The YPCC 'Yuille Campus' provides connection and re-engagement programs linked to 'hands on' or applied learning.
At YPCC 'Yuille Campus' the Victorian Curriculum is referred to and adapted carefully to cater for the needs of each individual student in our care.
The core subjects at YPCC 'Yuille Campus' include:
The core subjects are imperative to the successful future of the students. The delivery varies however and in most cases the core subjects are embedded throughout the Elective opportunities. The students learn the life long skills necessary through areas of interest and while doing so continue to develop their interpersonal skills and to strive to demonstrate active and informed citizenship within society.
Electives include opportunities in the areas of:
English, Mathematics and Technologies are embedded within the above elective opportunities.
There are approximately fifteen students in each class at any one time.
The timetable at YPCC 'Yuille Campus' is flexible and unique to each individual student and their needs.
Lesson duration is 2 hours.
Students at YPCC 'Yuille Campus' experience learning within the community in which they live regularly. Excursion opportunities include visits to local bike tracks, hardware stores, Lake Wendouree, recreational facilities and any other areas of interest that the staff team in consultation with the students believe will support their goals to be life long learners.
In 2016 some of the experiences offered included surf lessons in Torquay, sailing on Lake Wendouree, visits to markets in Melbourne, exploring bike and scooter skills at RampFest, rock climbing and tours of Timber Mills.
All of these learning experiences held purpose and were embraced by those who had shown responsible choice making and in turn earnt each privilege.
YPCC 'Yuille Campus' is an education setting option for secondary school aged youth in the Ballarat region, for whom a mainstream setting has not been a 'good fit' for them.
The YPCC 'Yuille Campus' is led by Daniel O'Kelly with carefully planned consultation and support from main campus Principal, Clete Paige and Assistant Principal, Brett Shillito.
We understand that the students who attend YPCC 'Yuille Campus' have experienced challenges in their lives to date and for this reason all student have the privilege of learning with a minimum of two staff members, each and every time they participate in a class at 'Yuille Campus.'
We believe that this staffing structure is imperative as we strive to support all student needs and to ensure they reach their full potential academically, socially and emotionally. The structure ensures that students can be supported in the most effective way possible to engage as learners.