Learn Ready

Many young people need support to stay at school, or to find suitable education or training that meets their needs and aspirations.

Early intervention for young people who are struggling in education is critical. If core skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours are not developed across childhood and adolescence, they become increasingly difficult and expensive to address later in life. Young people not fully engaged in education or work are at greater risk of long-term unemployment, cycles of low pay, employment insecurity and social exclusion. Early school leavers are two and a half times more likely to be unemployed, earn lower wages and have poorer quality of life outcomes. Phoenix House provides flexible education programs for young people with very specific and challenging needs. We work with schools and families to identify young people at risk. Students identified have a range of complex social and educational needs and are at a high risk of leaving school early. We catch young people before they fully disengage with formal education and aim to inspire a life-long love of learning.

Phoenix House provides flexible education programs for young people with very specific and challenging needs

We offer a range of courses to enhance learning and living skills aimed at helping young people re-engage with formal education. Phoenix House educators are highly skilled and experienced in flexible education delivery and we have achieved significant positive outcomes for the young people undertaking our courses.

Transit Program

Phoenix House, in partnership with Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE, deliver a program enabling students to complete a Year 10 equivalent qualification in a flexible learning environment, a Certificate II in Work Skills and Vocational Pathways.  The program is aimed at students for whom mainstream schooling has been challenging, where they have not been able to realise their full educational potential. The course is delivered in a flexible, self-paced and supportive learning environment that is designed to be able to accommodate the many different learning styles of the students. By providing the wrap around support we are ensuring all barriers to education are being addressed. By supporting students to build upon their natural talents the course helps students to discover what they are passionate about. Individual learning plans are put in place with a focus on preparing students for entry into further studies or employment. Participants engage in a range of “trade tasters” – real life trade and work experience in areas including: hospitality, plumbing, hair and beauty, game design and development and mechanics. The Transit Program has proven success with the majority of participants continuing with further study, vocational training or employment. The high results from this course combined with it being the only course of its type in the Northers Sydney area means it is in high demand and attracts students from all over Sydney. Please contact us to find out more about the course.

HSC Tuition Service

We specialise in working with disengaged youth, struggling with social or mental health concerns, but who still wish to pursue their education. Tuition groups will be no larger than 6 people, facilitated by two qualified teachers. We  primarily target young people who require support for their Year 11 preliminary/HSC, but would consider tuition for Year 10 students. When? Tuesday and Thursday: 3.30 – 5pm Cost? $25 per person per session on a pay-as-you-go-basis $225 – 10% discount if a block of Tuesdays or Thursdays are  pre-paid for the term (assuming a 10 week term) $400 – 20% discount if both Tuesdays and Thursdays are pre-paid per term (assuming a 10 week term) Contact us via email and we’ll be happy to provide further details. Email: alex@phoenixhouse.org.au

Scholarship Program

Phoenix House, in partnership with Rotary, provides scholarships for students who are studying or undertaking training who require additional financial support. These scholarships can cover the cost of supplies such as textbooks, technology and course fees. If you like to support our scholarship program, please click here

Tutoring and study groups

Phoenix House provides a safe, quiet and supportive environment for young people who need a place to study. We also provide one to one tutoring and study groups tailored to each student’s needs. Students offer one another fabulous peer support which helps to keep them engaged and motivation in education.