About This Service
OPTIONS@Bayswater is a new program designed to re-engage young people aged 12-16 with education. We are managed by Croydon Community School and the OPTIONS name covers all alternative programs run by the school on behalf of NEVR.
We accept enrolments through Croydon Community School and can arrange an MOU for schools who wish to remain connected to their student whilst they are participating in our programs.
OPTIONS@Bayswater is a 4-tier program operating from our site at Neal St. Bayswater (rear of Bayswater Secondary College). It operates as follows:
Tier 1 – Students participate in a completely individualised program of 1:1 sessions as appropriate and required. Most students at this tier participate up to three times a week for an hour at a time. There is flexibility for us to adjust that to best meet the needs of the student. This can occur on or off-site.
Tier 2 – Students participate in small group sessions for 3 hours four times per week. Students continue their individualised program from Tier 1 and pro-social skills and activities are built in. These sessions occur on-site at Bayswater and may involve local excursions, as well as trips further afield, as directed by student ability and interest.
Tier 3 – Students participate in an Advisory class of up to 15 students on our Bayswater site. They attend for three hours, five days per week.
Tier 4 – Students are transitioned to an appropriate pathway. This may be another secondary school of their choice, an apprenticeship, workplace or other training, or to Croydon Community School (Mt. Dandenong Rd, Croydon site).
At OPTIONS@Bayswater, all aspects of our program are in accordance with DET guidelines and we asses students by the Australian Curriculum Standards. As a Re-engagement program, we have the flexibility to meet the needs of young people with reduced hours of on-site requirement and utilise Big Picture Education as our framework for engagement and learning.
As a school site, we have a responsibility to maintain safety of all our students, staff and visitors. Violence or threats of violence, drug related incidents (including attendance whilst drug or alcohol affected, smoking) and walking off site without permission/prior arrangement/signing out will be managed according to the DET policies and guidelines.
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