Facilities: Suzanne Cory High School has specialist facilities for sciences, arts and technology, music, languages, performance, physical and personal development, mathematics and humanities. Learning spaces incorporate extensive use of learning technologies and there is a central modern library and research area. In addition to the school gymnasium and hard court areas, students have access to the adjacent all-weather athletics track, fields and sports centre. A distinctive feature of the facilities is the central Agora space. This unique area is a hub of activity and congregation. Adjacent to the cafe, performance areas and student research centre, the Agora provides a large open, covered and sheltered space for student interaction and recreation.
Curriculum: Suzanne Cory High School offers a four-year learning program incorporating core and elective studies, enrichment studies, VCE units and University Enhancement Studies. Year 9 and 10 students are required to study a language (French or Chinese) and all students participate in regular sport. The curriculum provides preparation for all students to gain the Victorian Certificate of Education. The curriculum is comprehensive and orientated to maximise the opportunity for each student to undertake tertiary level study. Students in Year 10 have the opportunity to access VCE studies. To enrich the formal curriculum, Suzanne Cory High School has developed partnerships with Melbourne and Victoria universities to enable students to access facilities, programs and academic staff.
Sport: Sport is part of the core curriculum experienced by all students and the
school is an active participant in interschool sports competition.
Student welfare programs: Suzanne Cory High School has adopted school-wide positive behaviours and engagement strategies as the basis for student wellbeing. Supported by a range of policies, this approach emphasises learning and practice of acceptable behaviours, acceptance of individual responsibility and the rights of individuals to learn and work in a safe and harassment-free environment.
Enrolment: Year 8 students from government and non-government schools can apply to sit the entry exam. Applications open in February and close in May of the same year. The exams are usually held in June. The application form and further details can be found at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/parents/secondary/Pages/selective.aspx. Limited spaces may be available for Years 10 and 11 in 2014. These will be advertised through the school website in Term 3.