Ignition Point and Turning Point are programs that were created to address a growing need in the community for students who have not been attending mainstream school for a variety of reasons. They may struggle with bigger class sizes, have difficulty accessing the curriculum, need more individualised support, respond positively to fewer teachers and/or have specific wellbeing needs.
All of our staff are trained in the Berry Street Education Model and strive to deliver a program that is grounded in positive teacher/student relationships. We focus on the strengths of our students, and work hard to develop curriculum that best supports this.
The development of Individual Education and Learning plans is a key strategy for ensuring success for every student in the Ignition Point and Turning Point program. Students are supported by teachers, MIPS and wellbeing staff to develop a plan that identifies broad life and behaviour goals, as well as identifying clear learning goals and outcomes.
We see positive outcomes on a daily basis and many of our students not only re-connect with education, but attain certificates at TAFE, in VCAL/VCE and continue on to employment or further education. This is a huge success of our program.
To be eligible for the program, the young person needs to be referred by:
*A local service
If you would like to find out more about the Ignition Point and Turning Point programs, please contact us for further information.
Skye Staude, Campus Principal