As a first-year primary teaching student, Emmett Harle’s part of a wellbeing program called the Avondale Character Experience Laboratory. It’s built resilience, which helped Emmett just complete Australia’s premier alpine walk.
Counselling classes at Avondale are a safe place. “We’re like a team supporting each other,” says student Ryan Crabtree of his classmates and lecturers. With a limited number of Commonwealth-supported places, students joining Ryan next year—and the year after—will get support of a different kind even before their first class.
With free accommodation, fee discounts and a free wellbeing program, the Avondale experience in 2023 will be more affordable and more fun.
Publishing an anthology has helped creative writing students at Avondale make sense of the “total change to the order of life” wrought by COVID-19.
She hasn’t studied for 15 years, but Alex Blackham is not only back in class, it’s like she never left school. “Our lecturer reads to us while we sit on a mat. You understand how a child feels.” This is why students rate our teaching courses as number one in Australia for learner engagement.
Avondale’s Eagles are flying again. A team of 37 travelled to Perth for UniSport Nationals (September 24-30) and returned with a silver medal and an enhanced reputation for sportsmanship.