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About our Werribee Campus

This vibrant campus caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 through a Primary and Secondary school. Each sub-school has two Learning Modules which provides for specific resourcing for appropriate year levels whilst providing smaller communities within the context of the large Werribee campus.

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Primary School is Kindergarten to Year 6

Our Primary School encompasses students from Kindergarten to Year 6, incorporating two Learning Modules: Kindergarten to Year 2 and Year 3 to Year 6.

Kindergarten to Year 2 Learning Module

The dedicated and committed Christian staff provide vibrant and positive learning environments. In these early foundational years, students are encouraged to participate in and learn about God’s world and develop the skills they need to purposefully engage in the learning process. These early years are important, giving students the best possible start on their learning journey.

Our four-year-old Kindergarten program is designed to help students to explore and develop their knowledge and skills through a series of directed and play-based activities. Learning is designed to promote participation and build confidence to help prepare students for their ongoing discoveries and build a solid foundation for future learning. We do not provide child care outside of the Kindergarten program.

The establishment of strong Literacy and Numeracy competencies are core to our Prep to Year 2 curriculum. A number of other integral subjects are provided to further enrich and deepen student learning.

Opportunities for students to research, inquire, discover and practise their skills are monitored and supported by their teachers, thus enabling them to grow and build on their skills at each stage of their development.

Year 3 to Year 6 Learning Module

The supportive and wise guidance of our staff assists our students as they transition physically, emotionally, spiritually and educationally through to the young adolescent years. The philosophical emphasis is on learning to take responsibility for self, for others and for the world around them.

The key values of these years are to maintain a safe and caring atmosphere, developing students’ resilience and integrity whilst striving for excellence in attitude and work ethic.

Our students have the opportunity to engage in a comprehensive range of activities to help draw out and develop their God-given talents. They study a broad range of subjects as they prepare for making choices to specialise in their Secondary years.

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Secondary School is Year 7 - Year 12

The Secondary School incorporates students from Year 7 through to Year 12 and includes two Learning Modules: Year 7 to Year 9 and Year 10 to Year 12.

Year 7 to Year 9 Learning Module

Secondary School plays a vital role in our students’ lives as they look to complete their education with us and launch into their chosen fields of study, work and service.

Year 10 to Year 12 Learning Module

Our Year 10 program offers a broad range of subjects to help develop the students’ skills and gives them the widest possible choice as they enter their VCE years.

Staff work alongside students to help them prepare for further study and training in their specialised pathways: Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and Vocational Education and Training (VET).

Students in Years 11 and 12 experience increasing specialisation in their learning. The College currently offers up to 40 of 82 listed subjects in the VCE program.

We continue to support our students’ spiritual development through presenting them with opportunities and challenges to deepen their understanding and application of God’s love and grace for us all. Our key goals are that a graduating Heathdale student is a motivated young man or woman with a range of career choices, a commitment to integrity, an ethical life view and who desires to serve others.

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Facilities at Werribee

This large and expansive campus is designed to suit the needs of our Kindergarten to Year 12 students, with safe, effective and practical learning spaces at each year level.

To achieve this our College facilities are divided into learning sub-schools to maximise social interaction and effective delivery of programs and activities to benefit each student.

Technology is offered as a seamless part of the learning experience for students with well chosen tasks that complement every learner. Strategically placed within classrooms, learning laboratories, and the Resource Centre a compliment of College provided mobile devices is utilised with effect in various curriculum offerings.

Our vibrant Early Learning Centre caters to our Kindergarten and Prep students with thoughtfully designed undercover areas, grassed open space, sandpit, dedicated small group learning rooms and engaging classrooms. These purposefully designed spaces allow for meaningful and enjoyable interaction for our youngest students. There are currently four Kindergarten groups and seven Prep classes.

Classrooms for Year 1 to Year 4 students are located around designated play spaces where students feel welcomed and safe. With both undercover and open play spaces, astroturf, sandpits and playgrounds, there is plenty for children to do at recess and lunchtime to encourage friendships, active involvement and group pursuits.

The Creative Arts building houses our Senior and Middle Years Art rooms, Drama rooms, Music and Ensemble rooms, a Recording Studio, several Instrumental lesson rooms, an Industrial Design Lab (CAD), Engineering Fabrication & Furnishing workshops and a Fabric & Textile Space. The full-sized Westlake oval, outdoor basketball courts, an astroturf area and double basketball court gymnasium are used for physical education lessons, sporting competitions and various other active pastimes.

Dedicated Science laboratories, Technology classrooms, Resource Centre, Food Technology room and general classrooms are set around a central courtyard and canteen.

Secondary Students have access to a state of the art Secondary Centre which was completed at the end of 2017. It features a courtyard and multiple spaces to study and create community amongst students in the Senior year levels. The language centre, VCAL café and outdoor learning and study spaces allow interaction between year levels and quiet space when required.