Galilee School – Why us?

Inspiring young people to discover their potential, find a sense of purpose and reconnect with education.

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WHY WE’RE DIFFERENT TO MAINSTREAM SCHOOLS

Mainstream schools don’t work for everyone.  Galilee School fills a unique niche by supporting the learning of teenagers who struggle in mainstream school environments. We offer a positive solution for young adults or their families looking for an alternative path to success.

  • We create a flexible learning program tailored to each student’s needs.
  • We specialise in smaller class sizes (1 to 5 staff to student ratio).
  • We help students develop their emotional and social skills.
  • We focus on building close relationships with students and families.
  • We provide authentic real-life training opportunities and job-ready support.
  • Our Senior Secondary College provides a much-needed pathway for disadvantaged students to get an ACT Senior Secondary (Year 12) Certificate.
  • We help former students to stay connected with the school and get help with career pathways, transition to work and work rights education.

Wondering about the difference Galilee School makes?

Here’s what some of our students said:

 

  • “Galilee is like no other school I’ve ever been to. This school has taught me so much more than I could have ever imagined. It’s made me a better person.”
  • “I realised I’d never truly had a home until I felt entirely safe and cared for here at Galilee.”
  • “You make me feel loved and accepted. Even on my worst days when I think the world is against me, you are always cheering me on.”
  • “You’ve given me hope. The world seems brighter, and I’ve found the sparkle you inspired.”
  • “You see people for their full potential, not for who they start as.”
  • “Thank you for never judging me or anyone else for their differences and problems. Just accepting me for who I am.”
  • “Our time here at Galilee School has been more than just classes and lunches; it’s been a collective experience of growth, friendship, and shared laughter. We’ve discovered the importance of teamwork, resilience, and the undeniable truth that laughter is indeed the best medicine.”
  • The friendships forged and the memories created here are the foundations upon which our futures are built.”

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WHO WE ARE

Galilee School is a registered, independent secondary school designed specially to support disengaged young adults in Years 7-12 find success in school and life – regardless of their life challenges. It is the only high school in the Canberra region with this unique mission.

Our team of highly skilled educators, youth workers and support staff provide students with a quality education aligned with the Australian Curriculum.

We also provide training and job-ready support to increase the education and employment opportunities for students transitioning to the workforce or to further education.

WHERE WE ARE

Our school sits across two campuses. The main campus is on a peaceful 200 hectare bushland setting in Kambah overlooking the Brindabella Mountains. The second campus is at Dixon Drive, Holder.

To help students get to and from school we have our own buses that collect and drop off students from the Tuggeranong, Civic and Belconnen bus interchanges.

GEORGIA’S STORY

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Georgia, a single mother, faced challenges balancing parenting and studying. Galilee School supported her, arranging childcare and providing essential resources. Despite obstacles, she graduated with top honors, crediting the school for her success and newfound opportunities.

Read Georgia’s full story here

OUR SENIOR COLLEGE FOR YEAR 11 AND 12

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Our Senior Secondary College provides a much-needed pathway for disadvantaged students to get an ACT Senior Secondary (Year 12) Certificate through a boutique range of accredited subjects. (Since the opening of the College, student success after Year 10 has jumped from 8% to 92%).

 

Contact us

 

Other contact details:

Phone: (02) 6293 6314

Email: galilee.school@commsatwork.org

You may also contact us through the Communities at Work main switch on 02 6293 6500 or admin@commsatwork.org

Location

Kambah Campus, Years 7 to 9 - Galilee School

244 Kambah Pool Road, KAMBAH ACT, 2902

Holder Campus, Year 10 - Galilee School

172 Dixon Drive, Holder ACT, 2611

Kambah Campus, Years 7 to 9 - Galilee School

244 Kambah Pool Road, KAMBAH ACT, 2902

Holder Campus, Year 10 - Galilee School

172 Dixon Drive, Holder ACT, 2611

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