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principalbwWelcome to the Oakwood School website.  

Oakwood School is a government school which was created to enrol students who have stopped attending school.  The school operates over a range of sites across the Southern, South-East and Mornington Peninsula areas. 

We are very proud of our work and regularly receive amazing feedback from our students, families and other people working with and supporting our students.  We use three words to describe our work: Learning, respect and empowerment.

As a school our focus in on student learning and our students continually tell us how much they have learnt at Oakwood School.   Further to this, our students demonstrate to us that through their success with learning they feel empowered to pursue a future, that prior to Oakwood School, they were unable to even dream about.

The program at Oakwood School is carefully designed to meet the needs of each individual student.  Considerable time is devoted to student induction, which allows the student to attend school for short sessions to work individually with their class teacher.  The program focusses on developing the student’s literacy and numeracy skills, positive behaviours and where possible specialist subjects in Art and Physical Education. 

As part of Oakwood School specialist programs operate at the Caulfield Park Community Campus, the Oakwood School VCAL in Chelsea and the Oakwood School Career Pathways Centre in Frankston.

To be eligible for enrolment in Oakwood School students need to be secondary school aged, not currently attending or enrolled in another school and wishing to re-engage with teachers and learning.  There will be times when students meet the enrolment criteria but for whom another school is considered more appropriate to meet their needs, in such cases Oakwood School staff will assist the student to pursue this other school enrolment.

If you would like to find out more about Oakwood School I would encourage you to look at this video about the school and to contact us if you would like further information. 

Yours sincerely

David Roycroft, Principal