We are a small rural school that offers quality education for children from 3 year old kinder to Senior Secondary.
Lavers Hill K-12 College
Lavers Hill K-12 College is set over two campuses. Our main Lavers Hill campus is a welcoming rural College, located on the Great Ocean Road in the Otway Ranges. The College is set in extensive landscaped gardens and grounds with excellent recreational and sporting facilities. We offer an enriching variety of programs for developing students’ learning and social potential.
We enable curious minds to excel in a vibrant and inclusive learning community. We have an excellent breadth of curriculum, following the Victorian Curriculum F-10 and including Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), VCE Vocational Major (VM), and Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) programs, in addition to our flexible primary and kindergarten programs. As part of the coastal cluster of schools, which include Lorne, Apollo Bay and Timboon P-12 Colleges, we can offer a broader range of VCE and VET subjects.
Our second campus in Colac is a Flexible Learning Options (FLOs) school, known as the Greater Otways Applied Learning School (GOALS). GOALS aims to re-engage young people who are currently disengaged from any form of education, by providing them with a flexible and tailored pathway-based education program. This program has seen many of our students not only reconnect with formal education, but attain certificates at TAFE, in VCE VM/VPC and continue onto employment or further education.
GOALS Campus is a program that was 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 at GOALS. 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.