- Tuesday, July 28, 2015
- David Williams
At Point Cook College, we are committed to providing 21st century education. Academic rigour is valued at all stages with a consistent and high quality curriculum that develops individual pathways and realises the potential of every student. The Point Cook College learning community is underpinned by our vision of ‘creating tomorrow today.’
Point Cook P-9 College (Point Cook College) opened in 2010 as the re-location of Point Cook Primary School, which had operated on the RAAF Williams Point Cook Base since 1923.
Point Cook College is a Public Private Partnership facility in accordance with the Victorian Government's Partnerships Victoria framework. Partnerships Victoria is designed to combine Government facilities with the expertise that the private sector has in designing, financing, building and maintaining infrastructure projects. All education and school curriculum services will continue to be publicly delivered in line with state government policy. Our College includes many unique features including wetlands, an environmental science room, a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden and state of the art teaching and learning spaces designed in collaboration with Dr Julia Atkin. The College is in partnership with the YMCA for the provision of childcare facilities and our Middle Years outdoor education program.
The College runs ‘straight grades’ at all year levels whilst recognising the differences in stages of learning within a P-9 context. Our instructional model is based around all students spending the majority of learning time in their home room with their home room teacher. Our programs focus on developing the whole person – academically, socially, emotionally, physically. We scaffold learning to develop independent learner and provide various pathways so that our graduating year 9 students are ready for the rigours of senior secondary education. (Please visit other pages on this website to discover the broad range of curriculum offerings across the College).
The College Specialist programs include: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Science, Environmental Science, LOTE Indonesian, Food Technology, Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden, Health and Physical Education, interschool sport carnivals, ICT and Year 9 pathways. The College also has an ongoing commitment to Environmental Sustainability Education and Studies of Asia.
Learning Technologies are an integral part of everyday teaching and learning within the College. The Year 7 to 9 students have a parent funded 1 to 1 iPad program. The Year P - 6 students have access to multiple class sets including iPads and Netbooks. All teaching and learning spaces have an Interactive Whiteboard (including Specialists) and high speed Internet connectivity due to continuously upgraded infrastructure.
The College values and encourages partnerships and expects all of the learning community to uphold the goals of the College. This will be achieved through:
Fostering close links with parents and the broader college community through its commitment to open and regular communications.
Committing to the active sharing of its vision and goals to ensure college community engagement in the strategic plan.
Guaranteeing all students access to a broad, balanced and flexible curriculum.
Providing a safe and stimulating learning environment to ensure all students can achieve their full potential.
Providing students with instruction that is adapted to their individual needs.
Responding to all communication by parents and caregivers in a timely manner.
Providing teachers with timely and targeted feedback to students on their work and behavior.
We are very proud of our College and invite you to find out more.