Welcome to Term 4. With only a few weeks before the end of the school year, now is an important time to provide you with an update on preparation for the merger of our four existing secondary schools into one.
Greater Shepparton College (interim name) will offer all VCE subjects, a full VCAL program and many VET options.
Next year’s Year 9 students can choose eight out of 81 elective subjects, giving them more flexibility to explore subject areas they are interested in.
Year 9 subject handbooks for 2020 have been distributed to current Year 8 students at McGuire College, Mooroopna Secondary College, Shepparton High School and Wanganui Park Secondary College.
Current Year 8 students and their parents/carers have been invited to attend a one-on-one session with a subject counsellor, who will help guide their child’s Year 9 subject choices for next year. These sessions will be held at each student’s current school on 25 October 2019.
Students will also have access to My Career Portfolio – a new online tool to help Year 9 students plan their education pathways and career goals.
“Our Year 9 curriculum will enable students to explore more subjects and hands-on learning opportunities, with a focus on personal growth and skills development,” Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning Megan Michalaidis said.
“Besides the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Humanities, Health/Physical Education and Science, students will get to choose subjects that build on their strengths and interests, and support their career goals.”
“All elective subjects have been developed with input from teachers, local employers and industry.”
Students will also have the opportunity to learn about the cultures and histories of the Goulburn Murray region’s Indigenous people, through the Kaiela Dhungala First People’s Curriculum.