The early Secondary years correspond to the phase of growth where children become young adults. Physical and emotional change is supported by educational structures recognising the needs of adolescents. As students move through Junior Secondary, teaching becomes more specialised. Literacy, numeracy, ICT, information research skills and Bible principles remain integrated as key foundations. http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/overview/7-10
By Year 10 students are expected to exercise more responsibility for their learning and for their behaviour. Heritage acknowledges that by Year 10 students need to consider their future career and study options.
The SACE subject Personal Learning Plan provides an ideal vehicle for exploring the many options available, with on-going professional advice and resources accessible to students and parents.
Communication between home and school is paramount, and we value these relationships.
Senior Secondary Years
The Senior School provides a stimulating learning environment that continues to foster enthusiasm for knowledge, pathway choices and valuable preparation for further study, the world of work and a life in Christ. Past Heritage College students have created a strong tradition of excellent academic achievement leading to successful tertiary study as well as good skill development in vocational areas and successful transition to the workforce.
There is also strong emphasis on the development of sound personal discipline, organisational skills and a wholesome balance of spiritual and academic life. Many opportunities exist for students to involve themselves in the co-curricular program and take leadership roles.
Students have access to a broad range of vocational programs and SACE subjects both at the College and through Marden Senior College and other providers.
Heritage College recognises that students achieve better results when their parents are involved in the school, so parents are encouraged to be a part of the Heritage community.