St Simon Peter Catholic Primary School - Ignite Program

LEAD Award for Excellence in the category of Learning

St Simon Peter Catholic Primary School - Ignite Program

The Ignite Program was introduced early in 2104 at St Simon Peter Catholic Primary School to help disengaged students become more responsive, engaged and active in school and learning.

The program began with a team coordinator and three staff developing relationships with students who could benefit from participation. After these relationships were in place, each student taking part in the program would work with a teacher on a range of activities including academic exercises, physical education and relationship skills.

The outcomes for the students involved have been improved behaviour and improved learning results. One student commented on the benefits of the Ignite Programs effectiveness, saying the initiative 'has helped me be more enthusiastic at school… It is fun and helps me get up in the morning'.