Our motto is ‘Access to Excellence’, and we strive for excellence in every aspect of our learning and teaching program. We expect every child to reach their personal best in and out of the classroom. At Emerald we provide a learning program to engage, enrich and prepare students for their future. Students study a combination of core and elective subjects which become increasingly personalised as students move through the school, and we pride ourselves on providing a pathway for every student.

The curriculum structure of Emerald Secondary College reflects the framework of the Victorian Curriculum. This framework addresses the need to prepare students for the demands of working and living in the twenty-first century. To achieve this aim Emerald’s approach is based on the latest research and teacher knowledge about learning, community and business expectations, and the need to prepare students for a range of career pathways from tertiary studies and other further studies to apprenticeships and other work based programs.

Emerald Secondary College embraces the needs of the learner as a whole person and has a shared understanding that each learner is unique and requires a personalised approach to learning. This approach to learning is provided through core based subjects including: English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, the Arts and Languages to name a few.

Physical, Social and Personal Learning is a key part of the whole student approach and these aspects are taught through subjects including Health and Physical Education, along with our many theme based programs.

The increasing importance of technology, communication and computers is recognised through Interdisciplinary Learning subjects including: Design and Technology subjects, Information Technology and learning good communication skills and thinking skills in all subject areas.

In 2023, we will be unveiling our new Middle Years vertical elective program. This program is aimed at providing greater student choice and engagement in their learning.  More information can be found in the Middle School Handbook

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