Courses of Study - McAuley Champagnat Programme

The McAuley Champagnat Programme focuses on the holistic development of the students in an effort to gain the maximum education, well-being and training outcomes. We tailor educational programmes to meet the individual needs of each student. To do this, we draw on a range of Victorian and National programmes including:

  • The Victorian Curriculum
  • Certificate I Employment Pathways
  • Certificate II in Hair (Certificate II in Salon Assistant)
  • Short courses including Barista, First Aid and Construction Induction Training (white card)

We also run an elective programme with a range of options available to the students including:

  • Art and craft
  • Automotive
  • Service to the community
  • Cooking
  • Cultural Connections
  • EngineeringMCP-Hairdressing
  • Farming and Horticulture
  • Outdoor/Physical Education
  • Photography
  • Robotics
  • Science
  • Taekwondo
  • Woodwork

To support the students in their learning and to maximise their learning outcomes we also provide:

Personalised Learning Plans

  • A Personalised Learning Plan (PLP) is developed for each student and is a core component of the students' success and educational achievement. Students and families work with staff to develop the PLP's which include:

MCP Goals

Student Support


  • Each student is allocated a learning support officer who is their “go-to person”.  The learning support officer offers daily one-on-one support to students for all welfare, emotional and physical needs.
  • Students at risk receive intensive case management.
  • We provide healthy home-cooked meals and snacks to meet nutritional needs including breakfast, morning tea and lunch each day.
  • Regular health sessions and dental and medical checks are run during the school year to promote well-being.

Small Team Learning Environment

  • To help meet student's individual learning needs, students are placed in small teams of ten to fifteen under the leadership of a teacher, learning support officer and an educational aide.
  • Individual behaviour management plans are developed for each student.
  • Teams implement strategies in their classrooms to combat issues such as depression, self-harm, anger, abuse, drug and alcohol use etc.  With a focus on developing life skills to equip students with the necessary social and interpersonal skills.

Opportunities for Family Involvement and Support

  • Families, guardians and/or carers are involved in decision making, planning for students and celebrating success.
  • Staff communicate weekly with family units to promote the best possible outcomes for students.
  • Student Welfare and Discipline meetings are held with students and parents/guardians when required to discuss behavioural issues that are preventing the student from achieving educational success, suitable consequences and ways forward are also determined.