Building the learning capacity of all students
Glenroy College is committed to offering a well-planned and comprehensive curriculum to our students based on the Victorian Curriculum. We offer a wide curriculum in Years 7 and 8, an opportunity to explore in Year 9 and access to vocational and academic pathways in Years 10, 11 and 12. Both the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) are offered to our Year 11 and 12 students.
Glenroy College places a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy as we believe this is an essential pathway to success. Focussed literacy and numeracy activities are part of all lessons.
To ensure students are well prepared and succeed academically, Glenroy College has exams for all subjects for all students at the end of the year.
We are extremely proud of the improvement students have made. Come and talk to us about our recent results.
A curriculum overview at Glenroy College
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship.
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards
To find out more visit the Department of Education website
Year 7 - 9
Victorian Curriculum OR Internship, Foundation VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning)
VCE Units 1 & 2 (Victorian Certificate of Education) OR VCAL Intermediate (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning)
VCE Units 3 & 4 or VCAL Senior
The Glenroy College curriculum covers a number of learning areas including:
- English and English as an Additional Language (EAL)
- Arts – Visual and Performing Arts
- Physical & Health Education
- Languages: Indonesian
- Humanities - Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Geography and History
- Technology – including Digital Technology, Textiles, Food and Wood
Glenroy College conducts exams for all subjects for all students from years 7-11 and practice exams for Year 12 to prepare students. The exams occur at the end of Semester 1 for Year 8, 10 and 11 students and the end of Semester 2 for all Year 7- 12 students . To create the exam environment, the exams are held in the Performing Arts Centre under normal exam conditions. Exams were introduced at the College for all students to better prepare students for the VCE.
Reporting at Glenroy College
All students at Glenroy College receive digital reports on Xuno two times a year, mid year and at the end of the year. All Year 7-10 students receive reports based on the Victorian Curriculum. Year 11 and 12 students receive written reports based on the VCE and/or the VCAL outcomes.
Interim reports are provided at parent teacher interviews held in Term 1 and Term 3.
Parent Teacher Interviews at Glenroy College
Parent Teacher Interviews where parents, teachers and students meet together to discuss progress occur towards the end of Term 1 and Term 3.
For more information about Parent Teacher Interviews click link below.
Other Programs at Glenroy College
Careers and Course Counselling
At Glenroy College we have a process of pathways counselling that assists students with the key choices through school and in their transition from school into work, training or further education.
We have a careers curriculum from year 7-12 that prepares students to make pathways decisions and provides a context for their studies.
At year 9 and 10 we provide a subject handbook including pathways information and run information sessions for students during school time and parents after school. We then run appointments so that each student can attend with their parent/s or guardians and discuss their pathway and subjects.
Work placement is an integral part of the VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) program and all students are expected to complete at least 10 days of placement related to their TAFE (Technical and Further Education) course. Work experience opportunities are also available on request provided that students have completed all of their school tasks.
If you are wanting some more information about Careers in Moreland you are welcome to go to the Inner Northern Local Learning Network Website (INLLEN). It has some great information about jobs in the north and even advertises local jobs for young people in the area. www.jobsforyouth.com.au
Student Voice and Student Leadership
DEVELOPING OUR FUTURE LEADERS
At Glenroy College, leadership is an important part of student learning. We believe that everyone is a leader and has the capacity to contribute to making the college and community a better place. Leadership is not confined to those in formal positions such as College Captains but is shared by all students and staff. “Any action that makes the world in which we live a better place” is the mantra by which we wish our student leaders to live by.
Our goal is to have our students understand that:
- Everyone can be a leader
- Leadership is not about ‘position’
- A healthy and vibrant learning culture is the ‘collective’ responsibility of all students and staff
- Effective leadership is based on a ‘no blame’ and a ‘can do’ culture
- They can ‘make a difference’
Student leadership at Glenroy College aims to develop student’s leadership skills (confidence, problem solving, communication, inter and intra personal, public speaking, strategic planning) and understanding of ethical and effective leadership.
Student Leadership at Glenroy College is a whole school program that lays the foundation for the emergence and development of leadership qualities. Core elements of the student leadership model are:
Formal Leadership Positions
- College Captains
- College Vice Captains
- College Sports Vice Captains
- Senior Student Leadership Team (Year 10 – 12)
- Junior Student Leadership Team (Year 7 – 9)
Student Leadership Opportunities
- Leadership training program
- Regular leadership meetings and workshops (which may include, regular school based training sessions, guest speakers, external agencies, conferences and leadership training camps where appropriate).
- Specific leadership programs (ABCN programs, Aspiring Leaders)
- Opportunities to participate in subcommittees and focus groups aimed at improving student facilities and opportunities at Glenroy College
- Links with other organisations
Student leadership is defined as students taking responsibility for contributing in a positive way to improving themselves, their school and their community. Therefore everyone can demonstrate leadership in many different ways, with the understanding that some will demonstrate leadership at varying levels and degrees of effectiveness.
Instrumental Music program
The instrumental music program is available to all students. Students have the opportunity to learn brass, piano, drums, guitar, vocal, or wood wind. Students can partake in the school band. Students can also choose to continue to learn their instrument into VCE and undertake VCE music.
For more information about the Music Instrumental program, click link below.
Debating at Glenroy College occurs at Year 7, 8 and 9.
For more information about the program, click link below.
EAL (English as an Additional Language)
EAL students are supported at Glenroy College through a comprehensive EAL program.
For more information about the EAL program, click link below.
Integration students are supported at Glenroy College through a comprehensive Integration program.
For more information about the Integration program, click link below.
Literacy - Whole School Programs
Teaching Literacy at Glenroy College is the responsibility of all teachers. At Glenroy College, we are committed to ensuring that Glenroy College students become literate and numerate adults. Our Literacy programs are based on Literacy for Learning.
For more information about the Literacy Program at Glenroy College, click link below
Teaching Numeracy at Glenroy College is also the responsibility of all teachers. At Glenroy College, we are committed to ensuring that Glenroy College students become literate and numerate. The Maths Pathways program operates at Year 7, 8 and 9.
For more information about the Numeracy Program, click link below.