Planning and provision of the curriculum is developed collaboratively by teaching staff to ensure appropriate curriculum emphasis for each phase of schooling. The planning and delivery of the curriculum is consistent with the Outcomes and Standards Framework and offers a range of opportunities for our students to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and understandings that will support them in their future directions.
The College recognizes that the curriculum and therefore learning, must relate to students and their particular phase of schooling.
The delivery of the curriculum in the middle school (year 8 - 9) is connected into their world, and focuses on developing programs that meet the individual needs of students. Students explore themes across the curriculum. This links the learning areas and promotes meaningful learning. 'Learning to Learn' strategies, literacy and information communications technology are embedded into the learning program.
A specialized program to improve literacy and numeracy levels of Middle School students operates throughout the year and provides students with additional assistance.
Students in Year 10 start their senior schooling with a pathways option and emphasis on careers and the process of transition into senior schooling. Opportunities exist for students in this year to participate in work experience, University, TAFE placements and other community based projects. These programs assist our students in making informed decisions about their future career pathways.
On entering the senior school in year 10, 11 and 12, a variety of courses and programs are offered which cater to the individual needs of students. These courses motivate and engage our students and connect students learning to their future directions. These include Courses of Study, Tertiary Entrance Examination (ATAR) subjects, subjects and Vocational Education Training (VET) pathways that include significant links to TAFE. A Building and Construction and Automotive program enables students the opportunity to complete courses that lead to apprenticeships.
Embedded into many of the courses and subjects on offer, are units of competency. These units of competency contribute to the learning program of students, are recognized by industry and contribute to graduation through TAFE level certification.