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How We Operate

The school itself operates on a number of levels to support entrepreneurship, self-knowledge, group knowledge, international understanding and an insight into the natural cycles which govern our lives.


Our Melbourne Campus is the JCS Head Office as well as our school for days we are not travelling or based at Lavers Hill. This campus actively supports students while they are not at Lavers Hill and acts as the administrative centre for the all aspects of the school’s activities. Parent and student meetings are held at the centre along with smaller local workshops and family meetings. 


Given a large part of the JCS curriculum revolves around the outdoors and an understanding of natural cycles, the school also offers an agriculturally based curriculum. This is run from our Otway retreat at Laver's Hill on the Great Ocean Road. Here, students and the wider community participate in farm and nature related activities and interact with local and international travelers.


JCS also operates camps in South East Asia where students can work with local communities. This cultural exchange sees our students teach English to young people while also learning the practices of the local people in return.

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