REVOLUTION SCHOOL is a four-part documentary series which investigates how to improve secondary education in Australia. Kambrya is a large school, with more than 1100 students from 42 different nationalities. There are high achievers who are aiming for the stars, but also kids at risk of dropping out and others with serious behavioural difficulties and learning challenges.
As a state-funded school Kambrya takes on all comers, but it did have a big problem. In 2008 the school was ranked in the bottom 10% of schools in Victoria on Year 12 results, and principal Michael Muscat knew he had to make significant changes. The question was, what changes?
It turns out the answers are not what we might expect. Michael Muscat looked at the evidence and decided the best way to lift the school off the bottom rung was to focus on more effective teaching and learning. It might sound simple but when you’re dealing with emotional teenagers, time-poor staff, anxious parents, social media bullying and the pains of growing up, change isn’t always easy.
Across the series we follow the dramatic story of how Kambrya tries to transform itself and change the lives of the kids.
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