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.
Croydon Community School will be holding two information sessions for students and parents/carers seeking to enrol for the 2016 school year. These sessions will take place on Tuesday 8th September and Thursday 10th September at 4.30pm. It is only necessary to attend one of these two sessions.
The session will cover information about Croydon Community School and the Big Picture Education model as well as a tour of Croydon Community School.
Bookings are not required, simply attend Croydon Community School at 177-181 Mt Dandenong Road (Corner of Anzac Street), Croydon 3136 at 4:30pm on your preferred date.
Year 11 student Josh organised for a new flag to be presented to the school by federal politician Michael Sukkar. We had a whole school meeting where Josh interviewed Michael and received the flag on behalf of the school. Following a quick photo, the new flag was put up and is flying high on the flag pole every day and looks terrific. Great job Josh!
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. 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).