Aurora College Mentoring

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Contact Person: Kate Thompson
Position: Head Teacher, Secondary Studies
Phone: 02 9886 7560
Mobile: 0411 026 141
Address: 3B Smalls Rd, Ryde, NSW, 2112

The mentoring program has a series of clear aims which are to:

  • Increase student engagement in learning
  • Increase student motivation
  • Provide students with expanded career options and insight into different occupational environments
  • Enhance student performance in a range of skills, including goal-setting, decision-making, negotiating and constructing a coherent argument
  • Broaden students’ experience

Students are encouraged to self-nominate for the mentoring program. Student profiles are matched with a mentor who has similar interests and experiences. Mentoring needs to be flexible in some respects, given student timetables and availability of mentors. Under the guidance and supervision of Aurora College staff, mentoring sessions may take place in the college’s virtual learning environment and/or at the mentor’s workplace and/or in person at one of two residential school programs held each year. Themes for mentoring sessions aim to address topics that are age-appropriate and relevant to students at that stage of schooling. The theme and content of each session is largely driven by student interest and mentor willingness. The content of mentoring sessions is flexible and may take on new directions as a result of relationship building and increased trust throughout the program.

Mentor Age: 18 - 80
Mentee Age: 12 - 19
Privacy Policy: Yes
Child Protection Policy: Yes
Mentor Training: Yes, training is provided for mentors
Training Process of Mentors Training online at pre-arranged times for those accepted into the program.
Mentor Screening: Yes, screening is provided for mentors
Screening Process of Mentors: Compliance with all NSW DEC policies.
Mentor Position Description: Mentoring gifted and talented high school students who live in rural and remote areas.
Mentor Minimum Commitment: 8 x 45 min sessions per year
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