As Principal, I would like to welcome everyone to the Tallangatta Secondary College website and the 2017 school year.
Tallangatta Secondary College continues to deliver high quality state education. We will provide a student – centred learning environment that is ‘Big enough to deliver and small enough to care’.
This year we move into the third year of the 2015 – 2018 Strategic Plan. We will continue to progress in achieving our vision; where students establish themselves in the Global Community and demonstrate Personal and Educational growth within a Creative, Stimulating and Innovative learning environment. Our school values – Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Teamwork, Effort and Empathy with Learning at the Centre, continue to guide our students in achieving our Vision.
Tallangatta Secondary College operates a vertically integrated unit system of curriculum We offer semester and term length units of study in domains of the Australian Curriculum and special programs which target student needs such as Learning Support, Future Directions (Year 10), Advance CFA Youth Crew, sport, school production, instrumental music, camps and many student initiated events and special days. We also offer extensive pathways offerings in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). All students have a managed individual pathway (MIPS) plan that ensures no student leaves school without an alternative pathway to further education, training or employment. In addition to MIPS, each student develops a Career Action Plan (CAP) to support and encourage students to think and reflect more deeply about their career pathway.
The College is committed to a seamless Year 6 – 7 Transition Program which includes peer support, transition camp and cluster school science visits. We are also committed to the local community by working closely with the Tallangatta Health Service and Towong Shire.
The teachers remain committed to reflecting and developing their teaching capabilities and therefore improving student outcomes through Effective Teaching Techniques, Triad peer observations and professional learning teams.
Our reporting framework, Growth Point Average (GPA), is a measure of students’ levels of effort and application to their studies. This reporting framework ensures teachers, families and students work together to promote and monitor positive learning habits and behaviours. In addition to the GPA, each student has an ePortfolio to showcase their learning through assessments that include teacher feedback.
We have a strong Student Leadership Team led by our School Captains Olivia Reid and Rory Tobin and Vice Captains Tristan Mann and Olivia Hodgkin. Student voice is welcomed and valued at our school.
Thank you for visiting the website and please do not hesitate to contact the College if you require any further information.