• RossbourneSchool Learning

    Most students start at Rossbourne in Middle School, between 12 and 14 years of age.

  • RossbourneSchool Students

    Most students start at Rossbourne in Middle School, between 12 and 14 years of age.

  • RossbourneSchool Students

    Most students start at Rossbourne in Middle School, between 12 and 14 years of age.

  • RossbourneSchool Students

    Most students start at Rossbourne in Middle School, between 12 and 14 years of age.

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Senior School

The emphasis in Senior School is to prepare students for managing the changes that will affect them as they move from school to the broader community.

Our programs are aimed at supporting and maintaining each student’s academic progress through their Individual Education Program, as well as their social and emotional development.
Parents, staff and students play an active role in planning each student’s positive transition to a successful life after School.


Curriculum

Core Classroom Subjects: 

The Work Experience Program is available to all students in Senior School who have participated in Work Education classes.  All students complete the requirements for Occupational Health & Safety standards. 
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Science
  • Information Technology
  • Health & Human Relations
  • Work Education
  • The Study of Society & the Environment

Electives:

  • Drama – Performance & Theory
  • Art
  • Fitness & Gym
  • Sport
  • Manual Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Music
  • Living Skills

On Campus Extension Programs:

  • Essential First Aid Certificate
  • Karate & Yoga
  • Pre-Vocational Skills Development

Off Campus Extension Programs:

  • Pre-Driver Education Course
  • Introduction to Hospitality Course
  • Safe Food Handling and Hygiene Certificate 
  • Volunteer Work

TAFE Courses:
Introduction to Retail – Swinburne TAFE sector
Growth & Pathways - Box Hill TAFE.
Courses offered:

  • Furniture Making
  • Welding
  • Hairdressing
  • Waiting Skills
  • Cooking
  • Animal Studies
  • Floristry
  • Automotive


Camps

Students in Senior school attend a camp early in the year as part of their curriculum. 

The camp is an opportunity for students to develop friendship groups, encouraging independence and confidence. 

Camps are held alternately between Victoria and interstate destinations.

Work Experience

The Work Experience Program is available to all students in Senior School who have participated in Work Education classes.  All students complete the requirements for Occupational Health & Safety standards. 

The aim of the program is to provide a valuable and enjoyable learning experience while extending our students’ independence, self-esteem and work-readiness skills.

How:
Students are eligible for a work experience once they have participated in Work Education classes and fulfilled the requirements for Occupational Health and Safety.

When:
Students need to show a curiosity about learning about the world of work.  They need to be able to travel independently to the workplace.

Where:
Placements are decided in consultation with students, parents and teachers with regard to the individual student’s area of interest and abilities.

Why:
To give the students the opportunity to take the theory of the classroom into the outside world.  To provide students with a knowledge of the workplace.

Work Education:
Work Education and Transition to Work class sessions at Rossbourne School investigate the role of work within our community.
Students learn to identify specific roles and the variety of tasks involved in different workplaces.  The aim is to extend the students’ knowledge of the world of work, so that they are well prepared for responsibilities in the wider community.

Topics:
Subjects covered include occupational and safety issues, employers’ and employees’ responsibilities, equal rights and technology in the workplace.

Job search skills:
Students investigate job search methods, compile a resume, develop interview skills through practical sessions and look at the resources available for employment opportunities within the community. 
Future options: Rossbourne students are encouraged to take an active role in making decisions about their future options as a school leaver. 


Driver Education

Driver Education is offered to Senior school students as part of their extension programme.   This programme enables students to have the opportunity to learn the theory of safe driving and to gain experience in practical driving skills in preparation for their Learners Permit.

Hospitality

“An Introduction to Hospitality” course is offered to Senior students who are interested in pursuing this area of work in the future.  The course includes a background to the Hospitality industry, practical function room set-up and a Safe Food Handling certificate.

Students in Senior school attend a camp early in the year as part of their curriculum.