Tallangatta Secondary College is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This is the primary focus of our care and decision making. Tallangatta Secondary College has zero tolerance for child abuse.
As Principal, I would like to welcome everyone to the Tallangatta Secondary College website and the 2018 school year.
Tallangatta Secondary College continues to deliver high quality state education, providing a student – centred learning environment that is ‘Big enough to deliver and small enough to care’.
This year we move into the fourth year of the 2015 – 2018 Strategic Plan. A school review will take place this semester and will allow us to understand our practices and plan for improvement with a focus on the things that matter most to student learning. The school community, including students, staff and parents will be engaged through- out the review process.
Our vision is for all students establish themselves in the Global Community and demonstrate Personal and Educational growth within a Challenging, Stimulating and Innovative learning environment. Our school values – Respect, Empathy, Attitude and Learning (REAL) are our expected behaviours. REAL guides the actions we take and interactions we have. Students, teachers and parents all have a responsibility to actively promote and support the values of the school.
Tallangatta Secondary College operates a vertically integrated unit system of curriculum We offer semester and term length units of study in domains of the Victorian Curriculum and special programs which target student needs such as Learning Support, Work Experience, 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 and two Orientation days in December. We are also committed to the local community by working closely with the Tallangatta Health Service and Towong Shire.
Our teachers remain committed to reflecting and developing their teaching capabilities and therefore improving student outcomes through Effective Teaching Techniques (ETT) and Triad peer observations.
Growth Point Average (GPA) is the reporting framework we use to measure 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 showcases their learning in Student Led Conferences (SLC) which are held each term.
We have a strong Student Leadership Team led by our School Captains Zara Coulston – Williams and Jai Butler and Vice Captains Jackson Ellis, Nikita Nelson and Amy Hulm. 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.