MacKillop Education operates three specialist schools suited to students whose learning needs and social and/or emotional behaviours cannot be adequately supported in a mainstream setting.
To cater for a student’s learning and wellbeing needs, we provide an environment that empowers students to re-engage in education and supports them academically and socially so they can experience success in learning and either continue their education at MacKillop or return to their host school.
MacKillop has three specialist schools in Victoria:
- the Geelong school is available to students aged 5-18 years (Foundation - VCAL)
- the Maidstone school (western metropolitan region) is available to students aged 8-12 years (Year 3 - Year 6)
- the Caulfield school was launched in April 2020 and is currently enrolling students aged 5-15 years (Foundation – Year 10)
We implement the Victorian Curriculum. The ReLATE and Reframing the Learning and Teaching Environments model ensures we provide a safe learning environment for children and young people impacted by trauma. It is a holistic, school-wide change model that targets at-risk students.
In addition to our MacKillop Education schools, we also offer Education and Engagement programs that support with students who may have stopped going to school, or are showing signs of disengaging from education. These outreach programs work with students in their homes or at their mainstream schools, to provide tutoring, mentoring and educational advocacy.