Links West – Links To Learning

Transitioning ‘At-Risk’ Students Back Into Mainstream Education


WSTEC run three Links To Learning Programs. Two of the programs are based in Whalan (in Sydney’s Western Suburbs) and the other is in McGraths Hill (in the Hawkesbury region). These programs are funded by the NSW Government and administered by the Department of Education and Training. They cater to youth aged 15 to 17, who are at risk of disengaging from school. Students are referred directly by their school. The objective is to have the students transition back to their base school to continue their education after the program.

This two day per week program is designed for students between the ages of 15 and 17 who are at risk of disengaging from school. As the program is funded by the State Government, it is free to participants and referring schools. With three programs, based in Whalan, and McGrath’s Hill, we are easily accessible by public transport for your students. The course runs for 11 weeks from 9:00am to 3.00pm.

Schools can register their students by contacting us for registration on the online system.

All resources needed by the students are supplied, as is Breakfast, should the students require it. Teachers are supplemented with Teacher’s Aides giving a high Teacher to Student ratio (>1:3). Consistent and frequent communication with the student’s base school is maintained to ensure that you are kept informed as to your student’s progress throughout the course.

Core Skills and Subjects Delivered

  • Planning your work
  • Social Interaction and Communication
  • Motivation and Self-Confidence
  • Setting and Achieving Goals.
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Technology
  • Research / Design / Presentation
  • Career Pathways
  • Living in Society
  • Stress Management and Problem Solving

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