Education: Experienced team at Kolping House Salzburg
For young residents and their parents, it is important that an experienced teaching team supports everyday life at Kolping House Salzburg (learning, leisure and personal assistance).
Independence & autonomy
The teaching staff at the Kolping Youth Accommodation will assist residents in becoming independent and autonomous. The principles are our Christian view of the world and people and the values of Kolping tradition.
Active within the community
We have an active community within the Kolping House Youth Accommodation Salzburg. As well as providing everyday support, our teaching staff organise regular team activities and leisure options.
When young people move out of their parents’ house for the first time, it is a challenge both for them and their parents. Our teaching staff provide support in the areas of “school/learning/apprenticeships”, “leisure” and “personal assistance” to our young people – both individually and in peer groups. Regular contact with parents/guardians is very important to us! If everyone works together: young people, teachers and parents, then the training time can be a period that can be remembered with pleasure.
We want to support and help our residents as they develop their personalities and get to grips with life:
- Accompanying young people during their school and/or professional training and their integration into the working world.
- Practising of responsibility and conflict ability in a good balance between freedom and rules in line with the motto “Freedom needs Boundaries”.
- Providing young people with the space and opportunities to “experiment” and encouraging them to design more liveable and autonomous living spaces.
- Encouraging young people to have a realistic attitude to life.
- Support in the holistic development (professional, social, personal, political, ecological, religious) of young people.
Joining in and organising
There is a House Parliament at Kolping House. The elected representatives take care of the residents’ concerns. They meet with the management every six weeks or so and discuss suggestions for living together and develop solutions to any problems within the halls. Residents can become hall and group spokespeople and coaches. Our coaches are residents who have already lived at Kolping House for a while and act as a mentor for new residents during their initial stay in the halls. This structure allows young people to learn the basic principles of democratic involvement.
Rules for getting along well
The diversity at the Kolping House Youth Accommodation and Halls of Residence demands certain rules in order for everyone to get along: Our House Rules for apprentices/pupils and those for students clearly define all the important cornerstones of living together at Kolping House Salzburg.