Choosing a School for Your Child VIC

Choosing a School for Your Child VIC

Issue #33 2020

When it comes to education, we all want what’s best for our kids. Decisions about where your child goes to school are very personal and can be daunting. In Choosing a School for Your Child we aim to make this process as simple as possible. These days, choosing the right school is more than simply choosing between co-educational or single-sex, government or independent. Other factors to consider include educational options, the school’s philosophies, religious affiliation, the co-curricular programs and much more. Some schools are noted for their sporting and musical programs, while others have a strong vocational emphasis. Some make involvement in community service compulsory, while others offer an extensive range of languages and international exchange programs. Our regular features detail everything that a parent needs to know about the NSW education system and the HSC, RoSA and the IB. In order to keep you informed and up-to-date, we have compiled a series of articles that address important issues. Our comprehensive listings highlight information about government and independent schools in Victoria, divided by location for easy reference.

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scotch college

Set apart from the day school, the Scotch College boarding house for approximately 160 boys has a pleasant garden landscape. Three separate boarding houses have shared accommodation for boys to Year 11, individual rooms for Year 12 students, resident heads of houses and assistants, kitchen facilities and recreational areas. There is a large dining room for all boarders. After school, boarders have sports practise or free time. There are two supervised homework sessions each night with assistance from resident staff and regular tutorials for mathematics and English. On weekends, there are inter-school sporting competitions, organised activities (including casual use of sports facilities), socials, workshops, DVDs and leave to go to entertainment (such as AFL football).…

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metropolitan schools

A ACADEMY OF MARY IMMACULATE Independent Catholic girls Years 7 to 12 Established in 1857, the academy is uniquely placed in both history and location. Celebrating its 160th anniversary in 2017, the academy is the oldest girls’ secondary school in Melbourne and continues to offer a dynamic learning environment built on the Mercy tradition. From the beginning of the secondary journey the school’s structured Year 7 immersion program builds a sense of belonging while supporting girls to grow their independence and take responsibility for their learning. The program includes Orientation Day, House sports, Big Sister/Little Sister program and the Year 7 Camp. The school’s size contributes to building a community of lasting friendships and peer support, and where every student is valued and given focused support along their academic journey. Ranking in the Top 10…

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the vce and other secondary school certificate options

The VCE The VCE is an internationally recognised qualification. The successful completion of the VCE sets students up for the next step in their educational journey, be it further study at a university or TAFE, an apprenticeship or employment. It is also possible for students to undertake a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship as part of their VCE. Students embark on the VCE at a challenging time in their lives. It is important that they are focused on their goals and maintain a healthy work-life balance. Victorian government schools provide support to help students balance study with recreation, extra-curricular activities and friends and family. Students usually undertake the VCE over two years (Years 11 and 12) but many students now take three years to complete their VCE. Students can choose from a wide variety…

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an inquiry-based approach

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum School, the IB Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programs (PYP, MYP and DP) are perfectly aligned with Preshil’s focus on intellectual challenge, inquiry and conceptually driven learning. The PYP has facilitated a deepening of Preshil’s commitment to inquiry-based, transdisciplinary learning. Through an inquiry-led curriculum, children explore local and global issues through the lenses of different subjects, imbuing them with the confidence to question and think critically and creatively about the world around them. Specialist French, Music, Physical Development and Art are equal partners in a stimulating and challenging curriculum that combines skills development with individual and collaborative projects. The MYP encourages the development of Year 7-10 students as active, compassionate and lifelong learners. The program facilitates an intellectually vibrant curriculum that respects and supports the…

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moving forward in the face of adversity

Lots of ink has been spilt this year focusing on the impact of COVID-19 upon schools. School closures, fear of infection, remote learning and questions about when to go back to normal school life have all filled the airways and the pages of our media. What can be missed in all of this is the reality that school life continues. Contrary to some belief, schools did not shut down, rather they nimbly moved from one way of doing things to another and back again. This reminds us, if a reminder has ever been needed, that teachers are indeed hardworking and very clever people. At Yarra Valley Grammar, we, like schools throughout the state, continued to deliver an outstanding education and a very high level of care … just in a different…

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At Abbotsleigh, staff make it their highest priority to ensure that all girls at the boarding school are nurtured and supported within a safe and secure environment. Abbotsleigh has a long and proud tradition of boarder students dating back to 1885, when the school was first opened by Marian Clarke. Today, Abbotsleigh has approximately 150 boarders who hail from a range of locations, including regional Sydney, country New South Wales and numerous countries across the globe. From Year 7 to Year 12, boarders are an integral part of the Abbotsleigh community, providing diversity of character and a richness of experiences. Living in this tightknit community helps the girls forge lifelong friendships and learn to understand the different views and aspirations of others. Girls lucky enough to be Abbotsleigh boarders have direct access to…