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.
Alexandria Park Community School is a dual-campus school with an enrolment of 350 students. Students from many different ethnic backgrounds attend the school, with approximately 27 per cent of the students being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background. The school has an established Middle School structure (Years 5 to 7) and has opportunity classes in the primary and a selective stream in the high school. Students in these classes are provided with a stimulating learning environment focused on their needs and are highly successful in state-wide competitions and tests.
The curriculum structure is designed to meet the needs of students from a wide range of abilities and there is a very successful VET, traineeship and apprenticeship program operating in the senior school. There are extensive academic, sporting and cultural opportunities and a broad range of innovative programs that cater for individual learning styles in smaller class sizes to ensure that each child has the opportunity to be a successful learner.
Extracurricular activities: Activities include a Sports Development Project, choir, band, computer club and journalism club. The school has also established close links with UTS, TAFE and Sydney University to support students’ career pathways.
Founded in l982, Erindale College is an exciting concept in the provision of Years 11 and 12 education in the ACT.
Facilities: The college is unique in that it was built as a “College in the Community”. As such, it shares with the community facilities of an excellent standard including a sports hall, a 450-seat theatre, squash courts, a gymnasium and an indoor swimming pool. It also operates a joint library with the public library service. The college has also introduced a fully equipped training restaurant, an electronics laboratory and an information management suite.
Electives: Erindale College offers an exciting and wide-ranging curriculum designed to meet the needs of all its students, and prides itself on the dynamic and responsive nature of its curriculum development. In recent years, this has seen developments of many new courses. It has an advanced core program in mathematics, physics and chemistry. Students can be recognised for commitment and talent in the arts (performing, visual and language) through a Certificate of the Arts. Languages include French, Indonesian and Japanese. Other courses include Information and Business Management, Keyboarding, Word Processing, Database, Spreadsheet, Desktop Publishing, and Office Skills. Nationally-recognised vocational courses are offered in Community Services, Electro-Technology, Furniture Construction, Hospitality, Information and Office Skills, Information Technology, Sport and Recreation Industry Studies, Technical Production in Live Theatre, Tourism, and Workplace Education.
Sport: The college has a commitment to sport and offers a talented sports program.
Welfare and personal development: Erindale College is committed to providing quality student support. There is a full-time careers adviser and counsellor.
Charlton Christian College strives to provide a Christ-focused education of excellence within a positive, creative, challenging and caring environment. The college supports a partnership between home and school in developing each student’s talents and abilities. “LIFE Cornerstones” of Love, Integrity, Faith and Empowerment are emphasised and incorporated through the curriculum. The College operates on a school-within-a-school model, comprising of a separate Junior, Middle and Senior School.
Facilities: The campus is situated on 12 hectares of beautiful bushland beside Fassifern Railway Station. Charlton Christian College has technological and traditional library resources, computer labs, science lab, basketball court, sporting oval, food technology and D&T specialist technical rooms, music and art rooms and studio. The college will soon add a multi-purpose auditorium, new administration building, additional science laboratories, a playing field and new Junior School playground to its facilities.
Electives: Electives on offer at Charlton Christian College include Biology, Food Technology, Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Software Design, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Commerce, Business Studies, Legal Studies, History, PD/H/PE, French, Marine Studies, Desktop Publishing, Ancient History, Studies of Religion, Exercise & Sport Studies and Geography.
Sport: Athletics, cross-country, rugby, swimming and a variety of field-sports are available, as well as inter-school sports gala days, which include cricket, soccer, netball, touch football and oztag. Specialised sports electives are available from Year 9 to 12.
Extracurricular activities: Choir, bands, musical productions such as Joseph and Limelight, debating, chess, drama, Gala Days, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, sports teams, plus participation in various local and zone competitions and eisteddfods.
Welfare and personal development: Pastoral care is a vital component of Charlton Christian College, reflecting the school motto “Equipping for Life”. With head teacher and pastoral care teacher support, it is primarily about listening, guiding and caring. The school’s discipline system is a “welfare net” that aims to keep track of students in a proactive way. In addition to this, there is a camping program, a student leadership program, parenting programs and workshops for a wide range of special needs. Regular chapel services provide positive opportunities for celebrating faith and achievements.
All students follow programs of biblical study as a basis for Christian growth. The Christian perspective is integrated throughout the curriculum.
The Scots School Albury was formed in 1972 from the amalgamation of Albury Grammar and Woodstock Presbyterian Girls’ School. It caters for students from kindergarten to Year 12. The school provides a challenging, comprehensive education structured around the development of the basic skills, and takes pride in its academic achievements. An extensive extracurricular program offering students opportunities to explore and acquire new skills and accomplishments, as well as develop self-confidence and self-esteem, complements the essential curriculum.
Facilities: The school has two ovals, all-weather playing surfaces for hockey, tennis and netball, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a modern information and technology centre, which houses the library and modern computer laboratories, and a chapel/hall, which provides up-to-date facilities for the staging of drama and music productions. The cultural centre provides a focus for the teaching of music and languages. The Science Discovery centre caters for all the demands of the current science courses. The newly opened sports centre has two full size basketball courts as well as up-to-date training facilities.
Electives Years 9 and 10: In addition to the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography and PD/Health/PE, Agriculture, Commerce, Information and Software Technology, Industrial Technology, Physical Activity and Sports Studies, Design and Technology, Food Technology, French, Japanese, Music, Drama, Technics, and Visual Arts are offered.
Electives Years 11 and 12: Agriculture, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Design and Technology, Earth and Environmental Science, Economics, Advanced English, Standard English, English Extension 1, English Extension 2, Hospitality, French Continuers, Geography, Ancient History, Modern History, Information Processes and Technology, Japanese Continuers, Legal Studies, General Mathematics, 2-, 3- and 4-Unit Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2, Music, PD/Health/PE, Physics, Metal and Engineering, Hospitality Visual Arts, Software Design and Development, Drama, History Extension, Music Extension, French Extension, Japanese Extension and VET courses.
Sport: Athletics, Australian Rules, touch football, badminton, basketball, canoeing, cricket, cross-country running, hockey, netball, orienteering, snow skiing, softball, swimming, and tennis.
Extracurricular activities: Annual musical productions are enthusiastically supported. Students can also participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, drama, public speaking, Mock Trial, debating, creative writing, pipe band, orchestra, other instrumental ensembles, senior or junior choirs, and various choral groups.
Welfare and personal development: The school’s welfare network is led by the school chaplain together with tutors, year co-ordinators and the peer support program. Work experience and careers guidance are incorporated into the curriculum and all students are encouraged to be involved in community service.
Special features: Scholarships for both academic and music excellence are offered. Some bursaries are available to students fitting the isolated student criteria. Talent and enrichment programs are part of, as well as an adjunct to, the normal curriculum. The resources of two universities situated in the area and local industry are available for this program. A remediation program is also available to all students within the school. Flexible Boarding and Day Boarding also available.
Fisher Road is a special school dedicated to the education of students who have an intellectual disability. Some of the students at the school also have a physical disability. The school caters for students aged four to 18 years who live on the lower North Shore and in the Northern Beaches area. Class sizes are small, offering individual programs managed by highly trained staff. The parents are actively involved in programming and the curriculum is outcomes-based and aligned with the Key Learning Areas.
Integration is a key feature of programs for students aged between five and 15 years. Fisher Road has a network of satellite classes in local schools, which give the opportunity for students to gain from time spent in mainstream schools. Transition education offers opportunities for older students to participate in a variety of programs aimed at improving each student’s work skills. Modified TAFE programs are also offered to senior students.
Facilities: Indoor heated hydrotherapy pool, specialist craft room, specialist living skills room, school-owned buses, canteen, large oval, bike track, shade-covered playground.
Special features: Experienced, highly trained staff and teaching assistants, counselling services, conductive education, music therapy, Special Olympics, specialised computer equipment. Access to occupational, speech and physiotherapists.
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