Curriculum

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The college offers a variety of educational experiences which include the South Gippsland School Music Program (SGSMP); athletics, swimming and cross country events; interschool sport; Outdoor Education courses; school drama performances: “A Night to Remember” a display of student performances; community service and many extra-curricular activities at lunchtimes.

The college has positive relationships with parents which is evident by the response to Parent Teacher interviews and volunteers at the college. A Learning Assistance Program (LAP) enabled by parents and community volunteers, is available to students who may have difficulty settling into secondary schooling or may have social needs. The Literacy Intervention Program (LIP) provides intensive instruction for students identified through assessment to need foundational literacy skills.

A School to Work program in Year 10 provides students with foundation VCAL curriculum which includes one day per week work placement. A very experienced and effective team of Education Support Officers provide for students with funding for integration support. Student welfare is carefully monitored and addressed proactively by a Welfare Coordinator, School Nurse, Chaplain and visiting social workers.

The school underwent a positive curriculum audit and school review in 2008 and developed the Strategic Plan for 2009- 2012. The College will focus on developing student numeracy and literacy skills, as well as improving VCE/VCAL results, even though they are presently above the State Average. Other strategic targets are set to improve our student attendance rates and being environmentally aware of conserving our resources.

Our staff are continually challenged to improve their teaching skills. The Performance and Development Plans require staff to respond to student data to design their curriculum in response to student learning needs. The College has the support of a Teacher Coach to facilitate innovative teaching methods in Maths and English.

VCE, VET and VCAL are offered to senior students (including Year 10’s) at KSC.