Later Years Manager - Julie-Ann Kelly

In the 9-12 sub-school students are encouraged to fulfil their learning and performance potential through a range of curricula and co-curricular programs.  Students are prepared for a successful move into further study, employment and the broader community. The final three years of school are centred on making important decisions about individual strengths, interests and future study and career options. This is accomplished by fostering a caring atmosphere and establishing a sense of personal responsibility and self-esteem. At Terang College we recognise that each student is an individual with their own strengths and interests. To accommodate this individuality we offer a variety of pathways such as the VCE, VCAL, VETis and School Based Apprenticeships. These pathways can be accessed from Year 10 onwards and allow our students to choose subjects that appeal to them and to study options that will benefit them in their life beyond school. The Year Nine course is the result of the particular needs of students at this stage of their development. Research has shown that students benefit from a more informal, enquiry‐based and responsible approach to their education at this level. At Terang College we have developed an innovative, activity‐based program around themes, which challenge and engage students to take responsibility for their learning. The integrated enquiries teach traditional skills in a wider context, meaning English and Mathematics are tied to questions which also use Science and Humanities as part of the enquiry. At Terang College all students are urged to achieve their personal best in an environment where student well-being is of paramount importance.