Skillset Senior College is expanding to open its second campus in Dubbo in Term 1 2019. Initially catering for 34 Year 10 students, the school features a small and supportive learning environment that focusses on individual needs, student well-being, small class sizes and high levels of student engagement.
Skillset Senior College has been successfully operating in Bathurst since 2015, and will be launching their second senior school campus in Dubbo. The College promotes values and behaviours that lead to mutual respect and responsibility and is aiming to develop a more adult-styled learning environment, with small class sizes, and shared responsibility across many school activities.
Skillset Senior College Dubbo will initially cater for 34 Year 10 students. The Year 10 students will have the opportunity to undertake NESA approved courses, leading to the Record of School Achievement (RoSA). By 2021, Skillset Senior College Dubbo Campus will offer Years 10, 11 and 12, with Year 12 students undertaking the Higher School Certificate (HSC).
The Dubbo campus will be located at the former TAFE NSW Dubbo College on the corner of Bultje and Fitzroy Streets. Some fit-out work is already taking place with a new amenities block and interior fencing soon to be commenced with some further work on a kitchen facility also planned.
Skillset Senior College Principal and Skillset CEO Craig Randazzo says he is looking forward to opening the school in Dubbo following four successful years of operating in Bathurst.
“We’ve seen some amazing outcomes through Skillset Senior College in Bathurst since 2015, and we are really delighted to be bringing this opportunity for years 10 to 12 students to Dubbo. We operate on a student-centred model, always focusing on the individual needs of our young people.”
“At Skillset Senior College, we partner with a range of local community organisations to provide holistic support beyond the classroom. We absolutely acknowledge the great work being done by mainstream schools across the state, but in a city the size of Dubbo, some students just may not fit what’s on offer. Our aim is to provide a school community where we can work together to overcome educational and personal barriers through a proven individual strengths-based approach to learning and support said Craig.”
Mr Randazzo added, “Education drives economic and social mobility, and we are excited about the life-changing opportunities we can bring to Dubbo from next year.”
Expressions of interest are now open for young people going into year 10 in 2019, as well as for Teachers and Learning and Support Staff. For more information on the college or to express interest in enrolling, visit: www.skillsetseniorcollege.nsw.edu.au or call 1300 167 794.