About Indie School
Indie School is a registered and accredited non government school specifically designed for the inclusion of those young people who have been unable to complete their studies in mainstream schools. It is designed for students aged 15 – 19 years who are not in traditional school.
The greatest difference between Indie School and many other alternative education settings is that our foundations lay in Adult Education philosophies. Choice, independence, mutual respect, accountability all have a significant role to play.
Smaller class sizes allow students greater opportunity to identify their strengths and work to improve areas in which they lack confidence.
Indie School provides students the opportunity to learn in a supportive environment that uses individualised learning plans tailored to each students own education/life circumstances. In return for higher levels of self responsibility, the students can enjoy some greater freedoms.
Indie School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making.
Indie School is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention and duty of care will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability and children who are vulnerable.
Every person involved in Indie School has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role they play individually and collectively to ensure that the well-being and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.
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strengths based approach to learning
Strength based approaches to education recognise and value the knowledge and skills that young people bring to their learning.
The attached research highlights the role of alternative learning programs for young people and in particular the efficacy of programs run by Indie School and supported by our RTO, the Australian College of Higher Education, also operated through Albury Wodonga Community College. View the full research review here