PORT AUGUSTA SECONDARY SCHOOL – YOUTH ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY (YES)
“Supporting Young People and their Families to Stay Connected with Learning”
The YES program is based upon the idea that there are many ways and places that learning can occur and that mainstream education is not for everyone. YES provides the opportunity for students who have not been successful in the traditional classroom to complete their education.
YES has ongoing flexible enrolments and a personalised learning approach. YES operates as a ‘school within a school’ with its own time table and broad and diverse curriculum offerings from years 8 to 13. These integrate with the wider school community allowing students to engage on different levels with the program as needs require or emerge.
YES is a universal service within which more targeted and specialist services and support are embedded. All students at PASS may enrol in a subject, access a wellbeing service, and utilise the space at break times. YES supports students who enrol later in the SACE semester/year; have returned to school after extended absence or leaving school; or may need some additional credits to gain their SACE.
YES programs aim to engage students with learning and create pathways into education, work and training that are personalised and flexible to cater for different student needs.
YES is about building relationships of trust and respect; giving young people recognition that is sometimes missing from their lives and thereby the confidence and motivation to engage with learning. We value our young people for who they are now and not just what they may become.
For more information please continue to read through the links on our web page.
If you have any questions or would like to be part of our program please contact the YES team at Port Augusta Secondary School on 8647 3300.
Would you like to see a snapshot of Port Augusta life?
Click here to view ‘A Day in Port Augusta’ – which some of our students helped Anthony L’Huillier from ABC Open to create.
Karen Wallace, Assistant Principal YES
Port Augusta Secondary School