Croydon Community School Re-Engagement Centre

The Croydon Community School Re-engagement Centre (accessed via Croydon Road entrance) offers a specifically tailored Re-engagement program with additional options for disengaged students aged 12-17 years. The objective of the program is the same for all Croydon Community School students; to have them exit as happy, healthy, confident young people who make a positive difference in their world.

Program Structure

The Re-engagement program (‘Croydon Re-engagement Centre’) is for students who want to engage in Big Picture Learning but have additional challenges due to long-term absence from school (8+ weeks). When places are available, students are selected where the most vulnerable will be prioritised (Out of Home Care, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, length of non-attendance, etc.) whilst considering the impact on the current cohort of students.

The Re-engagement Centre offers a flexible learning program.

  • 1-to-1 (up to 100 minutes a week)
  • Small Group (up to 200 minutes a week)
  • Advisory of 17 students (up to full time)

The main emphasis of the program is on the Big Picture Learning Goals of Personal Qualities and Knowing How to Learn. This means a strong focus on building relationships with staff, peers, and other professionals and focusing on igniting a love of learning through passion-based learning, fun and play.

Whilst in the program, students will engage in pathways planning by commencing a Career Action Plan and outlearning activities such as excursions and connections with mentors. Students will also be encouraged to develop functional literacy and numeracy skills.

Outreach is also offered as required, including online project-based learning and wellbeing checks, however the goal is always for students to be attending onsite.

As students begin to engage, they will be encouraged to include the specialist program in their Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Individual Learning Plan (ILP). Suitability of their program/timetable is reviewed regularly (from weekly to termly) with their support team, which includes responding to circumstances that affect the young person (external factors, family issues, homelessness, youth justice involvement, etc.). As engagement and social connections increase, consideration for movement into larger groups and longer attendance is encouraged. This process may take some time and will be dependent on each young person and their situation.

Ms. Bronwyn Harcourt

Assistant Principal
Mrs. Kaye Bhan

61-77 Croydon Road
Croydon, VIC 3136

P.O. Box 239
Croydon, VIC 3136

(03) 9724 2900

(03) 9724 2999