Transition Update

Background

After consulting with the local community, committees made up of local principals, education experts and community leaders have developed the broad vision for the precinct as well as arrangements for school governance and student transition. Victoria University and the Maribyrnong City Council are partners in the precinct development.

New Secondary Model

The Victorian Government has committed $15million towards the Footscray Learning Precinct.

The precinct will include creating a new secondary college, with a dedicated senior school campus for Years 10-12 and two junior campuses for students in Years 7-9. Work has started on a precinct-wide master plan.

This fact sheet provides updated details about plans to help secondary students transition to the new model, school governance and the shared learning framework.

Phase 2: What We Heard

Background

During August, we asked for your feedback on the Footscray Learning Precinct. We wanted to make sure your hopes, aspirations and concerns were identified and addressed when designing how the precinct will work day to day.

The resulting community engagement report is now available below. It includes detailed information on what you said and the next steps for the project.

Before the end of the year, we will clarify how current students will transition to the new model. We will also update you on how the precinct and individual schools will be governed, and provide more detail of the shared learning framework that will define common educational objectives, pathways and teaching practice.

Phase 2: Engagement

Background

In August 2017, we asked you to help shape the next stage of the precinct and get your input into the design of the school buildings, transition arrangements for students, community use of facilities and other aspects of the precinct including the shared learning framework.

We wanted to share the challenges of delivering the next stage of the precinct, bringing you into the process as we developed solutions.

Community comments

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the comment board. The comment board is now closed.

We asked the community 'What is the most important aspect of the precinct to you? You said:

27 August, 2017

liquidblueocean says:

“Thousands of people are going to be moving into Footscray's new apartment buildings. Is there enough capacity to cope with so many kids?”

24 August, 2017

Daenerys says:

“That Footscray Primary School is integrated into the precinct/Masterplan.”

21 August, 2017

E j p says:

“Integration with nature, collaboration not competition, and play in education”

20 August, 2017

CM says:

“Quality comparable to (or better than) private schools. Recruit top teachers to build a culture of excellence + develop programs asap. ”

20 August, 2017

Sawudi says:

“Developing a model that works for all students & as Footscray city primary has lot to offer for this project get them involved to lead this ”

20 August, 2017

NaomiL says:

“To create both top-quality education opportunities right across the curriculum and a strong sense of belonging to an inclusive community ”

20 August, 2017

Terry says:

“Quality secondary school space for my child.”

19 August, 2017

Damien says:

“That ALL students who live in Yarraville have access to these facilities not just a portion of the suburb as it is currently divided.”

18 August, 2017

Perry says:

“Dividing high school years into 3 year chunks, to remove the disillusionment of the middle years and give students a sense of progression.”

18 August, 2017

Laura says:

“A high quality secondary school that actively supports and promotes transition to higher education and training. ”

18 August, 2017

Otok says:

“Active transport and a precinct that has areas where pedestrians and bikes are prioritized.”

18 August, 2017

Yvonne says:

“Offering excellent public educational opportunities for high school students in the SKY area (and beyond!).”

The community survey is now closed

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3. Why are you interested in the precinct?
4. Do you speak a language other than English at home?
5. Do the five proposed values/aspirations express your values for learning? (refer section 4 in the summary of previous work)
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7. Are you comfortable with the identified priorities for transitioning students through the stages of learning? (Refer to Section 3 in the summary of previous work)
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Shared use of facilities

The precinct approach can help expand shared use of faciltiies.

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    1. Creative arts
    2. Hands on projects in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics
    3. Physical activity
    4. Religious practices (e.g. prayer/meditation room)
    5. Social and play spaces
    6. Spaces and support for students' emotional wellbeing
    7. Safe and easy access by all modes of transport to the school
    8. Before and after school care
    9. Technology integrated into learning spaces
    10. Technology-free spaces
      1. Support learning and knowledge sharing among teaching staff
      2. Young people working together collaboratively
      3. Cultural diversity in the design
      4. Encourages a sense of community within and across year levels
      5. Passive heating and cooling
      6. Make the most of the external environment
      7. Sustainable features visible to build knowledge and encourage positive behavior
      8. Recycling systems that support student learning of waste issues
      13. What is your preferred way to get to school?
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      15. How did you hear about the opportunity to provide fedback about the Footscray Learning Precinct?
      16. How satisfied are you with the current engagement process on the development of the Footscray Learning Precinct, in terms of opportunities to get involved and provide your views?

      The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

      Phase 1: What We Heard

      Background

      During November 2016, we asked for your feedback on the proposed Footscray Learning Precinct. Hundreds of people completed the survey and attended infomration session throughout the month and your feedback helped finalise the feasibility study.

      Footscray Learning Precinct Community Engagement Participation: 4 week engagement, 9 events/information sessions, 200+ people attended information sessions, 352 registrations to provide feedback, 3,077 website visits, 214 people participated in the survey

      Below are links to documents that summarise the key findings from the community engagement.

      Phase 1: Engagement

      Background

      During November 2016, we asked for your feedback on the proposed Footscray Learning Precinct. Hundreds of people completed the survey and attended information sessions throughout the month and your feedback helped finalise the feasibility study.

      The community engagement sought to raise awareness about the Footscray Learning Precinct, inform the community about the proposed concept, and engage with people to gather feedback.

      Below are links to documents that were developed to support the community engagement.

      For more information about the findings, visit the 'Phase 1: What We Heard' tab.

      Footscray Learning Precinct Overview