Ipswich Flexible Learning Centre offers an inclusive and holistic learning environment, which aims to promote the educational goals and wellbeing of young people. Learning groups are small with a focus on literacy and numeracy skills embedded in young person directed and negotiated curriculum. The curriculum framework draws from the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) and the Australian Curriculum. It provides numerous educational opportunities for young people including those in Literacy and Numeracy – being able to attain Cert 1 & 2 in Functional Literacy.
Other Certificates presently offered are:
Access to Vocational Pathways (Cert 1), Visual Art (Cert 1), Music Industry (Cert 2), and Information Digital Media and Technology (Cert 1). Practical hands-on skills and experiences can be gained through electives including wood and metal work, cooking, art, basic computing, music, singing, band playing, game making, craft, hobby modelling, fishing, recreation sports, and water sports.
Community Engagement and Wellbeing:
Community participation is evident with key agencies of Ipswich and surrounding areas including Headspace, CHYMS, PCYC, ICYS and Kambu, Apprenticeship Queensland. The school offers life and social skills through adventure based learning and school camps. Recent camps have included “the Great Southern Trip” (week round trip to Canberra and back), bi-yearly week long camp in the Carnarvon Gorge, various camps from 2 to 5 nights at Caloundra camp grounds, camps in Somerset. They provide support for young peoples’ health and wellbeing.