Newcomb Secondary College
Newcomb Secondary College seeks to empower every student to reach their full potential and to develop the skills that they need to live a satisfying and productive life. We aim to foster high standards of pride and participation from all members of our community. Our prime responsibilities are the education and welfare of our students.
The College believes that respect for self is articulated in the behaviours, language and responsibilities demonstrated by students to self, peers, teachers, parents, the broader community and their property. This is supported by the following:
-a supportive leadership which values and nurtures high quality teaching and learning
- a safe, secure, cooperative learning environment which encourages students, staff and parents to feel valued in the College community
- the acknowledgement that every student and teacher is an active member of a learning community
- a belief that each child can to learn underpins effective teaching
- the provision of a high quality education and learning environment
- a stimulating and flexible curriculum will challenge students to strive for success
- rewarding effort and success and encouraging leadership in students will foster self esteem and pride in achievement
- the support of students, teachers and parents through an effective welfare/discipline structure will enhance and encourage high expectations
The development of an independent Year 7 campus in 2002 has assisted with the transition from Grade 6 to Year 7 and fosters the development of programs for these students in line with the Middle Years philosophy. The acceptance of the College in 2003 into the Innovations and Excellence Project has greatly enhanced the learning opportunities for middle years students as the network between the Corulye cluster teachers (Newcomb SC, Whittington, Newcomb Park, Leopold and Geelong East Primary Schools), has provided the opportunity to review and reflect on improving student outcomes by enriching teacher pedagogy, curriculum and assessment strategies, organisational structures and student wellbeing. An accelerated entry program established in 2004 supports high achieving students and optimises their opportunities through active participation in negotiated curriculum and demonstrable learning outcomes.
Academic Results and Trends
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