Live, learn to­gether

Southern Riverina news - - EDUCATION 2019 -

As­sump­tion Col­lege Kil­more strives to be “an in­clu­sive and trans­for­ma­tive Marist com­mu­nity”, in­spir­ing its mem­bers “to shape the fu­ture with au­dac­ity and hope”.

The col­lege wants all mem­bers of its com­mu­nity — fam­i­lies, stu­dents and staff — to feel wel­comed and nourished. This learn­ing com­mu­nity is en­riched by the pres­ence of its board­ers, ei­ther week­day or full-time, many of whom hail from fam­i­lies on the land.

Board­ers en­joy mod­ern ac­com­mo­da­tion and five­day board­ing is par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar with se­nior stu­dents who live within an hour’s drive of Kil­more.

They have ac­cess to oneon-one tutoring by teach­ers dur­ing week­night study and the ca­ma­raderie that de­vel­ops of­ten leads to life­long friend­ships.

Aca­demic board­ing schol­ar­ships are of­fered to those en­ter­ing Years 10 and 11. Board­ing com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties in­stil a strong com­mu­nal bond among As­sump­tion Col­lege board­ers.

Each house is staffed by a head of house and an as­sis­tant head of house who, as res­i­den­tial staff, look af­ter the pas­toral needs of stu­dents in their care.

Un­like many other board­ing schools, stu­dents from Year 7 to Year 12 live in each house, mod­el­ling the fam­ily spirit of which the As­sump­tion Col­lege com­mu­nity is so proud.

All as­pects of col­lege life are di­rected at help­ing this to hap­pen in light of Gospel val­ues and the five Marist char­ac­ter­is­tics: pres­ence, sim­plic­ity, love of work, in the way of Mary and fam­ily spirit.

The cur­ricu­lum is de­signed to equip stu­dents with the core knowl­edge and skills to pre­pare them to be good cit­i­zens and to in­stil in them a life-long love of learn­ing so they can cope in a vastly chang­ing world.

At Years 7 and 8 the fo­cus is on sub­jects that of­fer breadth and bal­ance, where stu­dents study all ar­eas of the Vic­to­rian Cur- ricu­lum, and are ex­posed to an ar­ray of dig­i­tal and de­sign tech­nolo­gies.

They be­gin to make elec­tive choices in Years 9 and 10 where the fo­cus is on path­ways and choice. Stu­dents can select up to 16 se­mes­ter-based elec­tives over these years, pro­vid­ing a highly per­son­alised learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and pro­mot­ing stu­dent own­er­ship of their own ed­u­ca­tion.

In the se­nior years, up to 30 VCE stud­ies are of­fered, as well as nu­mer­ous VET and VCAL cour­ses and school-based ap­pren­tice­ships.

For more in­for­ma­tion about As­sump­tion, phone the school on (03) 5783 5000 or visit www.as­sump­tion.vic.edu.au.

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