Learning

Monivae strives to develop the skills of every student through the creation of authentic learning experiences. Serious study is stressed, as well as critical thinking and autonomous growth. A compassionate engagement with global crises and social justice issues is encouraged and modelled through a variety of programs.

Faculties provide a number of class excursions, incursions and student opportunities throughout the year.

To engage, enhance and maintain the learning potential of every student, the College has an excellent Learning Support Program as well as a Learning Enrichment and Extension Program for more able students. Teachers value the relationship with each of their students and seek to develop responsive teaching practices through the use of student data and evidence-based practice through Visible Learning practices to improve learning outcomes.

Students have access to their learning materials online through the SIMON Learning Management System. Through this platform, students can access resources, submit work and receive regular teacher feedback.

Parents/guardians are in partnership with the College and are actively encouraged to support students in their learning. Students and their parent/guardian are invited to Parent Teacher Interviews each semester and receive unlimited access to the Parent Access Module (PAM) of the SIMON Learning Management System where they can view their child’s progress to date.In all things students are encouraged to be ‘the best you can’.

Curriculum

The College offers students a broad range of subject choice catering for a diversity of student interests, abilities and vocational pathways.

Subjects are delivered through the curriculum design principles of Understanding by Design (UbD). The curriculum offerings align with Victorian Curriculum for Years 7-10 and the senior VCAA studies of VCE or VCAL at Year 11 & 12. The College offers a number of VET Courses internally and through external providers.

Approx. 70% of students go on to University or Tertiary study and the College has well established connections in the community that provide for a range of regional apprenticeships.



Curriculum - Years 7 & 8

Core subjects in early secondary years provide a balance that recognises the importance of the transition between primary school and secondary education.

Core Subjects
Religious Education
English
Mathematics 
Science
Health & Physical Education
Humanities 
Indonesian
Arts - Art
Arts - Music
Arts - Performing Arts
Technology - Food Technology
Technology - Materials Technology
Technology - Textiles Technology 


Curriculum - Year 9

Students are more broadly introduced to the concept of core and elective courses. Students further develop their decision-making skills by choosing to study elective courses they are keen to learn based upon their ability and interests.

Core Subjects
Religious Education
English
Mathematics Mainstream
Mathematics Consolidating
Science/STEM
Health & Physical Education
Humanities History - Civics & Citizenship
Humanities Geography - Economics

 

Electives*
Drama
Media
Music
3D Art
Art
Visual Communication
Indonesian
Food Technology
Materials Technology - Wood
Materials Technology - Textiles
STEAM

 

Years 9 & 10 Subject Selection Handbook


Curriculum - Year 10

To assist students, make informed subject choices in their senior years, the Year 10 Curriculum has a special focus on Careers, with each student undertaking a work experience placement.  Students working closely with the Careers Advisor to identify career pathways, appropriate senior subject selections, University prerequisites or VET Courses of special interest.

Core Subjects
Religious Education
Careers
English
English Advanced
Mathematics Advanced
Mathematics Mainstream
Mathematics Consolidating
Science/STEM
Health & Physical Education
Humanities History - Civics & Citizenship
Humanities Geography - Economics

 

Electives*
Agricultural Science
Advanced Geography Economics
Advanced History Civics and Citizenship
Indonesian
Drama
Media
Music
Art
3D Art
Visual Communication
Food Technology
Materials Technology - Wood
Materials Technology - Textiles


Years 9 & 10 Subject Selection Handbook


Curriculum - Years 11 & 12

Central to our senior Curriculum is the provision of student choice and opportunities that create a variety of career pathways. The following subject offerings are made available to students each year in the subject selections process.

Units Offered* 2020 Year 11 Year 12
Accounting  
Biology    
Business Management    
Chemistry    
Drama    
English    
General Mathematics    
Further Mathematics    
Health and Human Development    
History - 20th Century    
History - Revolutions    
Geography    
Mathematical Methods    
Music Performance    
Physical Education    
Physics    
Psychology    
Studio Art    
Religion and Society^    
Specialist Mathematics    
Studio Art    
VCAL Intermediate    
VCAL Senior    
Cert III in Sport & Recreation    
Cert II Business Management    
Cert II Business Management    

 

Vet Offerings Through Training Providers
Cert II Engineering
Cert III in Allied Health
Cert II in Automotive
Cert II in Building
Cert II in Hospitality
Cert III Screen & Media

VCE-VCAL Subject Selection Handbook

* It should be noted that student interest and resourcing will determine which subjects will run each year.
^All students complete accelerated studies in Unit 1 & 2. VCE Religion & Society in Year 10, and Unit 3 & 4 in Year 11.