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<p>WARRAGUL REGIONAL COLLEGEA Proud History, a Bright Future</p> <p>www.wrc.vic.edu.auWA AC RE R NGIO Y O EA ARE F NDU LC NL CA EU G ATE EG ON ILE TL O-2 0 11OF 1</p> <p>9EDU 11</p> <p>N 1 - 201 CATIO</p> <p>19</p> <p>11</p> <p>CE NTEN</p> <p>RY</p> <p>A</p> <p>Participation and Excellence</p> <p>T</p> <p>he purpose of Warragul Regional College is to provide for active, creative engagement in learning within a safe, caring environment.</p> <p>Through diverse curriculum we strive to develop personal skills and promote excellence. Our aim is to enable all students to effectively participate in a rapidly changing world. At Warragul Regional College we value: Community: We take care of each other Achievement: We strive for excellence Respect: We respect people and property Effort: We work hard We expect all members of our learning community to demonstrate these values every day.</p> <p>e-learning</p> <p>A 21st century education awaits with access to on-line learning using netbooks, desktops and data projectors in all classrooms.</p> <p>A Proud History and a Bright Future</p> <p>S</p> <p>et on fifty acres of landscaped gardens in the middle of Warraguls sporting precinct, the School on the Hill has been providing secondary education to the Warragul</p> <p>community since 1911, making it one of Australias oldest secondary schools. Through the amalgamation of Warragul High School and Warragul Technical School a new entity was born in 1994, Warragul Regional College, catering for both academic and vocational pathways. Since 1994 the College has undergone three major facility upgrades, ensuring that students have access to a modern learning environment.</p> <p>Outdoor Education</p> <p>Explore the great outdoors and become familiar with a range of environments from the desert to the snow, from the beach to the bush.</p> <p>Middle School (Years 7 9)</p> <p>Strong Foundations</p> <p>The middle school years at Warragul Regional College aim to instil a love of learning in our students. As well as their core program students have the opportunity to participate in a range of subject electives and additional programs. Each year level team is overseen by a team leader and a learning manager. The home group teachers in each team support students to build positive relationships with other students. They set a high standard of educational attainment. The middle school teams are also assisted by a curriculum, assessment and reporting leader, and a literacy and numeracy leader and coach. Progress reports monitor student performance on a five weekly basis. Each report generates a Grade Point Average (GPA.) This allows both staff and parents to monitor performance.</p> <p>Performing Arts</p> <p>Students can really shine as they develop their talents in music, drama or dance.</p> <p>Curriculum Diversity</p> <p>. ACE - Advanced Curriculum Enrichment This is a select entry program and caters to high performing students from year 7 Literacy Support and Enrichment Numeracy Support and Enrichment Extensive Elective Program Boys Program WWW - Warragul and Way Wider Based on testing a student in year 7 may receive small group literacy support. The year 7 9 English teachers deliver programs to cater for all abilities. The year 7 mathematics teachers work with mixed ability classes and like ability groups. The year 7 9 teachers deliver programs to cater for all abilities. Textiles, Cooking, Indonesian, Japanese, Music, Drama, Art, Ceramics, Welding, Lead lighting, Woodwork, Metalwork, Agriculture, Human Powered Vehicle (HPV). This is a select entry program and caters to applied learners. Course content focuses on literacy and numeracy and experiential learning. This program operates at year 9 once a week for 3 to 4 periods. There are four units of work: Personal Development, Melbourne Experience, Environmental Awareness, Warragul Community.</p> <p>Camps and extra-curricular opportunities There are three camps which currently run across the middle school; Year 7 - Camp Rumbug, Foster (Transition to secondary) Year 8 - Wilsons Promontory (Outdoor Education) Year 9 - Canberra (Civics and Citizenship)</p> <p>Technology</p> <p>Do you want do become a tradesperson? Or just interested in learning some handy skills get your hands dirty in woodwork, metalwork, food technology, textiles, automotive or lead lighting.</p> <p>Senior School (Years 10 12)</p> <p>A World of OpportunityIn year 10 students are presented with a challenging core curriculum, an extensive elective choice and the opportunity to access VCE subjects, VCAL and VET.(See over for definitions). Year 11 and 12 students can choose either a VCE, VCAL or VET program, or a combination. From year 10, mathematics at WRC is streamed and during course counselling, teachers will discuss students options in relation to their career goals. Each year level team is overseen by a team leader and a learning manager. The home group teachers in each team support students to build positive relationships with other students. They set a high standard of educational attainment. The senior school teams are also assisted by the Careers team and a curriculum, assessment and reporting leader. Progress reports monitor student progress on a five weekly basis. Each report generates a Grade Point Average (GPA.) This allows both staff and parents to monitor performance. This feedback is critical in aiding our senior students to manage their own learning and progress.</p> <p>Science</p> <p>Develop an understanding of the world around you as you explore the core scientific studies of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Psychology and Environmental Science.</p> <p>Pathways (Senior School)Students at Warragul Regional College have the opportunity to tailor a pathway to meet their career aspirations and future goals in life.</p> <p>Victorian Certificate of EducationVCE is the certificate that the majority of students in Victoria receive on satisfactory completion of their secondary education. The VCE provides diverse pathways to further study or training at university or TAFE and to employment. Students can choose from a comprehensive range of approximately 32 VCE studies.</p> <p>VCE</p> <p>Vocational Educational and TrainingVET in the VCE or VCAL allows students to include vocational studies within their senior secondary certificate. Students undertake nationally recognised training from either accredited state curriculum or national training packages which may contribute to their VCE and/or VCAL. One day a week Extensive choice of subjects: Automotive Electro Technology Building and Construction Hairdressing Equine Studies Community Services Hospitality Sport and Recreation Information Technology Business and others.</p> <p>VET</p> <p>Victorian Certificate of Applied LearningVCAL is a hands-on option for students in Years 11 and 12. VCAL gives you practical work-related experience, as well as literacy and numeracy skills and the opportunity to build personal skills that are important for life and work. Like the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), VCAL is an accredited secondary certificate. This program has three levels of competence: Foundation, Intermediate, Senior Four core subjects across three days: Literacy, Numeracy, Work Related Skills, Personal Development One day a week: Structured Work Place Learning One day a week: VET</p> <p>VCAL</p> <p>Pathway: University, TAFE Apprenticeships, Traineeship, Employment.</p> <p>Pathway: Apprenticeships, Traineeship, Employment.</p> <p>Pathway: Apprenticeships, Traineeship, Employment, in conjunction with VCE - University.</p> <p>LOTE</p> <p>At Warragul Regional College students are able to study a choice of either Japanese or Indonesian through to Year 12.</p> <p>Student Well-Being</p> <p>A Caring EnvironmentStudents in both the middle and senior school belong to year level teams. These teams oversee and monitor the academic performance and well-being of students. Each year level team believes in and models our school values of Community, Achievement, Respect and Effort. Our College is committed to the use of Restorative Practices with students. Restorative Practices rights wrongs and is a no blame approach to dealing with inappropriate behaviour. It promotes an awareness of others, responsibility and empathy. It separates the deed from the doer and is concerned with each persons rights to equal dignity, concern and respect. Relationship management at WRC is modelled on this approach. The Positive Awards Scheme recognises student achievement across all areas of school life. The awards reward performance in the following arenas; academic, sporting, extra-curricula, and within the community. WRC believes in giving positive praise and recognising success. The College has an outstanding Well-Being Team comprising of Student Peer Mediators, a team leader, psychologist, a full-time Chaplain, a school nurse, a re-engagement officer, a Koorie Educator, careers counsellors, MIPS Coordinator and literacy support and intervention. The College also employs a full-time Attendance Officer.</p> <p>International Progra m</p> <p>Join us as we visit our sister school in China, experience exotic lands as part of the World Challenge, undertake an international exchange or host a student from another country.</p> <p>Student Leadership</p> <p>Warragul Regional College encourages students to make a valuable contribution to school life by serving as a student leader. Opportunities include Student Union, School Council, Middle and Senior School Captains, sports coaching, Peer Support, the Duke of Edinburgh Program and the World Challenge to name but a few of the opportunities students have to develop their leadership potential.</p> <p>Sport</p> <p>Represent your school with pride whether it be on an individual level through athletics, swimming or cross-country, or join a team in football, soccer, basketball, netball, cricket and make it through to the state finals.</p> <p>Pathways: A World of Opportunity</p> <p>Graduates of Warragul Regional College are well prepared to make the transition to their post-school destination. Traditionally 50% of our graduates obtain an offer to continue their studies at university. Other popular destinations include further study at TAFE, apprenticeships, traineeship and full time work.</p> <p>WRC was an amazing environment to learn in, it gave me all the support I needed to learn, whilst giving me an environment and the chance to grow within myself. Nathan Young, College Dux 2009</p> <p>I recommend WRC to any prospective parent and child as it has the resources and the intention to ensure that all of its students are presented with every opportunity to do their best in whatever field they wish to pursue. Ian Good, School Council President</p> <p>Visual Arts</p> <p>Students can explore their creative side as they push the boundaries in drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, media and film.</p> <p>Students at Warragul Regional College are supported to learn and grow in an encouraging and respectful environment. Cathy Stephenson, parent</p> <p>Students and staff are always being encouraged and supported along the pathway to reaching their full potential and therefore become productive members of the community in which they live. Marg Burton, teacher</p> <p>Warragul Regional College is not only a place where students can be themselves, but it is also a place where teachers help students whenever they need it. Stephanie Clark, student</p> <p>Agriculture/ Horticulture</p> <p>The College is lucky to have a number of farms on which students can learn about cattle, goats, chickens and sheep as well as how to grow, prune, maintain and harvest plants.</p> <p>Warragul Regional College 55 Burke Street, Warragul 3820 Phone: (03) 5623 9900 Emai: warragul.co@edumail.vic.gov.au</p> <p>www.wrc.vic.edu.au</p> <p>HOMEGROWN DESIGN (03) 5625 1138</p>