The College is one of a few state educational facilities where both primary and secondary students share the same campus. This provides a unique atmosphere for students and staff and further enhances the qualities of the College.
It is not unusual to find older students (and not just siblings) actively helping younger students in the library, around the College or on the school crossing. It is also common to see the younger students work with older students around the College or cheer them on during sports activities.
Information about College activities and other topics is passed on via the fortnightly newsletter, notes, parent/teacher interview, information sessions and written reports or, if you believe it necessary, as a parent you can contact the College at any time by phone or in person to discuss a query or concern.
Currently the Primary area runs composite classes with the exception of one Prep only class. The other classes are: Prep/Year 1; two Year 1/2 classes; Year 2/3; Year 3/4; Year 4/5 and two Year 5/6 classes.
The composite class structure provides a balance between extending the learning for some students and consolidating learning for others. A careful selection of students for the composite classes ensures a satisfactory blend and all students benefit in the arrangement and foster a strong belonging within their group.
Primary subjects taught follow Victorian guidelines and these are supplemented by many learning experiences around the College. A Primary Orientation Handbook is available from the College Office.
Class structure for secondary students follows a traditional pattern.
Years 7 & 8 are the junior levels with some specialist subjects offered on a term by term basis. Years 9 & 10 are considered the middle school and specialist subjects are offered to assist students when they progress to higher year levels. Year 11 and 12 students study VCE subjects in units 1-4 or participate full-time or part-time in the VET / VCAL / SBNA programs. VCE study is undertaken over a minimum two year period and satisfies the rules laid down by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.
CRICOS provider name: Department of Education and Training
CRICOS provider code: 00861K
Each winter, the Dinner Plain Campus operates for students that live at Mt Hotham / Dinner Plain during the ski season. The campus caters for students in Years Prep – 12.