ACADEMIC PROGRAMME

OUR LEARNING JOURNEY

We believe our rigorous academic programmes create wonder, curiosity and a desire to learn.

YEARS 11-12
Our Years 11-12 programme provides the opportunities, environment and academic support to enable all of our students to flourish. It offers the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma for entry into tertiary study. The broad range of academic subjects is complemented by a dynamic co-curricular programme.

  • Choice of VCE or IB
  • Exceptional staff
  • Dynamic co-curricular activities

YEAR 10
Year 10 focusses on consolidating academic skills and preparing our students for the final two years of their secondary education. It provides a very wide range of elective subjects. It builds on the skills and knowledge acquired at Timbertop, further developing resilience and confidence through explicit teaching of Positive Education.

  • Consolidation of academic skills
  • Very wide range of elective subjects
  • Explicit teaching of Positive Education

YEAR 9
Timbertop provides a unique opportunity to experience a rigorous academic programme alongside a challenging outdoor education stream. Whilst hiking, skiing and running dominates weekends, for five days a week our students are engaged in a full Year 9 academic timetable free from the distractions of the modern world.

  • Unique learning environment
  • Rigorous academic programme
  • Exceptional outdoor education experience

YEARS 7-8
Our Years 7-8 programme provides a more traditional secondary school structure, with a wider range of electives and specialist teachers in all subject areas. Concepts are explored through a series of multi-domain units, fostering inquiry and critical thinking skills. An extensive sport and co-curricular activities programme encourages balance and personal development. 

  • Wider range of elective subjects
  • Extensive sport and co-curricular activities
  • Ideal preparation for Timbertop

YEARS 5-6
Our Years 5-6 programme is focussed on the middle years between childhood and early adolescence. Our students learn through practical experience during these crucial growth years. They are stimulated by the use of technology and enriched by the teaching of our transformational Positive Education programme, which promotes self-esteem and confidence.

  • Focus on experiential learning
  • Explicit teaching of Positive Education
  • Introduction of laptops and eLearning

ELC-YEAR 4
Our early years’ programmes provide the building blocks for a love of learning – establishing a strong foundation in numeracy and literacy, whilst nurturing curiosity and creativity. Our Early Learning Centres reflect the Reggio Emilia philosophy whilst our Toorak Campus is committed to the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate.

  • Strong foundation in numeracy and literacy
  • Wide range of specialist subjects
  • Emphasis on curiosity and creativity