A unique and exciting student centered program for teen transformation. To provide outstanding, relevant, engaging education. Enabling teenagers to be the best versions of themselves in an increasingly demanding world.
- Listening, challenging, clarifying and solidifying values in personal mission statements to inspire. Cultural identity development. Local mentors.
- Project Based Learning PBL: Choosing an area of interest and developing and running their own businesses. Individual Learning Programs IPL.
- MIND Acronym – Motivation to Inspiration to Nourishing to Doing It.
- Right Mindset Training RMT: integrating the best of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Proactive Thinking, Growth Mindset, ANEWSTART – Health & Diabetes Education, Understanding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT Strategies, The Big Four mental toughness training of the US Navy Seals.
- Developing Mental & Emotional Resilience.
- Online Academy – Personal Mentoring – Coaching.
- Outstanding, Qualified, Experienced Teachers. ATAR, General & VET.
Student Centred Learning
Templestowe College in Melbourne during 2009 was struggling to survive. Enrolments were at 286, down from 1000. With only 23 Year 7’s there was a serious threat of the school being closed. The leadership team decided rather than remaining just another traditional school, they would become experts in personalised learning.
Enrolments began rising and by 2015 Templestowe College, or TC as it is now known, dropped all reference to year levels. Students took control of their learning as part of their Individualised Learning Plan ILP, once the basic literacy and numeracy skills were established.
In 2016 Stephen Hill was teaching as Head of the Arts Learning Area at Ellenbrook Christian College in Western Australia, when he heard at a conference about the successful innovations by TC. He decided to put the same principles into action in His Year 11 Art General Class.
After his students had completed their first conventional project in art and had become accustomed to the course assessment criteria, he challenged them. And they caught the bug to become fully fledged Arts business owners. He had the same students for Christian Living in which he had the students question what was most important? And they created personal mission statements for their business websites and SMART goals.
Interior designers, Collaborative Online Art Galleries, and motocross videographers began selling their work. The students learned how to analyse and improve their products and how businesses work.
In his work with aboriginal art students in 2015, Stephen found the artist he commissioned to come in to his Art class to mentor students was very effective in exciting students with her work and her presence as an older aboriginal lady. Local mentors are essential to inspire young people in many ways in student centred learning.