History and Philosophy
Noosa Flexible Learning Centre (NFLC) commenced in 2006, stemming from an educational program ‘Tranzed’ offered through United Synergies. NFLC has developed over the years, starting with 25 young people enrolments in 2006 to over 85 young people enrolments in 2017. Throughout this time curriculum opportunities continue to evolve and a distinct community spirit maintains a unique and defining characteristic of the NFLC community. As with all Flexible Learning Centres, NFLC values the creation of common ground through base principles of RESPECT, PARTICIPATION, SAFE & LEGAL and HONESTY. This allows ALL participants (young people and staff) to: explore the concept of equality; engage in democratic practice and develop positive citizenship skills; embrace mistakes as opportunities to grow; find value in suspending judgements of each other, knowing everyone has a story and; engage in peaceful conflict resolution. The philosophy and practice of the school is aligned with the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration.