- Tuesday, July 28, 2015
- Christopher Collins
A very warm welcome to Point Cook Prep-9 College.
This website has been designed to provide you with an insight into our great college that proudly serves the vibrant Point Cook community.
Our vision of ‘creating tomorrow today’ is at the core of everything we do and this vision is underpinned by the following guiding principles: Creativity and Innovation, Partnerships, Engagement, Sustainability, Individuality and Leadership.
At Point Cook Prep-9 College, we are committed to providing a 21st century education for all students. Our work is focussed on developing the whole student and we aspire to student graduating at Year 9 ready to take on the rigours of senior secondary education with the prospect of really making a difference in their chosen pathways. 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. Beyond academic success we aspire to students graduating as global citizens with a strong character. Furthermore, students who are critical and creative thinkers, great communicators and a strong ability to collaborate.
Point Cook Prep-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 Prep-9 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 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.
The College has developed a School Wide Positive Behaviours Support Framework based on the work of George Sugai. The Behaviour Purpose Statement reads: At Point Cook College we develop academically, socially and emotionally within a safe, engaging and inclusive learning environment. Our expected behaviours and College Values include:
We are Learners, We are Responsible, We are Respectful and We are Safe.
The College has a well-established Welfare Team with our very own full time school based Speech Pathologist and Social Worker.
Learning Technologies are an integral part of everyday teaching and learning within the College. The Year 4 to 9 students have a parent funded 1 to 1 iPad program. All teaching and learning spaces have an Interactive Whiteboard (including Specialists) and high speed Internet connectivity due to continuously upgraded infrastructure.
Our College boast its own PCC TV channel and PCC radio, check out our Facebook page or visit our website to find out more.
The College has well established local and international networks and partnerships with other schools, early childhood and further education settings, community organisations, business and industry to support student outcomes and strengthen student pathways. We are very proud of our relationship with our Partnership school in Bali, SMP 1. Our students have the opportunity to participate in a biennial cultural tour of Bali.
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 behaviour
A copy of the current Strategic Plan and Annual implementation plan is available on the College website.
We are very proud of our College and invite you to find out more.