Collingwood Alternative School is a small, safe and supportive environment that is tailored to meet the needs and interests of students.
Collingwood Alternative School believes that students have the right to learn, experience success, remain at school and enjoy their education.
Specifically we aim for students to:
Gain a senior secondary qualification
Develop skills and knowledge that prepares them for employment and training
Build on their particular interests, set achievable goals and experience positive outcomes.
Older students at Collingwood Alternative School participate in the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning which is an accredited senior school certificate.
They are assisted with developing their employability skills through a range of vocational, personal development and work related learning outcomes.
Students completing VCAL may elect to enrol in Certificate 1 in Furnishings offered at Collingwood Alternative School or alternatively a Certificate 11 VET course offered through another educational provider. (There is a cost involved with VET courses)
Younger students at Collingwood Alternative School are provided with an integrated studies program which assists them with literacy, numeracy, general knowledge and social skills.
Our up-to-date facilities at Collingwood Alternative School includes purpose built areas for:
Design and Technology
Film and Animation
The Collingwood Alternative School program offers:
Small class sizes
Team teaching situations
Student Welfare support
Links with community/welfare programs
Up to date information computer technology
Camps, excursions and recreation programs
Work experience programs and career guidance
Breakfast and lunch programs