Skillset students ready to tackle Year 12

IT’S an exciting year ahead for Skillset Senior College, which has its first cohort of students entering Year 12.

SKILLSET SENIOR COLLEGE: Abbey Barrett, Manager Education, with college principal, and Skillset CEO, Craig Randazzo, outside the Skillset Senior College campus.

SKILLSET SENIOR COLLEGE: Abbey Barrett, Manager Education, with college principal, and Skillset CEO, Craig Randazzo, outside the Skillset Senior College campus.

Skillset opened its doors back in January 2015, and offered an adult learning environment, small class sizes and a high teacher to student ratio.

Based on the Alesco learning model, the school has a focus on well being and personal achievement.

We really focus on providing an educational experience for young people, engaging them in their learning. Our approach is really an holistic approach, it’s education which meets the individual needs of each student.

Abbey Barrett

Principal of the school, and CEO of Skillset, Craig Randazzo said 2017 is shaping up to be a great year for the educational facility.

“This is the first year we have Year 12 and we’re all excited; they are a great bunch of students.”

Mr Randazzo said there are currently 15 students in the Year 12 group, the majority of which have been with the school since they started in Year 10.

“We had a couple join in Year 11, but they’ve done the hard yards and articulated into senior school.”

Mr Randazzo said the school also has some exciting new developments this year, including an expanded agriculture department, with the subject introduced to senior students for the first time this year.

He said this will be extremely beneficial for students, especially on the vocational side of things.

Despite being a relatively young school manager of education, Abbey Barrett, said the facility is delighted with enrolment levels.

The school recently opened up enrolments for Year 10, 2017, and already have had a great response; with up to 34 students expected in the group.

She said it’s current Year 11 class is almost at capacity, illustrating how successful the education model has been.

“We are a small campus and classes are much smaller [then mainstream classes] and the teacher / student ratio is very high.

“We really focus on providing an educational experience for young people, engaging them in their learning. Our approach is really an holistic approach, it’s education which meets the individual needs of each student.”