Jan 19 2019
For student Henry, winning the Principal’s Award at the 2018 Graduation ceremony was well deserved. Coffs Coast Alesco School Principal Carolyn Thompson said that Henry clearly demonstrated our School’s philosophy – that all students are capable of exercising control over their own lives.
“Henry was an exemplary Student in that he achieved solid grades, was good natured and inclusive. He was very respectful of others and contributed to our School in a very positive way”.
The goal of our School is to provide young people in Years 9 and 10, who may need an alternative school model to mainstream schools, the opportunity to revaluate their situation and achieve educational success in a small and supportive environment.
“The school operates around mutual respect between staff and students as well as adherence to specific rules that ensure our School remains a safe and supportive place for all students enrolled” said Head Teacher Louis Van Dartel.
The Coffs Coast Alesco School commenced operations in 2017 as an Independent School. The word Alesco means to grow and mature. “We seek to include those young people whose lives may be complicated, challenging or require a particular understanding in order to achieve success” said Principal Thompson.
Our School provides positive development of a culture that embraces the value of education and community collaboration. “Our goal is to assist our Students to become more independent” said Student Support Officer Danielle Coleman. “Students are provided a platform where they can voice their concerns and are active in the decisions that involve their individual wellbeing”.
Alesco encourages Students to take on responsibilities. Pictured in the photo is Henry receiving the Principal’s Award from fellow Student and Graduation Event organiser Ebony.
“It was a great event and we all felt very proud. We had many awards as we recognised many achievements and the diversity of talents and skills”.