Wiradjuri word meaning: Give all

Target Group

Year 10 students who are disengaged from education but open to learning are identified by the school. Issues to be considered may include:

  • lack of motivation with learning programs at school
  • low literacy
  • poor academic achievement
  • low self-esteem
  • poor attendance
  • mental health issues.

Aim

To provide a short intensive intervention program that will re-engage students in learning by improving their literacy and communication skills, attitude, motivation and confidence.

This will be achieved by:

  • focusing on literacy, communication and interpersonal skills
  • providing relevant, team-based activities
  • establishing close personal relationships with each student in a caring and supportive environment
  • volunteering one day per week as a tutor in a primary school setting
  • developing leadership capacity of all students.

Outcomes

The success of the Mulgabirra program is measured by:

  • completion of the Certificate 1 in Active Volunteering, recognised by the Board of Studies
  • improved attendance at school
  • improved literacy, team and interpersonal skills
  • improved engagement in learning
  • improved confidence/self esteem
  • completion of Year 10 and enrolment in Year 11 or alternate pathways in employment or training.
Mulgabirra is designed to reflect the needs of individual schools.
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