Place-based Education Plans
Education Plans adopt a ‘people and place’ approach to education, enabling decisions about local learners to be based on local circumstances and made in an integrated way.
Education Plans aim to transform education provision in a geographical area, involving a cluster of schools and partners, through tailored interventions. These interventions respond to the complex challenges impacting the achievement and wellbeing of children and young people in that area.
What is the Oakleigh Education Plan?
The Oakleigh Education Plan (OEP) is a four-year plan that allows a joint approach to making sure every student has access to high-quality, seamless education. Improvements to student engagement, achievement and wellbeing outcomes are all part of this approach.
The three schools involved in the Plan are South Oakleigh College Huntingdale Primary School and Oakleigh South Primary School. Celebrating the diversity of the community, inclusion and learning from each school’s expertise will also be a priority across the Learning Precinct.
Subscribe here to access the first two editions of the Oakleigh Education Plan bi-annual e-newsletter, the OEP Scoop.
What is being delivered?
Teaching and learning components being delivered in this plan include:
- a strengthened Year 5 to Year 8 transition program
- a dedicated STEM professional learning plan and focus on promoting and integrating STEM across all three schools
- clear career pathways with support through partnering with leading tertiary institutions and industry professionals
- strengthened Japanese pathways for students with a coherent approach to Japanese teaching and learning across the Learning Precinct
- a focus on teacher collaboration and building understanding and capability across STEM, transition and Japanese
As part of the Oakleigh Education Plan, the Victorian Government has invested $9.92 million to support the planning and infrastructure for South Oakleigh Secondary College to extend the gymnasium and refurbish the science block.
Oakleigh South Primary School received funding through the building works package and Huntingdale Primary School received funding to upgrade and modernise their school, as well as funding from the permanent modular school building program.
For information and updates surrounding the latest building works, head to the Capital Works page and Oakleigh Education Plan schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au as well as the VSBA Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/VictorianSchoolBuild/
Oakleigh Education Plan Partners
We are very fortunate to have Monash Tech School (MTS) as a key OEP partner, which allows our teachers and students to not only access their world class facilities and programs but also benefit from their specialist STEM expertise including the Design2Innovate professional learning program for teachers. As an example of the strength of this partnership and Monash Tech School’s commitment to the Oakleigh Education Plan, MTS are partnering with design studio MoveMerge to work with us to design, create and implement our key STEM strategic goals as a key element of the Oakleigh Education Plan.
For more about our STEM, Monash Tech School and MoveMerge collaboration, please see the STEM and Monash Tech School pages.