Schools & Services

Hemmant Flexible Learning Centre - Learning Choices

LEARNING CHOICES

Our curriculum @ HFLC

Our school offers a range of learning choices for young people designed to maximise engagement, participation and outcomes.

Engagement

Young people in our school encounter a wide variety of choices and can select areas of personal interest. We cater for a variety of learning styles, so if you like to be active and do hands-on learning, we have programs for you! There's lots of specialist areas such as Art and Music and we do lots of outdoor and adventure based learning in the great outdoors. We care about young people's wellbeing too, so the school provides lots of support for anyone who needs it.

Participation

Young people in our school are invited to contribute to the learning choices available by suggesting topics and areas of learning, by prioritising options and selecting areas of learning that best suit their own learning style. You can choose areas of personal interest and learn at your own pace. You will meet other young people just like you having a go at things and challenging themselves every day.

Outcomes

Young people at our school want to get on with their learning and get good outcomes to create pathways to jobs, further training, courses and future careers. You can do QSAA subjects that provide points towards a QCE, and get your minimum Maths and English qualifications needed for entry to TAFE and Traineeships/Apprenticeships. We also partner with a range of outside agencies to provide certificate courses and pre-vocational outcomes.

What will you do?

The school has two Middle School and two Senior School class groups that provide targeted learning choices. The teaching and learning strategies are age and ability appropriate. Here is a brief description of each group;

Middle School

Tasmanian Devils

The goal of this group is to be engaged in learning. Young people will focus on personal goals and start to move towards independent learning.

Learners in this group are active and hands-on learners. They find it difficult to sit in a classroom for long periods of time and prefer to have tasks they can complete in a short period of time. These young people require assistance with their wellbeing, they may experience anxiety and lack confidence and motivation. Typically these young people are physical and kinaesthetic learners who prefer physical activities, rather than rote learning. Learners will gain confidence to move towards a class that focuses on academic achievement. They will practice concentration and focus on completing their goals.

Bandicoots

The goals of this group are to develop individual learning goals and to acquire the skills and knowledge to achieve these. To do this, young people focus on their Numeracy and Literacy levels and plan which direction they would like to take into the future. Learners in the group are able to stay in the classroom to complete work, but also learn best by completing practical tasks. Young people in this class will gain the confidence to try new tasks. They will work towards lifting their level of Numeracy and Literacy and be able to transition to Senior studies or be prepared to enter the workforce through an apprenticeship or traineeship.

Senior School

The goals of the senior school are to explore the essential skills, knowledge and capabilities to transition young people to either employment, vocational or higher education pathways in order to thrive in a changing world and become active contributors in their community.

Young people in the senior school have multiple, diverse and changing needs that are shaped primarily from socioeconomic and cultural circumstances. Young people are well supported to overcome any barriers to learning. Learners are organised in groups according to learning needs and interests.

Kabool- the carpet snake

This group is focussed on consolidating their understanding of literacy and numeracy for effective use in workplace and real-world settings.

Dugong

This group is focussed on extending their literacy and numeracy skills to complete senior secondary subjects contributing to a QCE pathway.

Individuals work towards achieving agreed goals in their Personal learning Plan including improving their core skills in both literacy and numeracy and developing a set plan to support their transition to either employment, vocational or higher education pathways in the future.