The year 7 – 10 curriculum is based on the new Victorian Essential Learning Standards with a move towards the Australian Curriculum. There is a core program in years 7 and 8 and an elective program in years 9 and 10. The iPad Program supports teaching and learning from years 7 to 10 as each student has access to their own device in a wireless environment. Students possess greater levels of technological literacy through all subject areas and are better prepared for further education, training and to live and work in a digital world.
There is a strong emphasis on building interdisciplinary skills in communication, inquiry based learning, problem solving and using Information and Communication Technology. There is future focused curriculum at year 10 and students have the opportunity to select units that reflect further study options. This new curriculum effectively assists student in the development of a global perspective and active citizenship.
The years 7 and 8 curriculum provides student with a solid foundation for future learning by building sequential knowledge and skill development in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Education and Languages Other than English (German). The school has a vibrant Arts, Technology and Design program where students enjoy a range of creative learning experiences. The Health and Physical Education program places a strong emphasis on active participation and healthy life styles.
Eligible year 7 students enjoy our ‘Academic Achievers Program’ designed to challenge and cater to the learning needs of highly motivated and academically capable students.
Year 9 students are required to undertake core studies in subject disciplines. They also have opportunities to select from a broad range of Arts, Technology and Language subjects. Students are encouraged to progressively take more responsibility for their own learning.
During year 9, one week per term is dedicated to ‘Project Week’, an integrated curriculum approach to teaching and learning which supports the general themes being studied and provides an opportunity for students to work in mixed groups towards a common goal.
The College also caters to different learning styles through the Applied Learning Program at year 9 and 10. Students participate in a hands-on approach to learning as a way of further exploring their pathways options.
In year 11 and 12 students have access to a broad range of VCE and Vocational Education subjects and may choose pathways from the VCE and VCAL programs.