Elsternwick Campus: The Elsternwick campus of Wesley College is a “home away from home”, 12km south of the Melbourne CBD, combining the family atmosphere of a small school with the strengths of a large school. It is situated around a grand two-storey home featuring a spacious library, excellent facilities for sciences, the creative and performing arts, physical education and sport. The campus also features a specialist music centre. Close proximity to trams, buses and trains.
Glen Waverley Campus: Set on 54 acres of open playing fields 20km east of the Melbourne CBD, the Glen Waverley campus features contemporary learning spaces designed to maximise the range of learning activities. Junior School features a purpose-built environment designed to allow young children to learn well and to play safely. Middle School features walkways and open spaces linking specialist learning areas. Senior School provides an innovative environment for study with an excellent educational resource centre featuring the latest facilities including electronic and print resources. Close proximity to buses and trains.
St Kilda Road Campus: The St Kilda Road campus, site of the school established in 1866 and Registered School No 1 in Victoria, is 5km from the Melbourne CBD. The Junior School provides a safe and comfortable environment with separate recreation and play areas, while the Middle and Senior Schools are creatively designed to incorporate tradition with the requirements of contemporary education. Close proximity to trams, buses and trains.
Curriculum: From a one-campus school, it has now grown into an open entry, multi-campus college which has a strong emphasis on learning and pastoral care and offers students from diverse backgrounds and faiths, a rich variety of opportunities. Programs allow for individual learning and enable students to reach their potential in a challenging and positive manner. Individual needs are supported through a range of extension and enrichment programs. The curriculum for Kindergarten to Year 6 is based on the International Baccalaureate Organization’s Primary Years Programme. The unique middle years curriculum offers children in Years 7 to 9 a broadly based curriculum, to allow breadth of choice in the senior years. In Years 10 to 12, students are offered an adult-style learning environment, with more than 40 VCE subjects, 29 International Baccalaureate Diploma subjects and six VET subjects offered. In 2008, the median ENTER score was 84.30 with the median ENTER for IB Diploma students being 94.83. Five IB students achieved the perfect score of 45 Diploma points. Wesley also provides an exciting range of outdoor and environmental programs at the Healesville, Paynesville and Portland sites. Year 9 students also have the opportunity to be part of a unique residential campus at Clunes, an initiative that has transformed middle years education at Wesley.
Curriculum: Wesley provides a wide range of co-curricular programs to support students’ learning in the areas of music, performing and visual arts, sport and social services.
Randwick Boys High is a technology high school with links to various businesses, the University of NSW and TAFE. The school has modern facilities, including performing arts space, drama/music facilities, computer and science laboratories and an indoor gym.
Facilities: Library, tennis/basketball courts, rugby field, four computer rooms, art and technics rooms, darkroom, tiered learning space, gymnasium, IT centre, performing arts space.
Electives Years 7 to 10: Visual Arts, Commerce, Wood and Metal Technics, Electronics, Technical Drawing, Music, Geography, History, Design and Technology, Modern Greek, French, Japanese, German, Spanish, Food Technology, Dance, Drama, Elective History, Physical and Sports Studies, Information and Software Technology.
Electives Years 11 and 12: Four English courses, five Mathematics courses, both subjects include the most demanding Extension 2 courses Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies, Chinese, Japanese, Food Technology, PDHPE, Visual Arts, Music, Modern History, Ancient History, Photography, Engineering Studies, Design and Technology, Software Design, Information Technology, English Fundamentals, Printmaking,. There is also a range of courses available through TAFE linkages with the school.
Sport: Rugby union, soccer, athletics, cricket, water polo, basketball, tennis, golf, volleyball, table tennis, swimming.
Extracurricular activities: Debating, drama, concert band, choir, chess, musical tuition, Student Leadership Camp, interstate and international excursions, Rock Eisteddfod.
Welfare and personal development: There is a student welfare committee and strong pastoral care network, including a counsellor and welfare co-ordinator, as well as prefects, a student council and a merit award system including medallions. There is a P&C Association.
Special features: The school hosts a number of overseas fee-paying students from Southeast Asia. The school has a strong commitment to the performing arts, including top-three finishes in the National Rock Eisteddfod for many years.
Founded by a group of Christian parents in 1980, Trinity caters for students from kindergarten to Year 12 and is housed in attractive colonial-style buildings. The school provides a Christian perspective to the educational environment within a climate of open and positive inquiry.
Facilities: Oval, library, computer rooms, technology complex, multi-purpose hall, music/drama studio, science labs, hospitality complex including commercial kitchen.
Electives Years 7 to 10: History, Geography, Commerce, Art, Dance, Drama, Electronics, Human Movement, Music, Food Studies, Textiles, Graphic Communication, Technology, Robotics, Computing, German, Legal Studies, Christian Life Studies, Outdoor Education, Enrichment Mathematics, English, Science.
Sport: Students compete in a wide range of sports including interschool volleyball, athletics, basketball, swimming, cross-country, netball and soccer.
Extracurricular activities: Band, ISCF, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, musical production, instrumental music program, dance festival and camps.
Welfare and personal development: The school’s welfare policy includes peer tutoring and peer support and there is an active student council. Work experience and individual careers counselling are provided.
Warners Bay has an open courtyard design with gardens and extensive playing fields. The school aims to assist students to reach their maximum potential in all spheres.
Facilities: Sporting fields, tennis courts, multi-purpose hall, secure wireless broadband network computer rooms, secure wireless broadband network, library and resource centre, media equipment, photography laboratory, language laboratory, special music room and equipment including a grand piano .
Electives Years 7 to 10: French, German, Japanese, Visual Arts, Drama, Human Movement Studies, Music, Power Mechanics, Technics, Design and Technology, Dance, Legal Studies, Food Technology, Graphic Design, Hospitality Studies, Textiles and Design, Technical Drawing.
Electives Years 11 and 12: French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Drama, Music Business Studies, PD/ Health/PE, Society and Culture, Legal Studies, Food Technology, Engineering Studies, Industrial Technology (Wood and Auto), Ancient History, Modern History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Information Technology, Software Design and Development, Hospitality, Textiles and Design, Hospitality Studies, Visual Arts, Photography, Economics, Sport and Recreation, Marine Studies, Construction, Business Services (Office Administration), Retail, Information Processes — Technology, TAFE-based courses.
Sport: The school offers a full range of sporting activities where students complete and achieve success at regional, state, national and international levels.
Extracurricular activities: Choir, band, drama, dance, debating, computing, photography and international excursions for language students.
Welfare and personal development: The school has a student council, a peer support program and a Student Executive, a Maximark scheme and a commendation and referral scheme. Work placement, careers guidance and life skills are other important features.
Special features: The school has achieved excellent results in the HSC over many years, with results in most subjects significantly above the state average. The school has achieved national recognition for excellence in Visual Education and music education.
There is a rapidly expanding vocational education curriculum in the senior school.
Stannies is one of the largest boys’ boarding schools in New South Wales with more than 200 boarders mainly from the Central West, Southern and Western areas of the State. The College offers: small class sizes; a rich curriculum providing both academic and vocational subject choices; a co-operative teaching and learning program that engages students and provides significant opportunities for parents to support and encourage their sons; a curriculum that engages boys; a rich co-curricular experience across the Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Sport.
Scholarships and bursaries: Stannies offers Vincentian Bursaries for families who are unable to meet the fees, Isolated Children Scholarships for young children living in isolated areas where access to secondary school is non-existent or limited, Music and Art Scholarships and Indigenous Scholarships for Australians of Indigenous descent.
Facilities: Facilities include magnificent grounds inclusive of seven ovals, an Olympic swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, a 50-acre agricultural study centre at the base of Mt Panorama and an agriculture plot, a 1100-seat performing arts centre and an expansive indoor recreation venue, a well-resourced library, extensive private music practice rooms, a full complement of band instruments, cutting edge technology involving wide-spread use of laptops which are serviced by wireless network connections throughout the boarding and day school, as well as computer laboratories. The campus incorporates buildings classified by the National Trust. The College also has an outdoor education campus at Trunkey Creek.
Electives Years 7 to 10: Commerce, Art, Visual Arts, Music, Geography, Italian, History, Agriculture, Information Systems Technology, Design and Technology — Automotive Technology, Metal Technology, Wood Technology, Graphics Technology.
Electives Years 11 and 12: Mathematics (all levels), English (all courses), Design and Technology, Physics, Senior Science, Ancient History, Modern History, Drama, Information Processes Technology, Software Design & Development, Studies of Religion 1 & 2, Business Studies, Economics, Chemistry, Biology, Visual Arts, Agriculture, Geography, Legal Studies, Personal Development, Health & Physical Education, Vocational Education & Training courses: Entertainment, Construction, Automotive, Primary Industries, Metals & Engineering. Subject to availability of places, the following TVET courses may be offered — Computing PC Skills, Introductory Nursing Studies, Aviation, Child Studies, Animal Care, Electrotechnology, Sport & Recreation, Hospitality, Automotive Studies.
Sport: Rugby union, tennis, swimming, basketball, rugby league, cricket, touch football, water polo, athletics. There are extra costs for some sports. St Stanislaus’ College is a member of the Independent Schools Association (ISA), which provides an excellent standard of interschool competition.
Co-curricular activities: Music, debating, public speaking, Mock Trial, chess club, drama, writing groups, Young Achiever, Film Festival, concert and stage bands, Stannies Art Association, and outdoor activities such as equestrian/dressage events. Welfare and personal development: There is a strong school spirit. Pastoral care of the boys within a caring environment is a feature of the school.
Special features: A number of special programs are offered to meet the needs of the students. Remediation in English and mathematics is available from Years 7 to 12. Study masters closely supervise the students’ evening study. Special, gifted and talented enrichment programs are offered at the College, both within and additional to the timetable. The resources of CSU Bathurst, the Bathurst Enrichment Network, The University of Western Sydney and University of New South Wales are used to provide challenging opportunities for interested students. More than 130 students are enrolled in the instrumental music program. Students take the NSW Board-determined course in Years 11 and 12. Classes are streamed and the average size is 25 in the junior school and 15 in the senior school.
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