Learning is a lifelong pursuit. The learning environment at NCC is designed to be respectful, inspirational, vibrant and engaging. Our aim is to encourage students to develop a love, passion and curiosity for learning that goes beyond the classroom.
In Years 7 and 8 the curriculum is structured to transition students from primary to secondary level with a focus on emotional, physical, spiritual and academic development. Students are encouraged to think critically, create and engage with a broad curriculum. A range of co-curricular programs, such as a robust Peer Support Program, help to transition Year 7 students into secondary school. Maths continues to be streamed to support and extend students. English classes are gender split to allow for reading material and teaching styles to be tailored to engage the students and build strong literacy skills. Year 8 students also take part in Invictus, a program that explicitly teaches students about wellbeing; about how to recognise their own emotions and how to cope with them, how to find purpose, how to find and maintain resilient relationships.
The comprehensive curriculum at Years 9 and 10 responds to the developmental needs of students through a range of co-curricular activities as well as a varied academic program. Students are able to choose electives in Year 9 which gives them a wider choice in their own education. All Year 9 students also take part in the Challenge Program, which builds on the Year 8 Invictus program and encourages students to discover their potential and the possibility for growth outside their comfort zone.
Our aim is to encourage students to develop a love, passion and curiosity for learning that goes beyond the classroom.
In Year 10, students begin to choose options and pathways for higher levels of study. All students may apply for an early VCE Unit 1 and 2 subject. VCE extension classes in Year 10 are taught by highly qualified and specialised teaching staff who endeavour to stimulate and extend all students. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and learn skills to navigate their way through the inevitable greater workload.