History and Philosophy
Wollongong Flexible Learning Centre is part of Edmund Rice Education Australia’s national initiative, Youth+, responding to the needs of young people in our communities.
Wollongong Flexible Learning Centre is located in Towradgi in the northern suburbs of Wollongong. The school opened in January 2013, becoming the fourteenth school in the Youth+ Flexible Learning Centre network nationally, and the first in New South Wales.
At Wollongong Flexible Learning Centre we understand that young people need first and foremost to learn how to be, and how to be with other people. Our Four Principles of Operation – Respect, Honesty, Safe & Legal and Participation provide us with a framework through which we can develop authentic and compassionate relationships within our school community. We look for opportunities to use these Principles in our learning and in our interactions every day.