History and Philosophy
St Francis Flexible Learning Centre opened in 2016 and is a registered secondary school located in Chigwell, Tasmania. St Francis FLC is an alternative education setting offering curriculum for students in years 7 – 10. The purpose of the organisation is to empower young people to liberate themselves from their circumstances through positive educational experiences that build skills, knowledge, meaningful relationships and self-efficacy. St Francis FLC operates by four Principles: honesty, safe and legal, participation and respect. These Principles are the foundation of the organisation’s operation with young people, families and communities. We ask that young people live by these Principles at school and we constantly strive to negotiate within them. St Francis FLC supports young people through teacher/youth worker partnerships in each classroom that ensure the holistic support of each young person. Young people all have a personal learning plan that articulates their goals and strengths to ensure learning is tailored to their individual needs and interests.