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Learn your way in your time

So, you’re not going to school.

Maybe it’s too hard. Maybe you’re getting bullied. Maybe you feel like you don’t fit in. Maybe you’re struggling to leave your room. Maybe you’re gaming all day, having challenges with routine or having trouble at home.

We get it. Don’t stress.

There’s a new way to do school. If going to school is too much but you want to engage in education to pursue your goals, we’ve got you.

What is BlendED?

BlendED is a program of St Joseph’s, which is a fully registered school for young people disengaged from other education settings.

It’s a Victorian-first education model that combines online individualised learning with in-person wellbeing support.

Run by St Joseph’s, governed by Edmund Rice Education Australia and funded by the federal and state government.

BlendED offers Year 7-10 and VCE Vocational Major, plus guidance and support to transition to further education and the workforce.

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Go to a school where you set your individual goals

Yep, actually. BlendED does school differently. Learn your way, in the comfort of your home, at your level, in your time.

Getting started

Once you enrol, our starting point is wherever you’re at. We listen to what you need. 

We’ll do a personalised learning plan, set you up with a laptop, internet access, and a Myki, and connect you with your teacher and wellbeing worker.

Introduction guide

for parents and guardians

Student agreement

for online learning

Remote learning checklist

for parents and guardians

Online classes

There are 20 hours of classes online each week, including group sessions, one-on-one teacher time and individualised modules. We encourage you to stick to the routine and timetable, but if you can’t, that’s ok too.

Unconditional Positive Regard

We understand that life can be hard and sometimes we make choices that we can learn from.  We won’t judge you. Our job is to help you to continue to work towards your goals

Fun social stuff

Make new friends who get you. Even if it’s scary, we’ll help you take small steps to start socialising again. Every fortnight there are gatherings for picnics, games and other activities. Get involved in things that interest you and feel good about life again.

In-person wellbeing

Your wellbeing worker will visit you every week to check in. They’ll connect you to any support you need. You might need counselling for mental health problems, or you might need food and clothes. They’ll help you through whatever’s going on for you.

What’s in your way?

We’ll help you to overcome your current barriers

Kye's story

Watch Kye’s story and see how the BlendED program has helped him continue learning and overcome barriers.

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What you get from BlendED

Free laptop

Free internet

Free Myki

No School fees

No booklists

No uniform

  • A chance to finish your education at a school where you feel at home
  • Support to transition back to school or work when you’re ready
  • Teachers and wellbeing workers who care about you and what you want to achieve
  • People who listen, accept and help with any social or family barriers
  • A place where you can be yourself, build confidence, feel better about yourself, be proud of yourself, be confident, happy and social

Ready to give school another try?

We’d love to help you do school your way. To enrol or ask questions, get in touch today.

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