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Launching the Northern Bay Challenge

The Northern Bay Challenge

The Northern Bay Challenge was launched at Deakin University on Friday 20 April to a community audience of sixty people. The Northern Bay Challenge represents five years’ work gaining local support to ensure our students have a successful pathway into employment or further education. At Northern Bay College we challenge all those who work within and beyond the college to do all they can to guarantee a successful pathway for our students into further education or employment. 

We have a Board of highly regarded, influential and dedicated community leaders who have passionately engaged with the College in the belief that the whole community can and will embrace the challenge we face not only as school, but as a key region in Geelong.

We believe there are ten pillars that will underpin our work:

  1. Health
  2. Tertiary education access
  3. Capital works
  4. Co-located services
  5. Community engagement
  6. Removal of barriers, creating pathways to success
  7. School readiness
  8. School connection
  9. Employment Pathways
  10. Youth Development

And eleven deliverables:

  1. Improved health of children in their first 1000 days before they reach school.
  2. Guaranteed entry into tertiary education for students deemed capable after completing Year 12 at NBC.
  3. Scholarship and mentoring program to allow students to successfully complete the final two years of secondary education.
  4. Successful advocacy for financial commitments and follow-through on completion of NBC’s building master plan.
  5. A one-stop shop in Purnell Rd (at the Wexford Campus).
  6. Parents and community ‘buying in’ to The Challenge.
  7. NBC to remove all barriers to school success and create pathways to future employment.
  8. All students enter NBC ‘school ready’ with NBC equipped to make adaptations if necessary.
  9. All students have a high connection with NBC and with each other.
  10. All students have a career action plan from year five onwards.
  11. All young people in Corio / Norlane are active community members
For a full version please of the Challenge please visit http://www.northernbaycollege.vic.edu.au/about-us-northern-bay-challenge