Learning

Learning

PRIMARY
Beginning at Prep, teachers focus on equipping their students with the fundamental skills necessary for fluent, comprehensive reading. Using a whole-language approach alongside a strategic reading programme (LEM Phonics), our teachers aim for children to leave their first year of school with the foundational language skills required for the subsequent stages of literacy and learning.
Teachers focus on thorough foundations of mathematical concepts right through from Prep. Complexity and breadth are progressively increased, as the children’s teachers expand the subjects that are covered. Each teacher’s objective is to see students developing skills for learning as well as deeper level of thinking as they progress through each year-level. Subject areas such as Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Information Technology, Physical Education, Japanese language, Integrated Studies, Library and Biblical Studies are covered at each year level. This breadth of learning encourages students to express themselves creatively, enhances their gifts and grows their areas of interest.
The teachers seek to extend higher achieving students through extension work. In fact, primary teachers are generally very adept at teaching to each child’s individual level of learning. The objective is to challenge and stretch each child’s abilities so that every learning opportunity is maximised.

SECONDARY
Secondary teachers implement the Australian Curriculum in the core curriculum subject areas of Mathematics, English, History and Science. Japanese, Digital Technology, Art, Physical Education, Health and Personal Development are additional areas of study. Year 7 students also enjoy the alternate subjects of Woodwork and Music and Year 8 students enjoy Food Technology and Drama. In Year 9 Food and Technology, Art, Japanese, Digital Technology, Design Technology, Performing Arts, Media and Business Studies become electives.
All students in Years 7 - 9 must achieve adequate grades in core subject areas each semester and maintain a high attendance standard to guarantee promotion to the next level the following year. Melton Christian College junior secondary students are able to have a solid foundation for whatever subject pathways they may select in the years that follow.

Year 10 studies are the preparatory years for VCE or VCAL. This is a crucial year to achieve and extend specific areas of study that will become VCE, VCAL, or career pathways. Students study the core subject areas of Mathematics, English, History, Science and Physical Education/Health. Year 10 students have the opportunity to take one VCE subject or a VET subject. All Year 10 students complete one week of Work Experience as part of career-development and life learning preparation. Around the time of transition from Year 9 to Year 10, the Head of Secondary, in conjunction with the teaching staff assess each student’s suitability to progress into either the VCE or the VCAL stream for senior secondary.

There are two secondary schooling certificates in Victoria: the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). Melton Christian College offers both of these certificates onsite.
We have strong VCE and VCAL programs that offer a wide variety of subject areas.
VET (Vocational Education and Training) programs are run in conjunction with the Western Edge VET cluster. Offsite VET courses have an additional charge. MCC offers VET studies onsite at the College and these onsite VETs have no additional fee, so the College encourages students to select these onsite, no-cost VET courses.