The alternative education program at Kamaruka, proposes to address the social/ emotional difficulties, as well as the academic and behavioural challenges, often exhibited by the students enrolled, with the aim of assisting students to return to mainstream setting, if this is what is desired, within approximately two years. Some students choose to stay on at Kamaruka for a longer period, before moving on to further education.

Adopting a multi-modal approach, the teachers collaborate with parents, as well as external professionals, to increase on-task behaviour, reduce anxiety and aggression, improve wellbeing, as well as behavioural and academic progress.