Staughton College is dedicated to helping students make a smooth transition from primary school. We put a lot of effort into our transition, beginning with the Year 7 camp, to ensure students feel safe, happy and stimulated – ready to begin their learning future in a new school environment.
Once they start, we get to work with our Year 7 program which is geared to helping students develop the values, drive and perseverance they need to achieve at school and ultimately in life. To develop these qualities, we create a broad range of learning experiences for students in their subjects and activities inside and outside the classroom. We maintain the positive connection with primary school learning by ensuring that students are based in one classroom with two core teachers for two-thirds of each week.
Students new to our College comment on the exciting new subjects, specialist teachers and colourful surroundings. We try to create real life learning experiences and insist that students persevere in order to achieve success.
Students in Years 7 and 8 are supported heavily by Year Level Coordinators and by a Learning Coordinator. This ensures a holistic monitoring of welfare, attendance, learning progress and learning outcomes.
All students in Year 7 and 8 follow a core curriculum that emphasises literacy and numeracy. Our core subjects have specifically designed extension and support curriculum, and our Year 7 and 8 English and Mathematics classes are timetabled to deliver more one-on-one and small group extension along with support. Our Year 7 and 8 curriculum offers the equivalent of a full day’s tuition devoted to English and Mathematics every week. While this extended learning time offers lots of time for group and team activities, independent learning skills are instilled from the very start.
Core subjects include a range of Arts and Technology subjects, each with an increasing emphasis on ICT applications: English, Humanities, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education, Technology – Food and Materials, Drama, Music, Media and Art.
Year 7 students have access to the school’s BYOD program and ICT rich curriculum, a Year 7 Retreat area, with strong supervision, and access to the gym and scholarships for Outstanding Leadership. Our NAPLAN data shows that our students improve at a faster rate than the state in literacy and numeracy in Years 7 and 8, our attendance rates at Year 7 are higher than state average and we are in the top 10% of the State for Student Satisfaction in these year levels.
Staughton College also has an incentive to reward students who are consistently displaying the correct behaviours as per our Behaviour Matrix, maintaining high attendance and showing learning progression in all their subjects. Each term students who met this criteria will receive invitations to attend a rewards afternoons.
Students attending the rewards day met the follow criteria –
All students are encouraged to consistently work hard throughout the school year to ensure their place on the rewards afternoons.
Staughton College is now offering tutoring in Maths and English to all students in Years 7-10. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to get extra help in these core subjects. Tutoring is on every Wednesday from 3:15 – 4:00 in the library. Extra support for students can be helpful in improving your child’s learning progress. All students welcome.
Year Level Coordinators are assigned to each year level and their role is to assist all students in their year level to achieve success in all areas of student life. These duties include monitoring students’ academic achievement, attendance and compliance with the expectations of the college. For further information please contact your child’s relevant Year Level Coordinator.
Learning coordinators assist students in reaching their full potential and in meeting the Staughton expectation of success. They do this through the provision of extra support in and out of the classroom in organisation, time management, focus and motivation.
The Transition Coordinator helps to facilitate a smooth changeover for students and parents transitioning into high school from the local primary schools in Melton South. School Tours and further information can be found at the enrolment section of the website. Transition Information
Ian Francis: Ian.Francis@education.vic.gov.au