Mill Park Secondary College works in partnership with students, families and the community to maximise academic, social and emotional growth. Achievement and growth are supported through excellence in teaching and learning and building positive relationships.
Mill Park Secondary College students and staff work collaboratively to improve learning growth and to strive for their own personal best in the pursuit of excellence. We have high expectations, create rigorous learning goals and implement plans to achieve our best. With our community, we work hard, respond to feedback, raise aspirations and celebrate success.
Our teachers use our Teaching and Learning Model in conjunction with the Student Engagement Model as a framework of best practice teaching, learning and engagement strategies to build positive relationships with students and create well-rounded lessons.
Our Teaching and Learning Model invites students to engage in lessons by using a range of student actions and includes opportunities for student voice by giving feedback on teaching and learning to their teachers.
The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning is a pathway primarily aimed at students who want to enter the workforce directly after school, become an apprentice or do further studies at a TAFE. This is a two-year program studied in Years 11 and 12.
In Year 11, students study numeracy and literacy skills likely to be encountered in the workplace through their maths and English lessons, as well as learning personal development and work-related skills. They also complete their first year of a VET subject and are expected to complete a structured workplace learning placement one day a week. Many former students have gone on to find employment and apprenticeships at their structured workplace location.
In Year 12, literacy, personal development and work related skills continue, as do their VET and work placements. Students also carry out a comprehensive integrated project that utilises all their skills. Students find this a highly engaging experience and have completed exciting projects this year including running a food and coffee shop, liaising with a local primary school to improve their gardens and renovating a classroom block.