All students are entitled to a two term Intensive English program at NPELS and students who have experienced disruptions to their previous schooling may stay in the program for up to one year. Teachers, transition staff and campus coordinators discuss students’ length of stay in the program with parents at Student Progress meetings which are held each term.
On completion of their program, students exit to primary and secondary schools and some senior students exit to Technical and Further Education settings to continue their study of English. Transition staff and campus coordinators support parents in transferring their children to mainstream schools. Detailed reports on students are sent to exit schools.
Noble Park and Casey Campuses
- Two parent information sessions are held each term. Parents are informed about the NPELS transition process and the Victorian Education system
- Students over 15 are interviewed twice during their stay at NPELS about their strengths, interests and career plans. These interviews are handed on to students’ mainstream schools when they exit.
- A qualified careers counsellor is available to advise students. (Noble Park campus only)
- One week work experience placements are organised for a group of about 15 students each term.
- Transition staff arrange most student transfers.
- A Schools “Expo” is held each semester. (Noble Park campus only)
- Transition staff visit exit students in their mainstream schools to follow up on their progress.
- Former students are invited to a reunion. Reunions are held at both campuses each term.
At the conclusion of their English language program, students and their families are supported in preparing for their transition into mainstream schooling.
• Two parent information sessions to inform parents about the transition process for the Campus and the Victorian Education system.
• Assistance with enrolment at mainstream schools, including contacting schools to inform them of new students from the Springvale Campus of NPELS.
• A transition visit so each student can meet their mainstream teacher before they leave the Language school.
• Explanation of the Transition Report during the final Student Progress meeting.
• Teacher meeting with the mainstream school to discuss each student’s progress in learning English.
• Meetings with the Wellbeing Officer to support students and parents as they prepare for transition to mainstream schools.
• Follow up with mainstream schools to discuss the progress of exit students.