Staff professional development
All students begin Semester 1.
The Year 7 Transition Camp for 2023 will take place at Phillip Island Adventure Resort. The aim of the camp is to provide opportunities for students to get to know each other and their teachers in an informal, challenging and exciting atmosphere. Some of the activities offered to students will include professional surfing lessons, a giant swing and high ropes course. As an important part of the Year 7 transition program, the camp takes place early in the year. Students will participate in a camp information session during the first week of school in 2023.
Year 7 AAS Testing
Students who need to have a photo taken (or retaken) will have an activity on their Compass schedule. Please ensure you attend the Catch Up Photo Session at the required time.
The schedule is as follows:
12:45 – 1:15 Photo retake for students and staff
1:20 – 1:45 Photos for students and staff absent from the previous photo day
1:45 Student Leadership Photos (School Captains, Vice Captains and Prefects)
Please be aware that the photographers will be packing up at 2:00pm.
Year 8 Placement Testing
Selected students will be participating in the School Sport Victoria, Mullum Division, Swimming Finals.
All VM Students will plan and implement group activities to promote health and wellbeing and evaluate the effectiveness of their activities in building resilience, and understanding, of their own personal character strengths. Students will be given the opportunity to improve confidence, to problem solve and develop strategies to overcome challenges. The planned activities can enhance social skills through recognising and accepting personal limitations and provide students with an opportunity to work on communication and teamwork skills as outlined in the Personal Development Skills study design. The activities expose students to recreational activities that help improve fitness and wellness.
Students will be led through the OHS requirements that are implemented by the business to ensure the safe operation of the facility. Students will participate in a risk assessment of the activities being undertaken, which is aligned to Work Related Skill outcomes. Students will use their experience to complete assessments in Literacy by using a variety of text types to reflect on the program.
This education and outreach program facilitated by The Young Worker’s Center is specifically designed to address the issues that young workers face when heading into the workplace for the first time, including:
Your rights at work, this module allows students to develop their knowledge of employment relations, workplace rights and minimum standards.
Safe at work, Students who complete this module will gain a practical understanding of Occupational Health & Safety procedures and how to keep safe at work.
Bullying & Discrimination at work, this module gives students an understanding of what constitutes workplace bullying & discrimination. Students also gain practical tools for responding to these issues when they arise. Social Movements & Campaigns, Students who complete this module will learn about various strategies for creating change in their communities. Students will have the opportunity to design and implement their own campaign, guided by Young Workers Centre staff.
Students will complete a series of tasks as they walk through the local area. Starting at Heathmont College students will walk go to Heathmont Station completing a series of tasks en route. Students will then catch a train to Ringwood Station where they will complete a series of tasks in the Ringwood area walking distance from Ringwood station.
This will support students in their understanding of the skills required on these excursions for future trips into the city. Also, students will learn about their local environment, both man made and natural, and investigate the culture of the area. This will support classroom learning.