At Presentation College Windsor, we strive to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young women who can go out into the world and make it a better and more peaceful place.  By providing engaging and future-focused learning that challenges our students to develop the necessary skills of inquiry, critical thinking and creative expression, our students will be prepared to actively contribute as global citizens. 

 

Years 7-9:  IB Middle Years Program

The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP) is a challenging educational framework that encourages students to make practical, real world connections with what they learn in the classroom.  Rather than focusing purely on remembering content, the MYP has a strong focus on developing key skills that are transferrable across subject areas and applicable beyond the walls of the classroom.

The MYP caters for students in Years 7-9 with all students exploring a broad base of subject areas; providing enrichment, along with time and space to find out what they are interested in and passionate about.  This inclusive program encourages each student to approach learning with a growth mindset and provides them the tools to identify and enhance their strength and growth areas.  It also encourages students to look beyond their own experience and consider their place and responsibility in the world. As such, throughout the program, students are involved in a range of volunteering and community service opportunities, which aligns with our mission as a Catholic school in the Presentation tradition.

Click here for further information about the International Baccalaureate program.

 

Years 10-12: Senior Program

We recognise there are many different career opportunities beyond school life.  In designing our senior program, we aim to best prepare our students for success in whatever tertiary pathway or career they wish to explore.

Year 10

In Year 10, students begin to make decisions about subject choices and future pathways.  With the option to be selective about their subject choices, they may decide to undertake an accelerated VCE or VET subject.  Students may also opt for early entry into a VCAL program. 

To help students make decisions about their future pathways, our Year 10 students participate in Pathways Program where they explore career options, practice resume writing skills, undertake careers counselling, and gain insight into workplaces through their Work Experience placements.

VCE

(Victorian Certificate of Education)

 

VCAL

(Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning)

Students complete a range of VCE and/or VET subjects to meet the requirements for the completion of their VCE.

Most students opt for a scored VCE and are eligible to receive an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank), allowing them access to University courses.

 

VCAL offers hands-on subjects and tasks to meet the requirements for the four VCAL strands:

·   Literacy,

·   Numeracy,

·   Personal Development Skills; and

·   Work Related Skills.

The focus of the VCAL Program is on employability skills and prepares students for apprenticeships, traineeships, further study at TAFE or direct entry into the workforce in a chosen field.

Each VCAL student undertakes a Certificate in Business, as well as an external VET course in an area they are interested in exploring further.

VET

(Vocational Education and Training)

Students are able to undertake VET courses as a subject choice in either VCE or VCAL learning pathways.  This option provides students with nationally recognised vocational certificates. 

Courses are run by external providers and may include:

·   Childcare

·   Hospitality

·   Equine Studies

·   Allied Health

·   Or other approved courses.

 

National Declaration on the Educational Goals