The partnership being formed between the College and Otway Health and Community Services will establish a mentoring program for Years 7 to 11 students at the school. Mentored by members of their community, students will be supported in their pursuit of strengthening or developing skills needed to contribute to planning and implementing of a quality school theatre production. The S.C.A.M.P program seeks to ensure positive mental health outcomes to students by providing mentoring, new support networks, community involvement and participation in the arts. The act of sharing knowledge, skills and experience between the mentors and students will enable stronger bonds to be formed in the community and create a greater sense of belonging. The partners will focus on theatre and performance as the main activity being undertaken due to the educational, developmental and social benefits of theatre for students. As a result of participation in the program, students will demonstrate increased confidence and improved resilience. They will also experience a strong sense of community support and will forge positive relationships with community members. By providing students with the support of skilled community mentors they will be learning a specific skill of interest to them which might not otherwise have been available to them. Students will gain an increase in employability skills including time management, communication and organisational skills. They will be developing fundamental social skills and be exposed to educational opportunities in arts and drama, including script writing, theatre directing, drama lessons, music lessons, set construction, sound and lighting production, planning and organisation jobs, photography, cooking for crew and costume design.
S.C.A.M.P School based mentoring progam
Program Type: One to One
Contact Person: Jessica Dorney
Phone: 02 5237 8500
Street Address: 75 Mclachlan Street, Apollo Bay, VIC, 3233
Postal Address: GPO Box 84, Apollo Bay, VIC, 3233
Mentor Age: 20+
Mentee Age: 13-15
Child Protection Policy: Yes
Mentor Training: Yes, training is provided for mentors
Training Process of Mentors 2 hour education session for all mentors 1 mentor education booklet recieved mentor mingle sessions for support and interaction with other mentors
Mentor Screening: Yes, screening is provided for mentors
Screening Process of Mentors: Interested mentors must fill in an application form. Successful applicants are required to have Working with Childrens Check and committment to 10 week program
Mentor Position Description: One on one mentoring with years 8 and 9 students at Apollo Bay P-12 College working on a variety of activities around implementing a theatre prodcution within the school. Students and their mentors will be matched on interests and other shared qualities.
Mentor Minimum Commitment: 2 hour once a week for a period of 10 weeks