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.
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.
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.
Yep, actually. BlendED does school differently. Learn your way, in the comfort of your home, at your level, in your time.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
We’ll help you to overcome your current barriers
Watch Kye’s story and see how the BlendED program has helped him continue learning and overcome barriers.
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