John Richardson School, Unanderra
Name: John Richardson School
Type: Primary and Secondary School
Address: Staff Rd
State: New South Wales
Region Illawarra and South East
Phone: 4271 8973
Fax: 4271 5040
John Richardson Education and Training Unit is located in Unanderra, eight kilometres south west of Wollongong. The training unit provides the educational programs for young persons detained within Keelong Juvenile Justice Centre and is situated within the confines of the centre.
Educational and centre staff work in close liaison to provide the most appropriate education and training provison for young people incarcerated at Keelong Juvenile Jutice Centre. John Richardson Education and Training Unit aims to provide a curriculum aimed specifically at meeting the identified needs of students.
Programs provide opportunities for students to achieve significant outcomes in social, academic and vocational areas. Each student has an individualised education and training program which forms an integral part of their case management plan.
Education and centre staff meet regularly to ensure efficient and effective coordination of programs. Educational staff contribute to the overall function of the centre via Centre Support Team meetings and Centre Management Team meetings. John Richardson Education and Training Unit provides an extended provision for students.
During the year 2000, the unit has remained open for an additional four weeks beyond that of normal stream education. The Department of Education and Training provides the additional resources to ensure appropriate provision during these times.