About Western College Alesco Learning Centre

Where every student has the opportunity to make their own choices about their role as a student.

Who We Are

Our program provides young people with an opportunity for successful educational outcomes that move away from an institutional environment. This environment allows students to find success in a supportive environment that focuses on the individual student and how they best learn. Every student is different in some way. We here at Western College Alesco Learning Centre endeavour to teach and interact to these differences ensuring each and every student feels comfortable and is set up for educational success.

Western College Alesco Learning Centre is a school that provides education to Stage 5 students (years 9 and 10). The critical award or goal for these students is the Record of School Achievement (RoSA) which can be awarded at the end of year 10.

As students time in year 10 draws to a close Western College Alesco Learning Centre works with students to develop an individual transition program into the next stage of education or work. It is Alesco’s goal to transition every student into something prior to the end of year 10 to give that reassurance and confidence in leaving the community of the school.

We have an extensive list of contacts for education and work options post year 10. These including senior school, tertiary education, apprenticeship, traineeship and numerous potential local and out of town employers. Students can utilise these contacts to form an idea of possible future educational and career pathways.

Curriculum

Year 9 & 10
We offer a NESA curriculum based mostly on core courses. To supplement the core courses an additional two practical subjects will be chosen based on the list of electives listed by NESA.

  • Maths
  • English
  • Science
  • HSIE
  • PDHPE
  • Technology-based course and Work Education

All students undergoing the enrolment process will be required to submit documentation from previous school(s) in accordance with our eligibility policy. This becomes vitally important when assessing a student for year 10 and their prospects of attaining the RoSA credential for that year.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enrol in the Alesco Learning Centre?

All enrolments require this Application for Enrolment Form (PDF) to be completed and returned to the Alesco Learning Centre. Please contact us on 6884 2899 if you prefer a hard copy Application for Enrolment to be sent out to you.

After we receive your application and all accompanying documentation you will join the list of students waiting for intake. At certain times in the year, we will contact students on the list to check they still want to apply. Students are then offered an opportunity to attend an interview.

Students will not be enrolled at Alesco Learning Centre without attending an interview. Parents are welcome to join their student for the interview but it is the student that we are interested most in talking to.

We will ask questions about their previous schooling and why they want to attend Alesco. We will ask about any relevant health history or behavioural incidents. We may also ask about their support networks or peer networks. People who participate in the interview with an openness and willingness to embrace change have the best chance of gaining a position within the school.

We often have more young people on the list than we can place so we remind you that an interview is not a guarantee of enrolment.

Are there any fees for the Alesco Learning Centre?

There is a non-refundable resource fee of $60 per year for stage 5 (Year 9 and 10)

What are your hours of operation?

Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 9 am – 3 pm for all year levels.

How can I contact you?

Visit us at 37 Cobbora Road Dubbo.

Phone us on 02 6884 2899.

Or send us a message via our contact form.

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What People Are Saying

What real people are saying about Western College and Alesco Learning Centre.

Firstly, I am a senior citizen and I have attended about 6 lots of Tech Savvy Courses for Seniors held at Dubbo since August 2016.

Although I have a reasonable basic knowledge of computers, I found the courses very beneficial and this enabled me to experience a much wider use of the internet.  I have much more confidence in such things as Gmail; Apps; Podcasts; Facebook; Youtube; as well as buying online.  The smaller classes enabled a more comprehensive coverage of each topic.

I would definitely recommend to any senior citizen who is computer “illiterate” seeking to use computers, iPads, tablets etc. to enrol in these courses.

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