Program

Operation Newstart is a DEECD alternative settings program, facilitated each term by a teacher and youth worker who engage eight students in a selection of activities. 

 

Students are involved in the program for 8 weeks, starting on the second week of a term. During this time the students attend a total of three camps and a wide range of activities. Students continue to attend their host school 2 days a week, and a strong emphasis is placed on reaching personal educational goals within the classroom on these days.

 

Upon completion of the program, a Graduation Ceremony is held to celebrate the student's efforts and achievements. Students receive a written report (to be included with their regular school report) and a range of certificates when graduating.

 

The following activities give an example of what students may do during the term:

 

 
 
 

 

 

Community Involvement

-Bike restoration and donation

-Collingwood Children's Farm

-Community radio show

-First aid training

-CFA training

 

Outdoor Activities

-Canoeing

-Bike Riding

-Caving

-Hiking

-Surf Camp

-High ropes course

-Abseiling

-Rock Climbing 

Personal Development

-Surf life saving

-Gym/fitness

-workshops on mental health, drug & alcohol information and sexual health

-TAFE Tasters (automotive, engineering, landscaping, hospitality and agriculture)

-Educational goal setting

 

Operation Newstart Northern

Ph: 9419 0369

Mob: 0438 043 103

Address:

7 Stanley Street

Collingwood 3066