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Ascot Vale Heights School offers Applied Learning to year 11 and 12 students as an alternative to the VPC program.

The Senior Secondary Centre offers students the opportunity to access our Community and Life Skills Program, which is a tailored approach to applied learning. 

This program is a valuable initiative designed to develop and recognise students’ personal, social, and employability skills. It provides a structured framework for students to engage in various activities such as café, travel education, social learning, and laundry.

These enhance their problem-solving abilities, teamwork, and communication skills. This program not only complements traditional academic subjects but also instils practical skills that are essential for life beyond school.

Food Technology is comprehensively covered.  These sessions include shopping, learning to read a recipe (using pictures if needed), measuring out ingredients, using tools and utensils safely in the kitchen, working in a group, and following instructions. This program enables students to make real-life connections to the area of Literacy and Mathematics. It also engages students in preparing and sharing delicious and healthy food to foster the belief that such skills are essential to the development of life-long joyful and healthy eating habits.

We, at Ascot Vale Heights School, view Travel Training as the first step in connecting Ascot Vale Heights School to the outside world. This year, we have had a particular emphasis to educate all secondary students with the skills and practice to become independent travellers. We teach students the skills they will need to plan, organise, and carry out a journey using public transport. For example, key aspects of this are; what to do if students get lost or feel unsafe, using money, learning about which route and tram are best for them, behaviour on public transport, communicating their needs to drivers and members of the public, and information finding.





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