Q. Does the College offer VCE classes?
A. The College is pleased to be able to offer a wide range of VCE studies to our Senior School students. Students are studying a wide range of VCE subjects in 2015, including: Accounting, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Computing, English, Health & Human Development, Legal Studies, General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Systems Engineering and Theatre Studies.
Q. Are there any elective classes in the Secondary School?
A. Students in the Secondary School have studied over twenty elective and specialist classes during the past two years. Some of the subjects that have been offered include: Athlete Development, Advanced Science, Event Management, ICT, Money Matters, Multimedia, Psychology, Advanced Mathematics, Business Studies, Legal Studies, Science Design & Engineering and more!
Q. Are there opportunities for leadership?
A. Years 7 - 11 students have an opportunity to be elected as Home Group Captains and serve on the Student Representative Council. Middle School students also elect Middle School Captains. The College also has representatives on the Gannawarra Shire Youth Council.
Q. Can I tour the school?
A. Tours are conducted by the Principal. Tours can be conducted during the day and after school hours. Bookings are essential and can be made through the College Office. Please email the office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. How do you cater for student’s individual learning needs?
A. Staff at the College monitor all of our students’ development very closely. Students who are identified as having special learning needs are catered for by the classroom teachers with the support from our Learning Support Assistant. Individual Learning Plans are created, with clearly defined learning goals, outlining how they are going to be achieved both at School and at home. Teaching staff at the College meet to plan for the needs of the students and aim to deliver a differentiated curriculum to support each student with their learning.
Q. Is bullying a problem at Kerang Christian College?
A. There have been few bullying issues at Kerang Christian College. Being a small school we have been able to maintain a small community feel in the College. However, the College has been proactive in developing an inclusive culture for students. We teach students to be resilient and to refuse to be involved in any bullying incidents. Students are encouraged to not to stand by and watch, but to fetch help. If students know of serious bullying, they are asked to tell a trusted staff member or parent. The school has a Bullying Policy and processes have been developed to resolve any issues before they escalate into something more serious.
Q. How big are the classes?
A. There are usually not more than 20 students in any one class at Kerang Christian College. VCE classes range in size between 2 and 15. The average Secondary School class is around 12 students.
Q. What times does school start and finish?
A. Primary and Secondary School students begin at 8:50am with a morning Home Group class. School finishes at 3:20pm for all students at Kerang Christian College.
Q. Why should I send my child to a Christian school?
A. At Kerang Christian College we offer a Christian education for students beginning in Prep through to VCE. We aim to meet the social, emotional, physical and academic learning needs of each student. The College also has a focus on academic excellence in the core subject areas. We guide our students' faith journey through devotions, weekly chapels and by integrating Biblical truth into every subject. We foster an environment where students can work towards spiritual maturity and academic excellence.
Q. What do you do if you are absent from school?
A. Parents / guardians need to contact the school Office by 9:30am.
Q. What do I do if I need to see my child during the day?
A. You need to report to the school Office. The College tries to limit interruptions to class instruction as much as possible.
Q. When are school fees due?
A. The fourth week of each term.
Q. How often do we pay school fees?
A. Every term. Payment plans can be arranged at the school Office.
Q. When are Parent-Teacher interviews?
A. Parent teacher interviews are conducted during Term 1 and Term 3. Teachers are available immediately after school each day for brief conversations or you may call the Office to organise a formal appointment time.
Q. How often is there a school newsletter?
A. A fortnightly newsletter, The Harvest, is issued to the youngest student in each family, on Wednesdays. The newsletter is the main vehicle of communication for the College. Please contact the office if you would like to receive the newsletter via email.
Q. Can students catch a bus to school?
A. Yes, there are a number of routes and seats available for students in all year levels. These buses are shared with students travelling to other local schools. Please contact the school Office for more information about bus routes.
Q. What day is library day?
A. Classes go to the library every Wednesday. Students are asked to bring their school library bag each time they go to the library.
Q. What days do the Preps come to school?
A. Preps attend classes at Kerang Christian College on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday during Term 1 and then on every week day during the rest of the school year.
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