At Heathmont College we provide students with the combination of a broad and engaging curriculum, dedicated staff and excellent facilities – all enriched and supported by the right programs to ensure that students fully develop and achieve their best.
We provide a high quality curriculum across eight Learning Areas: English, Science, Mathematics, Humanities, Languages, The Arts, Health and Physical Education and Technology.
In Years 7, 8 & 9 students transition from primary to secondary education.
At Years 7 and 8 our goals are for students to develop a love of learning, personal qualities of self-confidence, leadership, independence and the ability to work collectively. We establish a rich understanding of how students learn to maximise the levels of engagement in learning. The foundations are laid across all areas of learning for students to develop personally and intellectually – establishing a focus on each and every student achieving their best. We want our students to not only achieve but to enjoy and celebrate their accomplishments.
In Year 7 and 8 all students study a common program that covers English, Mathematics, Humanities (History & Geography), Science, Art, Music & Drama, Food Technology & Textiles, and Physical Education & Sport. All students study a language, either German or Indonesian.
In Year 9 students participate in the 9LiFE program which operates on Wednesday’s within an open plan and flexible learning Centre. Here, students focus on developing their life skills by engaging with the broader community. They are also involved in a range of initiatives designed to build their self-confidence, foster independent learning and develop a greater sense of respect for themselves and others. The College works with Maroondah City Council to provide a number of community based activities for students. Programs are offered in addition to 9LiFE and include the Alpine Leadership School, World Challenge (Thailand – focusing on elephant conservation programs) and the Home of Hope orphanage in Indonesia.
In order to ensure that students who will undertake accelerated subjects at Year 10 have a strong grasp of skills needed to succeed, this program has recently been amended to provide stand alone classes in English, Mathematics and Science.
Years 10, 11 & 12 places greater emphasis on students having a positive attitude to every aspect of school life and on becoming independent, self-directed learners.
Our VCE Centre creates an adult learning environment that allows for excellent collaboration between students and staff. This includes an ICT-rich Year 12 Study Centre that is readily accessible during school and after school hours.
Students in Year 10 enjoy the opportunities of acceleration in a range of VCE and VET studies that enable them to maximise their post-school options. Students are able to choose units of study that more appropriately suit their individual needs and begin their future through our Managed Individual Pathways Program.
In Years 11 and 12 our students select their studies after an extensive counselling process that examines their academic ability, aptitude, interests and intended career directions. We provide opportunities to undertake a range of subjects for VCE and where appropriate, University Enhancement Studies. Heathmont College also offers a VCAL program for students interested in vocational pathways. Students’ post-school pathways include university, TAFE, traineeships and apprenticeships. Through our Learning Group Program every student is mentored and encouraged to set and achieve individual goals.
All subject selections will be completed on line.