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“You wouldn’t buy a car without taking it for a test-drive, so why shouldn’t we do the same with our future careers?” Across two years at The Academy, students can expect to complete at least 20 days of self-driven structured work experience with companies and organisations from a range of different industries. Facilitating work experience...
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  Lane Havelberg, Year 12 Essendon Student, shares his experience of attending The Academy!
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WANGARATTA Rovers young gun Brayden George is quickly making a name for himself in Wangaratta since moving from Girgarre. George relocated to the area to attend school at The Academy, which is an AFL based, VCAL school for students in years 11 and 12. The 17-year-old has en-joyed a breakout 2021 season, being selected in...
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After jumping at the opportunity to be in the first cohort of The Academy’s Wangaratta campus, Year 11 student, Brayden George, sat down with The Academy to talk about his experiences so far. The Academy: Hi Brayden. How are you? How’s life in Wangaratta? Brayden: G’day! I’m good, thank you. Living in Wangaratta has been...
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The one-size-fits-all approach to education is not working and it’s failing Australian kids. I’m shocked by how the education system has not modernized and evolved over the past 50 years. We need to find a way to fix the system and help the 40 percent of secondary students who are disengaged from their education. Teachers...
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  ALEX RANCE has been in the news on a number of fronts this week. There was talk of a comeback to the Tigers, while he was also said to have “signed on the dotted line” to be on The Bachelor only to pull out. Now Rance has clarified one of these rumours with some...
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The Academy keen to establish a campus with its unique curriculum in the rural city. The Academy has identified Wangaratta as a suitable region to open another AFL based school curriculum campus in February 2021. Currently operating in Essendon and Geelong, The Academy is a full time education program that provides an alternative to standard...
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For thousands of Victorian students, school isn’t a building with a classroom and whiteboard. It’s a snowfield, the stage, a hospital or even a prison. Different schools catering for different needs have popped up across the state in the past few decades. In the past three years alone, campuses have opened specialising in Australian rules...
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High schools are being called on to provide students with more opportunities to be active after an Australian study showed teenagers spend more than two thirds of their day sitting down. In a world first, nearly 400 students from 18 Victorian high schools were tracked , using “activPAL” wearable devices, by researchers from Deakin University....
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RETIRED AFL star Alex Rance’s footy program in Geelong is back kicking goals — with the local campus now re-opened to students after closing due to COVID-19 restrictions. Rance is the co-founder and co-director of The Academy, with its Geelong program delivered in partnership with Western Heights College. The program provides an alternative to standard...
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