Parents Voice in Government School Education

Year 9 – the ‘lost year’?

This article in The Conversation focuses on the disengagement that some students experience at school, often beginning in Year 9.

According to the article:

Each year in Victoria, thousands of students disengage from school between the start of Year 9 and the end of Year 12. Many are expelled or suspended. Others simply switch off in class, skip lessons, or quit school to seek out different educational and training pathways. Whatever the reason, many high school teachers say something significant happens to school engagement levels around Year 9.

The article goes on to detail innovative approaches schools are using to keep students engaged at this critical time in their schooling.

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