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Our Vision

Doxa School Bendigo is an educational setting for students who experience difficulties maintaining their place in mainstream education.

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Doxa School Bendigo opened its doors to students in July 2006 with the support of a governing partnership between the Doxa Youth Foundation, the Diocese of Sandhurst and the Marist Brothers.

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School Information

Doxa School Bendigo has been established to meet the need for an alternative option for education for students ‘at risk’ in the wider Bendigo region. This school complements other alternate educational providers in the region and it is open to students from all sectors.

This program aims to re-engage students who are at risk of not completing their compulsory years of education because of a range of difficulties that affect their ability to engage in learning in a mainstream school setting. It provides supported and flexible education options for vulnerable students 12 years of age and older whose educational journey has been a challenging one for them.

The Doxa Youth Foundation and the Catholic Education Office of the Diocese of Sandhurst form the governance of our school. Doxa School Bendigo educates in the Marist tradition of service to the marginalised and vulnerable continuing our relationship in this way with a former governor, The Marist Brothers.

Our current programs provide for students in years 7 to 12 in an enrolment of 12 months or more to support their re-entry into their mainstream school or another appropriate educational setting. We also transition students to vocational pathways. We have a strong focus on Literacy, Numeracy and Social and Emotional Learning to help our students build the resilience and confidence they need to take the next steps towards success on their life’s journey.

We currently have 50 students enrolled in our community and we are committed to building strong and supportive relationships with our students and their families, and also the various organisations and individuals that provide a range of supports for young people in our region.