River Nile School actively invites enrolments from students at any point through the school year. In allocating student places subject to availability, we give priority to students that:
- Have a refugee or asylum seeker background
- Are young women aged between 15 and 21 years
- Are educationally disengaged (not attending school or another training program)
- Are not in full-time work
- Motivated to undertake our VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) Program
Many of our students have struggled in classes at mainstream Australian schools. We encourage schools to consider sending those students to us for a semester or two to identify and work to overcome gaps in their skills.
We deliver our VCAL program over a two year period but are happy for students to come to us for shorter periods of time to improve their basic literacy and numeracy skills and then return to their home school.
Asylum Seeker & Refugee women over 21 years of age
For Asylum Seeker and Refugee women over 21 years of age, RNLC generally offers a 6 month program, with students usually attending 2-3 days per week. After completing 6 months, on a Term-by-Term basis, students may be offered the opportunity to continue learning with RNLC subject to consideration of our ‘waiting list’ demands and our assessment of a student’s capacity to benefit from what we offer.
As our childcare centre has a limited capacity, we need to manage student places and days offered to young women who are young mothers.
Make an appointment to Visit our Centre
Potential students are welcome to visit our Centre to discuss what we offer, between 10 am – 3 pm Monday to Friday, during school terms. To make an appointment, telephone (03) 9329 8425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org