Geraldton Senior College Shines
“We are very proud to be in parternship with SHINE at Geraldton Senior College. As a school, it is important we are able to provide the level of support that meets the needs of all students. SHINE is an integral part of the school because of the significant ‘wrap around’ support it offers a number of our at-risk Year Ten girls. This supports what the school already provides through our pastoral care program. We have certainly seen first-hand the benefit that SHINE provides in supporting our at-risk girls. The difference that SHINE has made at Geraldton Senior College in two years is significant.”
Greg Kelly – Principal Geraldton Senior College
Geraldton Senior College (GSC) currently caters for students in Years 10 to 12, and provides a comprehensive education for students with pathways leading to attainment of an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications or future employment.
With over 800 students, many students come from diverse multicultural families with over 20% of students from Aboriginal descent. Most enrolments come from the local lower secondary school, John Willcock College.
The school strives to provide opportunities for all students in a safe, caring and inclusive learning environment. In order to fulfil this vision, the college hosts innovative, success-focussed programs like SHINE, to engage all types of students.
SHINE was officially opened at GSC on 11 April 2016. Showcasing a purpose-built hairdressing salon with facilities for café service, the expansion of the program was made possible through the support of many local community businesses and the federal government.
SHINE is facilitated by Mandy Jolley at GSC. As Founder and Lead Facilitator of the program, Mandy is driven by her passion and determination to provide a safe and caring environment to support young women achieve their dreams by developing a sense of self, life skills, fundamental employment skills, a positive and respectful attitude and improved confidence and self-worth. Mandy has formed many successful community partnerships to ensure the SHINE program has the right resources to address the needs of SHINE students.
To learn more about the school’s ‘My Student’ student profile click here.
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