Case study

Centennial Park School

Principal Kevin Ikin

Kevin engaged Swivel Careers, Side Hustle Programme with a particular purpose in mind. A specific student was struggling to participate in group activities and in particular collaboration with his peers. The purpose of engaging with Swivel was to create a learning opportunity to build these 'life skills in the student(s) in preparation for future study and ultimately career.

The Side Hustle Programme asks students to work in groups and allocate tasks within the group that play to individuals strengths. Students have a chance to acknowledge their own strengths as well as celebrate the strengths of those in their group. The course promotes agency and student voice and encourages acceptance of ideas.

Kevin and the attending teachers were blown away by the level of interaction they saw from the earmarked student and felt the programme absolutely delivered on its promise.