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Of students who complete the Thrive Program, 85% re-engage with education or go on to further training or employment.

– Anne Henderson, Executive Principal

The Thrive Program supports students by providing academic tutoring, mentoring and opportunities for social and emotional learning.

The program is available to students, aged 5-18 years, who are living in a foster or kinship care placement in Melbourne’s western metropolitan region.

Based at MacKillop Education Maidstone, the program supports students to:

  • improve their academic, social and emotional learning
  • identify their strengths and interests and re-engage in learning
  • increase their confidence as learners
  • transition back to mainstream education
  • explore future pathways (e.g. employment or vocational education).

How to access this service

This service is available to children and young people who are:

  • on a current Children’s Court Order within the Out-of-Home Care (OOHC) system
  • supported by a contracted community-based case manager.

Please enquire for more information or to request referral forms.