MOUNT ELIZA SECONDARY COLLEGE
Mount Eliza, VIC
Students in Mount Eliza Secondary College’s IDEEA Lab – a classroom designed to allow students to Imagine, Discover, Engage, Empower and Act – devote an entire school day once a week to undertaking real-world projects that are solely developed to engage them and prepare them for life after school. Students are marked not on the regular Australian Curriculum, but only on the capabilities, which creates learning opportunities for students of all levels. Students learn how to work collaboratively and manage individual projects from day one. They also undertake a community placement in Year 8 where they attend a local not-for-profit organisation for several days to experience workplace culture.