New College Structure, Educational Plan and Buildings Master Plan
On behalf of the Board, Padua College Principal, Anthony Banks announced details of the school’s new Educational Strategic Plan.
The aim of the plan is to restructure Padua College to best meet the educational challenges and needs of its students. This follows over six months of extensive and thorough consultation with educational professionals, Padua College staff, students and parent communities, and the review of several educational models.
From 2019, Padua College will be restructured to reflect the following model:
Year 7-9 Campuses located at the Mornington, Rosebud and Tyabb sites
A Year 9 Program to run concurrently at all three locations, with the opportunity for intercampus learning to take place.
A new Year 10-12 Campus at Mornington, construction from September 2017.
The purpose of the College Restructure is to:
Maximise student engagement;
Address the access of Year 10 students to Year 11 & 12 subject offerings and pathways;
Create a distinctive and specifically targeted Year 9 program;
Ensure a focused and integrated vertical Year 7 & 8 curriculum.
At all three locations/sites, Padua will deliver a Year 7 and 8 Integrated Learning Program with a STEAM (Science, Technology, English, Arts and Maths) focus that ensures that Padua students become independent and engaged learners through problem solving and enquiry-based learning.
The Year 9 Program will encourage greater opportunities for leadership and positive transition. It will build on self-efficacy and skills development. In particular, the Year 7-8 and Year 9 Programs will enable students to develop a much greater understanding of how they learn and a desire to do the best they can.
The Year 10-12 Senior Program will provide students the opportunity to complete a three-year VCE or three-year VCAL Program, with far more options to accelerate learning in these areas. A greater choice of pathways in Year 10-12 will provide students with a more positive feeling of control over their future directions.
Adopting this new educational model will best ensure that Padua College provides a comprehensive and inclusive curriculum, characterised by excellent teaching that encourages every student with the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
Buildings Master Plan
Baldesso Cortese Architects, together with the Padua College Master Plan Committee, have identified the facilities required to accommodate all the Year 10 students who will attend the Mornington Campus from 2019. There will be significant investment in facilities upgrades, the introduction of new IT Programs and learning spaces designed to complement and enhance the new learning and teaching pedagogy and model proposed by the Educational Strategic Plan. Stage One will be the building of the Year 10-12 Learning Centre, featuring open plan, collaborative learning spaces and a lecture theatre - this can be viewed on the video link below:
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