Flexible Learning Options Print E-mail

FLO provides flexible ways to support students in their living and learning, and helps them to work out a future pathway for their life.
FLO offers:

  • Support for living – each FLO student works with their own personal youth worker (also called a case manager) who will talk to them about what they want to do with their life. Students can discuss with them any difficulties they are experiencing and they will help them to work towards practical solutions, including things like getting on better with family and friends.
  • Support for learning – each FLO student learns skills and gets qualifications through interesting, enjoyable and relevant activities. The case manager and teaching staff will work closely with student to wort out skills and qualifications they need. Student swill get help with reading, writing and maths, so that they are better able to get the skills for a job and a more independent life in the future.  

Together with their case manager and/or a teacher, students will develop an individual Flexible Learning Plan, based on their interests and goals for the future. They will get qualifications for their learning, which will help them get a job or move into further education and training.

At John Pirie Secondary School, much of the support and learning programs are provided outside of school in places like youth organisations, community groups or health agencies. Some of the activities use school or TAFE facilities, or training rooms in other Registered Training Organisations.

John Pirie Secondary School has developed strong partnerships with community agencies such as BoysTown, Uniting Care Wesley Port Pirie and Youth Pathways.
These agencies are involved in the case management of a number of our students. They also help develop and support appropriate programs and courses to meet the individual needs of students. Some of these courses include:

  • Job Skills Course
  • Childcare Course
  • Retail Ready Course
  • Senior First Aid Course
  • True Colours Program
  • Child Safe Environments Course
  • Muso Magic
  • ICANBME Program
  • BoysTown Program

Students who may be FLO enrolled are identified during the counselling process.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2009 12:18