Curriculum Overview and Learning
The College aims to develop within each student a love of learning, an enquiring mind and a desire to strive for their personal best. A range of learning experiences are provided that promote excellence in learning and assist students to improve their study techniques and develop their self-esteem, confidence and independence.
Students have varying cognitive, social, emotional and physical needs according to their differing capacities, qualities and aptitudes. The comprehensive and systematic curriculum provides for these various needs.
The range of options offered allows each student to pursue an educational course which will more than adequately prepare them for their lives after secondary school. The curriculum is forward looking and focuses on giving students the capacity for lifelong learning, a thorough grounding in foundation knowledge and skills, and the capacity to be adaptable and flexible in a changing world.
The College offers a Curriculum of prescribed and elective studies in the Learning Areas:
In Years 7 and 8, students study a compulsory broadly based curriculum encompassing all the Learning Areas.
In Year 9, students complete some prescribed studies and are encouraged to develop areas of particular interest through a comprehensive Electives Program.
In Year 10, students select one of five Year 10 Programs that include a variety of combinations of prescribed studies, elective studies, accelerated studies and applied learning options depending on student interest and aptitude.
In Years 11 and 12, students are offered a wide range of VCE Studies, a selection of VETiS (Vocational Education and Training) programs and the VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) Program.
The Student Course Guides (see Student Resources) provide a detailed overview of the Curriculum Structure. Courses are tailored to meet the individual needs and particular interests of our students. Student selection of a course of study is supported by counselling and careers advice.
The timetable consists of 5 lessons per day in a 10 day cycle.