Purpose: Horsham College’s Young Parents program provides a flexible learning option for students who have difficulty committing to full-time education due to pregnancy or parenting duties. The program prioritises supporting young mothers in continuing their education to ensure a positive future for themselves and their children.
Curriculum: Most of the curriculum is a dedicated VCAL curriculum (Literacy, Numeracy, Personal Development Skills and Work Related Skills). The Young Parents program has also partnered with the HRCC to run the SmallTalks Parenting Group that supports young mothers with the challenges of parenting.
How it works: Students have classes for half days on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, where a qualified childcare worker is on staff to also support the mother in caring for their child while undertaking their education. Students undertake a VCAL curriculum.
Referral Process: If you think you or your child would benefit from this type of program, please speak to Young Parents Coordinator, or Liam Offer, Alternate Program Assistant Principal, to discuss your needs.
Contact: Alternate Programs – 5381 7100 or Liam Offer – 0429 417 024