Teachers work in pairs to deliver the curriculum in Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Society and Environment and Science learning areas. The curriculum uses specialist facilities and is supported by nine subject-specific Heads of Learning Area. The Heads of Learning Area oversee the year-long goals for Year 7 students, while a team of Year 7 teachers work collaboratively to deliver the curriculum in an integrated approach. The curriculum is relevant, engaging and meaningful. A broad range of extra-curricular activities enrich the Year 7 program.
The team approach by the teachers eliminates overlapping elements of curriculum so that there is more effective use of teaching time. Information Technology (IT) is embedded in the curriculum and linked to specific tasks. As rich and relevant tasks are undertaken, the students learn the appropriate IT skills. The program is well-resourced with interactive whiteboards in each classroom and the students also have significant access to laptops to assist their learning.
The physical environment provides for many different styles of learning. Soft and hard furnishings allow for group work and comfortable gatherings of large numbers of students. A drop down projector screen and wireless computer access allow for learning to take place in a variety of contexts and settings. This environment supports a range of teaching delivery, which assists students to develop their various strengths.
There is a strong focus on literacy and numeracy. We are committed to providing opportunities to all our learners. Support and extension opportunities are provided in the program. The College is committed to creating a culture that encourages students to achieve their full potential.