Sandringham College is a three campus Year 7-12 College located in the south eastern Bayside suburbs of Melbourne. In 2011 1315 students, including 40 international students, are enjoying and benefiting from the rich and engaging curriculum and experiences that the College is renowned for.
Established in 1988, the College combines the achievements of its four founding schools to provide a unique learning environment that truly values and celebrates diversity and to endeavours to ensure that all students feel valued and achieve excellence.
The College purpose and values are reflected in its multi-campus structure, which provides learning environments to suit the changing needs of students in the middle and later years of schooling. The Beaumaris and Sandringham Year 7-10 Campus provide environments designed to increase student connectedness and belonging, combined positive staff-student relationships. This is particularly important in Year 7 and 8, as young people move from primary to secondary schooling and begin to more fully develop their individuality. The Year 7 program includes a particular focus on the development of self-esteem, cooperation and sense of purpose, particularly through the Pastoral Care and Peer Support Programs.
The Victorian Essential Learning Standards based Year 7-10 programs are designed to challenge and extend students, to develop their creativity, sense of community and citizenship. The Year 7-10 the Enhanced Mathematics and Science Program (eMaS), which is designed to challenge and extend mathematical and scientific skills and knowledge. The 3C9 Program provides Year 9 students with challenging community based and cooperative learning experiences which moves the classroom out into the community.
The Senior Campus provides a unique environment which is designed to address the needs and aspirations of Year 11 and 12 students. In preparation for life beyond school, students are encouraged to take increased responsibility for their learning and supported in making informed choices about post-school education and career pathways. Sandringham provides one of the widest ranges of Victorian Certificate of Education and Vocational Education and Training studies in the state. The College Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning Program again highlights the ways in which the College is focused on providing programs that address individual needs and aspirations.
Sandringham students are also able to participate in a wide range of activities beyond the classroom, all of which give students the opportunity to further develop their sense of self, their leadership skills, and their commitment and responsibility to others. These activities include:
The College Production
Camps and excursions
Community work and participation
The College has four Principal Class Officers: one College Principal, and three Campus Principals.
The Campus Principals are supported by a Campus Coordinator, currently at Leading Teacher level.
In addition to their day-to-day Campus leadership, each Campus Principal leads a portfolio team based around the Annual Implementation Plan:
Engagement and Wellbeing
Student Pathway and Transitions
Each Portfolio Team is made up of Leading Teachers from across the three campuses. In 2011, the College has 16 Leading Teachers who have a broad leadership and school improvement role as well as particular leadership portfolios. Principals and Leading Teachers also meet and work as College and Campus Leadership Teams, with a focus on strategic planning, building quality curriculum and pedagogy and professional learning.
The three campuses have a Student Management Team. The two 7-10 Campuses Student Managers are led by the Campus Coordinator with a Staff member who looks after students on a Year Level basis: Year 7, 8, 9 and 10. The Senior Campus has Student Managers who coordinate students on a Program basis - all students are divided into groups according to their curriculum choices: Business, Humanities, Science, VCAL Technology, Performing Arts and Visual Arts. The Senior Campus Student Managers are coordinated by the Students’ Program Leader.
The Student Management Teams are all assisted by a Student Wellbeing Coordinator and a Careers Pathways Leader.
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