Community

connecting to our local and global community

Community

connecting to our local and global community

Student Services

Student Services

Student Services

The school has a team of dedicated specialist staff who support students in both their academic, social and emotional wellbeing issues. They work within the organizational structures of the school in ensuring that all students can seek assistance and guidance when necessary. We encourage all of our students to have a clear understanding of how they can access services within our school community.

To encourage students to develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others, we provide a number of programs and support structures for students in a number of ways:

  • The school is divided into small groups of students called MENTOR GROUPS and they meet each day with their Mentor Teacher for Registration Period and for 25 minutes each Tuesday.
  • Pastoral Care Programs run across each year group and are coordinated by the Student Services Team.
  • We offer opportunities for students to develop leadership skills by electing Student Council representatives in each year group. Led by the Head Boy and Head Girl, the Student Council represents the interests of students and assists in whole school functions, such as the Assembly program, throughout the year.
  • Starting in Year 6 and continuing through Year 7, a TRANSITION PROGRAM helps ensure a smooth integration from primary school into high school life for our new student intake.
  • Year Assemblies, School Assemblies, incursions, excursions and guest speakers are part of the Pastoral Care Program.

STUDENT SERVICES TEAM

The team consists of the Associate Principals, Head of Middle School, Head of Senior School, Manager of Student Services, Year Coordinators, School Psychologist, Nurse, and Chaplain.

Student Learning

Student Learning

Our staff are committed to providing a quality education for students. They are passionate about their Learning Area and their teaching practice. Together they have worked to articulate what they share in common about teaching. This is known as the School Wide Pedagogy (SWP) and has the elements of: collaborating, reflecting, engagement and relevance.

The curriculum comprises of 8 Learning Areas. English, Health and Physical Education, Languages other than English, Mathematics, Science, Society and Environment, Technology and Enterprise and The Arts.

Most Learning Areas have a Head of Learning Area and Languages has a Teacher in Charge. If parents have any questions about the learning program, their first port of call is the classroom teacher. If further assistance is required, parents should make contact with the relevant Head of Learning Area.

Learning Centre

The Learning Centre staff provide assistance and support to students with particular learning needs along with support in literacy and numeracy.  Staff provide one on one, small group and support to class groups in effective strategies aimed at improving student academic achievement. They also provide advice and support in developing differentiated plans for students with learning difficulties or specific diagnosed educational needs.

Education Assistants

The school employs a number of experienced education assistants to work alongside the teachers in accommodating students who have particular learning needs.

Years 7 to 10 Curriculum

The school is following the guidelines for implementation of the Western Australian and Australian Curriculum. Further information can be found on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) website.

Years 11 and 12

In Senior School students follow either a General, ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) or Vocational (Certificate course) pathway.

An ATAR pathway is typically for those students intending on furthering their education at university.

A Vocational or General pathway is for students who intend on either entering the workforce or furthering their education in a TAFE organisation.

At Kalamunda we aim for all students to complete their schooling with a sense of achievement and a meaningful pathway in their chosen field. Nearly all of our students graduate each year with a WACE (Western Australian Certificate of Education)

Further information on the WACE requirements can be found on the SCSA website.

 

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