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Passionate schools ready to break new ground

Our six Victorian schools came together in late 2017 to learn more about the Passion Index and how to use it to cultivate a culture of passion in their schools in their schools. 

Principals and teachers from Western Port Secondary College, Mount Alexander College, Bentleigh Secondary College, Eltham High School, Kingswood College and Portland Secondary College shared with each other the challenges they face in their own communities to engage students in passion led learning and set goals they hope the Passion Index will help them achieve in 2018.

They were joined by Liverpool Boys High School in Sydney which is piloting the program remotely.

During the day, the schools learned about the Passion Profiles their students will create and ways their school can raise the importance of passion within their school community. The pilot schools have already shown exceptional commitment to passion as an essential part of learning and were selected to participate in this pilot program based on detailed applications from a range of Victorian schools. 

The Passion-led Learning Index and Toolkit is central to ALL’s view that schools need to know each student’s interest and develop their deep learning from this. Our goal is to turn around the high levels of student disengagement and underperformance recorded in Australia.

The teacher-led toolkit includes a school leader’s guide, the Passion Index, and teacher-designed tools to develop passionate learning experiences for all students. The selected schools will use, evaluate and work with ALL to refine the Passion-led Learning Toolkit. 

The Passion Index pilot is funded through the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.