Completing an education is one of the foundations of success in adulthood, but not everyone progresses at a traditional school. The RESET program assists children aged from 10 to 14 years who have not been attending school to move back into full-time education.
RESET (Re-engaging Early Secondary Education and Training) fills a gap for ‘middle years’ students who stopped going to school because they struggled with formal learning, but had not been given an alternative educational path.
It has its own customised classroom at Monterey Secondary College in Frankston North for the group of 10 to 14 year-olds, with the aim of integrating them back into mainstream classrooms within two school terms.
Each student has his or her individual learning program that is designed to overcome many of the barriers known to exclude young people from school. In addition to their studies they are helped to develop interpersonal problem solving and other skills they need at school. One member of RESET’s small team is a psychologist, whose work with the students includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
While the students study their curriculum separately from the rest of the school, all are enrolled at Monterey Secondary College and join in general school activities such as sports.
Monterey Secondary College Silvertop Crescent, Frankston North 3200
Children aged 10 to 14 years who are not attending school or who have difficulty attending school are eligible for the RESET program.
The RESET program:
We acknowledge the following partner for its valuable contribution to the RESET program:
Monterey Secondary College.
Jane Chia, RESET Program ManagerMonterey Secondary CollegeSilvertop Crescent, Frankston North 3200Phone: (03) 9781 7700Mobile: 0404 093 065Email: chia.jane.m(at)edumail.vic.gov.au
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