History and Philosophy
Wollongong Flexible Learning Centre is part of Edmund Rice Education Australia’s national Flexible Schools Networks responding to the needs of young people in our communities.
Wollongong Flexible Learning Centre is in Towradgi, NSW skirting the northern suburbs of Wollongong. Our school opened in January 2013 as the fourteenth school in the Youth+ Flexible Learning Centre Networks nationally and the first in New South Wales.
At Wollongong Flexible Learning Centre, we understand that young people often first and foremost need 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 develop authentic and compassionate relationships within our school and surrounding community and we look for opportunities to use these Principles in our learning and interactions every day.