Junior School

Yarra Hills Secondary College is proud of its reputation for producing young adults well prepared for life with the breadth of outlook and the essential learning skills needed to successfully shape their futures in a rapidly changing global community.

Our programs at Yarra Hills encourage and engender Respect, Endeavour, Achievement and Pride. We are committed to providing our students with the life long learning skills needed to achieve their individual goals and to make a positive contribution to their community.

Junior School Years 7 and 8 – Strong Foundations

Our Year 7 and 8 programs build strong foundations for future successes. We provide a solid basis for future success by emphasising Literacy, Numeracy and the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) across all subjects in the curriculum.

Our Year 7 and 8 students also utilise iPads within and across the curriculum. Junior School students enjoy access to all key learning areas including PE/Sport and are supported with enrichment, extension and remediation programs. Good study habits, regular homework and pride in achievement are encouraged, expected and rewarded.

Middle School Years 9 and 10 – Growth and Preparedness

Middle School is marked by broadening choices and increased self reliance as students grow toward maturity and independence. A solid core curriculum is supported by a stimulating elective program that recognises the different needs of students and supports individual learning and career pathways.

Academic learning is supported by access to structured work experience and vocational opportunities including traineeships. Year 10 students enjoy extension into VCE subjects, which also assists in maximising their tertiary entrance score. Students in Year 9 will use iPad’s from 2015 and from Year 10 onwards the college has a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program to make use of a wide variety of ICT resources.

Senior School Years 11 and 12 – VCE Success

Our VCE students experience a young adult learning environment. Academic rigour, initiative and self discipline are central to life at the senior levels with a cooperative team culture supporting each student’s quest for VCE success.

Many students achieve university or other tertiary entrance and we also prepare students for entry into the vocation of their choice through programs including Vocational Education and Training (VET), and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.