Campbell High School

An ACT Public School


Achievement Centre

Head of Faculty: Adam George

The Campbell High School Achievement Centre is one of the three centres in the ACT established by the ACT Education Directorate to provide intensive educational and social support to students identified by their parents and home schools.

At full capacity the Achievement Centre will accept a maximum of 18 students from Campbell High School, Alfred Deakin High School, Lyneham High School, Melrose High School, Telopea Park High School and occasionally other schools.

We have great flexibility to design our own teaching program and will negotiate our program with the students as much as possible to address individual learning needs.

We will be attempting to strike a balance between innovative and alternative teaching styles and more traditional teaching styles.  This ensures greater consistency and fluency when the students return to their home school at the completion of the semester.

We will be striving to achieve the following outcomes:

  1. Students will actively engage in learning
    i. Intensive literacy and numeracy focus
    ii. Individualised learning plan
    iii. Negotiated tasks
    iv. Innovative learning tasks
  2. Students will demonstrate positive social development
    i. Create an environment to overcome a fear of failure
    ii. Improved attendance
    iii. Improved self-confidence and self-belief
    iv. Improved communication
  3. Students will demonstrate and promote holistic well-being
    i. Healthy practices including food technology classes
    ii. Health & Physical Education
    iii. Pastoral Care Programs
    iv. Social development and interaction

Feedback and reporting

At the completion of the semester, all students will receive a comprehensive written report.
Home Schools and parents will also receive a weekly progress report for students attending the achievement Centre.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Students will have the opportunity to regularly engage in extracurricular and practical based activities such as:

  • Sport and outdoor education
  • Cooking and nutrition
  • Art
  • Photography
  • Digital video
  • Ceramics Studio
  • Computing
  • Sound Recording
  • Music
  • Science
  • SoSE
  • Library based activities (board games, cinema, reading)

During the semester we hope to utilise many of the excellent recreational and educational facilities in the Canberra region, including Mt. Ainslie, Questacon and The Australian War Memorial. In addition, we will also be endeavouring to explore other excursions such as overnight camps, depending on available funding and interest.

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