Year 9 - The Broken Hill Experience
The Year 9 remote education experience at Broken Hill is part of the continuum of City Experience, Outback and Enlightenment (International focus). It combines the MLC School academic curriculum with personal and interpersonal development. The program has been in place for over a decade and has evolved in line with the needs of MLC School students and focus of the school, educating young women to be fearless thinkers with moral courage and compassion to be agents of change in their own lives and the lives of others. Broken Hill is a resilient community with a rich history and, as the base for this experience, provides an opportunity for powerful learning at a crucial stage in each student’s development.
Each trip is designed with an exciting and stimulating integrated curriculum for students to follow, one that is relevant to all they will experience in Broken Hill. This is one of the many ways MLC School endeavours to strengthen its links with the Aboriginal Community. In addition, students interact with local residents through a community service program, which will involve the youngest to the oldest residents of Broken Hill.
A major component of this experience is the development of life-long learning skills. This includes living together in groups of 5-6 in cabins, budgeting, purchasing food supplies and developing skills of co-operation, communication and conflict resolution. These skills foster independence and resilience, equipping students for their futures.
This is an exciting opportunity. Past students recall with affection the transformative and positive impact of living and learning in Broken Hill.