Woniora Road School is a NSW Government school for specific purposes. The school caters directly for secondary aged students diagnosed with emotional disorders and mental health issues.

Woniora Road School's mission is to provide a positive, supportive, and engaging learning environment that promotes student success and wellbeing. The school's effective wellbeing programs focus on developing social skills and encourage students to develop a sense of personal worth, responsibility and independent wellbeing management strategies. Woniora Road School also has a strong emphasis on academic achievement and attainment. Students access mainstream curriculum support through Sydney Distance Education High School. The school also offers specialised academic programs such as individual literacy and numeracy tutorial programs. The school implements a range of engagement programs with both a vocational and therapeutic focus that improve students' attendance and community participation and prepares the for work or further learning.

The Role

Students are to support current staff, observe and participate in classroom activities and school engagement programs that are scheduled for that day.

Eligibility criteria
  • Working with Children Check
  • Police Check
  • COVID-19 double vaccination certificate
  • Informal Interview via phone, zoom or inperson

Program runs during school term. There is an expectation that you complete one day a week and commit to a whole day from 8.30am - 2.30pm. Two students will be selected to complete their community engagement at Woniora Road School. Whilst undergoing their placement, students will have an opportunity to observe and participate in classroom activities and school engagement programs that are scheduled for that day.

83-85 Woniora Rd Hurstville NSW 2220

How to apply

More information about requirements, dates, times, and locations for this opportunity can be found on InPlace. Students can also apply to any available opportunity directly through InPlace. For information and tools on how to use InPlace, please refer to 'Applying with InPlace' module in the Community Engagement Canvas Course.

Before applying for an opportunity please ensure:

  • You understand and will follow any COVID-safe practices as determined by ACU, the organisation offering this opportunity or the public health orders of your state.
  • You are willing to undertake further processing as required and acknowledge that your ACU email address and the information you provide in your application will be shared with the organisation that offers this opportunity. The organisation will keep your personal information confidential.
  • You have read the 'Safety and Wellbeing' module in the Community Engagement course.

Opportunities are available in line with the needs of our community partners. If this opportunity is not listed in InPlace it may not be open, it may be at capacity, or you may not be eligible.

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If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact ACU Engagement.

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