Years 7-12 – Caters for students admitted to the Concord Centre for Mental Health (Department of Health).
The Walker Learning Centre provides a supportive educational environment for students in Years 7 to 12 who are admitted through the Concord Centre for Mental Health (Department of Health), in the grounds of Concord Hospital. The Walker Unit has a multidisciplinary team consisting of adolescent specific nursing, allied health, medical professionals and teachers. Students participate in a variety of daily activities, one of them being the Learning Centre.
Criteria for Selection
The program caters for high school students who have been admitted to the Concord Centre for Mental Health (Department of Health).
Mode of Operation
The teachers assist students by providing access to a continuing academic program appropriate for each young person, liaising with medical professionals, school staff, family and community support personnel.
All students in the Learning Centre have a Personalised Learning Plan consisting of school work in line with NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) curriculum. Their study may combine home school, Distance Education, OTEN, TAFE or Rivendell units of work targeted to the appropriate year level. Students may also participate in an integration program, to Rivendell School workshops or a transition back into their home school.
The Referral Process
Young people are referred from mental health clinicians, psychiatrists or any NSW hospital.
I would like to respectfully acknowledge the Wangal people who were one of the first Aboriginal people to encounter British settlers. The Wangal Clan lived in this place we now call Concord, and where Hen and Chicken Bay was an important Wangal Clan meeting place. The Wangal Clan is one of 29 clans of the Eora Nation. I would like to pay my respects to the Elders, both past, such as Bennelong, and present Elders and Aboriginal people of this land where we meet today.
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