Oakwood School is a government school that 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 fantastic feedback from our students, families, and others working with and supporting our students. We use three words to describe our work: Learning, respect, and empowerment.
Our school focuses on student learning, and our students continually tell us how much they have learned at Oakwood School. Further, our students demonstrate that through their success with learning, they feel empowered to pursue a future they could not even dream about before Oakwood School.
The program at Oakwood School is carefully designed to meet the needs of each 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 focuses 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 Caulfield Park Campus, Chelsea Campus, and Oakwood School Career Pathways Centre in Frankston.
To be eligible for enrolment in Oakwood School, students must 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 in pursuing this other school enrolment.
If you would like to learn more about Oakwood School, I encourage you to contact us if you want further information.
Paul Newson, Principal