Marlene Moore Schools Network Review

Marlene Moore Schools Network

Marlene Moore Schools Network consists of four separately registered Non State Schools accredited within Edmund Rice Education Australia – Youth+. The Schools provide a flexible and diverse curriculum to over 450 students aged between 14 and 25 years old. Each Flexible Learning Centre (FLC) aims to meet the needs of young people who have disengaged from mainstream education. Through building relationships and empowering students to take responsibility for their learning they are able finish their High School education and better transition to further education and employment.

The Marlene Moore Schools Network –

  • Albert Park Flexible Learning Centre (Milton)
  • Deception Bay Flexible Learning Centre
  • Noosa Flexible Learning Centre
  • Gympie Flexible Learning Centre

Marlene Moore Schools Network is named after Marlene Moore, a strong and determined Aboriginal woman who dedicated much of her life to working with various community groups and organisations to improve human services in the Logan area.

Marlene Moore Schools Network Philosophy and Values

“The aim of the Flexible Learning Centers (FLC’s) is to respond to the complex needs of young people who have been marginalised from mainstream education. Each school achieves its aim by building honest and authentic relationships with young people and their families, supporting and celebrating the uniqueness and dignity of each individual young person. FLC’s provide holistic learning experiences that address the social needs of young people and promote their emotional, cognitive, spiritual and academic development. The purpose of the learning experiences is to empower young people to take personal responsibility for their actions and learning, achieve greater autonomy and self-reliance and to engage in the transition to further education and/or employment.

The services educational approach of flexible timetabling, smaller learning groups, strong staff/young people relationships and relevant curriculum enables the delivery of creative teaching responses to individual young people’s learning needs, incorporating their cultural and spiritual backgrounds.

Learning experiences are holistic and address the social and emotional needs of young people, promote well-being, and develop cognitive and academic skills. Learning experiences are also linked to educational outcomes of state, territory and national curriculum frameworks in middle school and senior subjects in addition to nationally accredited vocational education and training courses.” (Source: Edmund Rice Education Australia – Youth+)

Marlene Moore Schools Network

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Marlene Moore Schools Network

There are four Flexible Learning Centre’s (FLC) in Queensland: Albert Park FLC (Milton), Deception Bay FLC, Noosa FLC, and the Gympie FLC. Each Centre is an accredited school within Edmund Rice Education Australia – Youth+ and offers a unique learning experience for students. The educational program supports young people 14 – 25 years of age as they complete the Queensland Certificate of Education. The FLC’s also run a families program for young parents. Through various partnerships some FLC’s offer access to Centrelink, Brisbane Youth Service, Indigenous Youth Health Services Clinic, Community Connections, and Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Service.

Education opportunities offered:

  • Literacy and Numeracy
  • Vocational Educational and Training Course
  • Practical hands-on experiences
  • Community participation within key local services
  • Life Skills
  • Preparation for the future including Resume Writing, Interview Skills and Work Experience
  • Support for young peoples’ health and wellbeing

Albert Park Flexible Learning Centre

Albert Park Flexible Learning Centre (APFLC) was established in 1990 as an education initiative for homeless young people. Over time the program has grown and moved to it’s current location in 2004. APFLC became an accredited school in 2006.

Albert Park Flexible Learning Centre is located at 1 Hale Street, Brisbane, QLD. Find out more about the school at www.youthplus.edu.au or phone 07 3071 9010.

Deception Bay Flexible Learning Centre

The on campus facilities at DBFLC include a massive sports hall, music studio, parent’s room, and manual arts workshop. A large range of co curricular activities are offered including: dance, cooking, sport, art, music recording and instrumental music.

Deception Bay Flexible Learning Centre is located at 17 Silver Street, Deception Bay QLD. Find out more about the school at www.youthplus.edu.au or phone 07 3204 2200.

Gympie Flexible Learning Centre

Initially established as a part of the Edmund Rice Education, ‘It’s up to you’ Outreach Program, Gympie Flexible Learning Centre (GFLC) has been an accredited school since 2012.

Gympie Flexible Learning Centre is located at 2 Bowen Lane, Gympie QLD. Find out more about the school at www.youthplus.edu.au or phone 07 5343 4009.

Noosa Flexible Learning Centre

Noosa Flexible Learning Centre (NFLC) commenced operation in 2006. Each student at NFLC has a Pastoral Care team comprising of two staff members. This team supports and mentors the student as they complete their studies.

Noosa Flexible Learning Centre is located at 2 Girraween Court, Sunshine Beach QLD. Find out more about the school at www.youthplus.edu.au or phone 07 5455 3585.

Marlene Moore Schools Network

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Enrolment at Marlene Moore Schools Network

The individual Flexible Learning Centres are responsible for enrolment. For more information, contact your nearest centre.

Marlene Moore Schools Network at a Glance

  • Marlene Moore Schools Network locations:
    • Albert Park Flexible Learning Centre (Milton)
    • Deception Bay Flexible Learning Centre
    • Noosa Flexible Learning Centre
    • Gympie Flexible Learning Centre
  • Enrolment capacity: 400, across all Centre’s
  • Grades: Years 11 & 12
  • Co-educational
  • Student Welfare Workers
  • Educational opportunities include:
    • Literacy and Numeracy
    • Vocational Educational and Training Course
    • Practical hands-on experiences
    • Community participation within key local services
    • Life Skills
    • Music and Art
    • Preparation for the future including resume writing, interview skills, work experience and further education support
    • Support for young peoples’ health and wellbeing

Why Choose Marlene Moore Schools Network

Marlene Moore Schools Network has been established to provide an alternative education program to students who have been marginalised from mainstream schools. The flexible curriculum draws on the students’ individual interests and needs which encourages them to reengage with their education and complete their high school certificate. The School’s focus on empowering young people to take personal responsibility for their actions and learning give students the tools they need to transition to further education or into the work force.

Find out more about the Marlene Moore Schools Network at www.youthplus.edu.au, or phone (07) 3447 1009.

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