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.
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.
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.