students to develop essential skills that have not previously been mastered.
Students may learn music and complete creative projects in art, film making, music recording. Students may also participate in a Martial Arts Therapy program, progressing through basic skills to peer education leadership at other schools. Our programs are based on the Big Picture Education model, where students work from their individual passions and can spend two days each week working in internships to deepen their knowledge and skills.
Big Picture Education Australia recently caught up with Bronwyn. You can read the Q&A and watch the interview here (http://www.bigpicture.org.au/big-picture-school-leader-principal-year).