Curriculum

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Curriculum Years 7 – 12

Highvale Secondary College in Melbourne, VIC is divided into two sub Schools: Middle Years 7 to 9 and Senior Years 10 to 12. In the Middle School, a carefully planned first year enables our students to develop confidence and to settle quickly into secondary college.

From this strong foundation students undertake a balanced program of units from our vertical elective structure. There is a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy. Our students are encouraged to acquire knowledge, skills and study habits which provide a firm foundation for their future years of schooling.

Course Information Booklet 7-10 

The vertical curriculum structure of the school offers the opportunity for students to work at the level of their own maturity and ability in individual Learning Areas.

At the end of each year, parents select a course for their child for the following year. To support parents and students in this process, the school provides a team of teachers who conduct course counselling interviews.

Our College has a strong commitment to achieving excellence through the Victorian Certificate of Education. Senior students benefit from a young adult environment in the Senior Study Centre which provides computer and recreation facilities. All students are supported in learning how to learn through study skills workshops, seminars and residential camps.

These, together with innovative support programs, help students acquire the skills and confidence they need for success. Many students commence their VCE studies in Year 10, enhancing their tertiary entrance score and allowing them the option of undertaking university enhancement studies in Year 12.

Course Information Booklet VCE

Highvale Secondary College in Melbourne, VIC provides a comprehensive range of Victorian Certificate of education subjects, which cater for students having differing needs, interests and abilities.

The College has a close association with Monash University which allows students to complete Enhancement Programs involving study of a first year University study whilst in Year 12.

The size of the College allows students to receive individual attention delivered by a team of experienced staff dedicated to obtaining high academic results. The College provides a well-equipped VCE study centre and has a well-established after school tutoring program.

Acceleration

Highvale Secondary College has advancement opportunities for high-achieving students. We place them in programs that fit their strengths, interests, and abilities and offer them level-appropriate learning materials.

Course Selection & Vertical Structure

Our school provides guidance to students and parents in choosing the right course. We ensure that our programs contribute to their developmental and learning needs.

Co-Curriculum

Music and Performing Arts

Development of the whole person is a prime concern of our College. The school boasts a strong Visual and Performing Arts Program. Music is a feature of the College and supports both junior and senior bands.

The school provides opportunities such as instrumental music tuition, participation in a number of College ensembles, drama productions, dance and media. Regular performances conducted throughout the year including a whole school Musical enable students to experience the joy of performing.

Sport

House and Interschool sport plays an important part in the life of Highvale Secondary College. Students are able to develop personal and team skills and attain a high level of fitness in a spirit of healthy competition. The College is a registered or associate member of various sporting associations and, through them, participates in a wide variety of sporting endeavours.

Inter-house swimming and athletics are the backbone of the internal competition. A diverse range of recreational and outdoor education activities are also provided to further develop students’ confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills.

Robotics/STEM

Highvale has a vibrant robotics club which participates in interschool VEX competitions. In 2019 the team came 2nd in the Nationals Competition held in South Australia. Students can study STEM through subject offerings in IT, Robotics and 3D Printing.

Careers

Highvale has a very informative Careers program from Year 7 - 12 with individual counselling, student and parent information sessions and Expo.

Co- Curricular Programs

The College encourages student to be involved in a broad range of co-curricular options which challenge and engage our students so that they will leave us as highly competent young men and women capable of meeting the challenges of the future.

The College actively trains and supports its chess, robotics, and debating groups and regularly fields a number of Tournament of Minds teams. There are a number of active clubs lead by students that operate during lunchtime as well as opportunities for students to use the sporting facilities of the College Community Centre Complex. An after-school homework clinic is also provided.

Students enthusiastically undertake and distinguish themselves in state and international competitions.

We are proud of our College and celebrate the achievements of our students at regular school assemblies. A highlight of the College year is the annual Presentation Night held every December.

Phone: 9803 5144

Facsimille: 9803 4310

Email: highvale.sc@education.vic.gov.au

Address: Capital Avenue, Glen Waverley

Melbourne, VIC 3150

CRICOS Provider Code 00861K

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