Maidstone Campus supports
students from Year 3 to Year 6.
Education Maidstone is a Year 3 to Year 6 campus.
We have 32 young people enrolled at any time.
We have four classes, each with eight students.
Each class has a key teacher and an education
support staff. Some of the young people making
up each class are not ready tobe in a group learning
environment and so they are supported for a period,
in the 1-1 space.
At Maidstone, we have a wellbeing
coordinator, school psychologist, speech therapist,
a canine therapy program, a breakfast program, two after
school social learning programs (Secret Agent Society
and Lego Club) and an art and music program. We have a
staff to student ratio of 1:4 and all our staff are
trained in therapeutic crisis intervention and have
ongoing professional development in all areas of learning and
teaching, targeted interventions and wellbeing support.
Young people are referred from a variety of host
schools. Supporting students to return to mainstream education
is a high priority; however, it is also recognised that return
to a mainstream school may not be in the best interests of some
students and they will remain at MacKillop or be supported to
access an alternative learning environment to meet their
individual needs. There is no limit to the amount of time
a primary student, Year 3 to Year 6, can be enrolled with us.
core business is teaching and learning, and we assess and report against the
Victorian Curriculum. Our days and times are slightly different to a mainstream
school; Monday to Thursdays: 9am-2pm and Fridays: 9am-12.15pm. These
arrangements are in place so that staff can support the
students throughout the whole day, including fully structured recess and lunch
times; there is no release time for teachers. We find that this
level of support, combined with staff who have extensive training and knowledge
of trauma-informed strategies, is critical to ensuring young people not only
access education, but flourish as learners.
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