Welcome to Heathmont College, I am proud to introduce our school to you.
Students are at the centre of all that we do here at Heathmont College. We aim to foster student development and growth through a focus on student engagement, empowerment and learning in order to support students to achieve their very best in all that they do.
During these uncertain times, it is vitally important that schools focus on supporting students to develop strategies to navigate the unknowns in the world around them and to build resilience in order to manage uncertainty and challenge. As a lead school in the Maroondah Positive Education Network, Heathmont College aims to do exactly this through developing growth mindsets in our students and our staff and leveraging this to enhance resilience across the school by focusing on student and staff strengths. By developing student skills in managing adversity, we empower them to lead their best lives.
The College is focusing on building a Positive Climate for Learning and on setting High Expectations for all members of the community through the provision of high-quality teaching and learning and the provision of a broad range of opportunities for staff and for students. Hand in hand with setting high expectations comes a need to follow up with an insistence on meeting these expectations and providing the necessary support for all members of the community to do so. As such, we have a range of structures and supports within the school to ensure that the high expectations that we set can be met. These supports include our House structure for student management which aims to enhance student engagement in the college and build stronger connections amongst students from different year levels. Each member of our community belongs to a House and receive the required support through these.
Our Sports Academy provides students with the opportunity to develop their abilities and confidence across a range of sports and to be actively involved in our community. We have had several upgrades to facilities and buildings in recent months this includes our new sports stadium that has been completed and ready for classes to use since 2021, as well as our brand-new HOPE centre which opened in 2022 and provides meeting and conference facilities that can be used across the network.
The Arts is celebrated here at Heathmont College. We love how it builds a curious, compassionate, and creative culture where individual talent and expression is embraced. The community of Arts at Heathmont College is continuing to grow inside, as well as outside the classroom, with our new performing arts building completed June 2023. We are excited to see our new Arts Centre coming to life as it presents many new opportunities for students to use industry level equipment to take the Performing Arts at Heathmont College to new heights.