Galilee School

Communities@Work’s Galilee School is a registered, independent secondary school for disengaged and vulnerable young people in Years 7-10 in the ACT and surrounding areas for whom the mainstream schooling environment has struggled to deliver positive learning outcomes.

COVID-19 Update: Galilee School has entered into a period of 'student free days'. Galilee School will remain open with increased hygiene and social practices, for those families and carers to send their young person to school where they need to. Please refer to our COVID-19 Information and Advice page and visit our Parents and Community Resources page for more information and important resources.

About Galilee School

Galilee School offers a supportive and flexible learning program that aims to meet the individual needs of students. The School operates 2 campuses. One in Holder for Year 10 and one in Kambah for Year 7-9. The school employs a team of skilled teachers, youth workers and support staff who are able to support students presenting with a range of learning abilities.

The school provides students with a quality education aligned with the Australian Curriculum and modified to meet the needs of the individual as outlined in each student’s Individualised Learning Plan.

Galilee School offers a supportive, engaging and flexible learning environment in which skilled teachers and youth workers implement programs designed to meet the educational needs of each student, aligned with the Australian Curriculum

The learning environment available at Galilee School provides a range of opportunities for students to engage with their learning and to explore individual interests and passions while improving social and emotional capabilities. To increase the education and employment opportunities for students, the school also provides training, skill development and job ready support for students transitioning to the workforce or to further educational opportunities.

The individual education needs of all students are met via a flexible support model that is learner centred, strengths based, relationship driven and restorative. The program provided by Communities@Work’s Galilee School builds and develops long-term resilience and resourcefulness in the young people attending the school.

Students leave the school with a heightened sense of respect for themselves and for others as well as having increased levels of self-confidence. The school seeks to inspire young people to realise their full potential by developing and utilising their unique talents and capabilities and by aiding students to find a sense of purpose and value in themselves as productive and worthwhile members of our community.

The program provided by Communities@Work’s Galilee School does not focus on a ‘quick fix’, but rather seeks to nurture long-term resilience and resourcefulness. The objective is to promote respect and confidence, and to inspire young people to realise their full potential by developing their unique talents and capabilities. In essence, a holistic package is created to help students mature into responsible young adults and lay the platform for a successful future.

Our Referral Process

Referrals to Galilee School can be made by a family member, a youth worker or case worker, may come from the school the student is currently attending or can be made by the young person themselves.

Referrals are made directly to the School, and are accepted at all times of the year – with new students generally commencing at the start of each term (depending on when referral and enrolment processes can be completed). At various times of the year a waiting list may be established. The waiting list is regularly reviewed as placements become available.

Please refer to our Parents and Community Resources Page for important information relevant to the current COVID-19 situation, including the remote learning strategy, learning plan, plan for social and emotional support, and other resources for Galilee School students and parents/guardians. 

For more information, please Get In Touch
Alternatively, you can call us on (02) 6293 6314

You can also learn more about us by reading Communities@Work and Galilee School Annual Report

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Work With Us

The learning environments at Galilee provide a range of opportunities for our students to re-engage with their learning and to constructively connect to their community by building their resilience, health, independence, and social and emotional life skills. This not only changes their lives but impacts their future.

Working with Galilee School means becoming a part of this impact. It means helping our children navigate complex challenges, and building them a better future. It means supporting them in their education, learning and skill-building, and supporting Galilee School in offering an alternative model of education that delivers positive outcomes.

If you’re an educator or youth worker interested in becoming a part of the Galilee School community, please send your expression of interest to

You can also contact Galilee School through Get In Touch or look at existing vacancies on our careers page. 



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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