Learning

Learning in diversified forms is highly prized by the College community. Underpinning the curriculum offerings from Year 7 to 12 is the major objective of providing a well rounded education immersed in a culture of intellectual rigour and personal excellence.

The Curriculum programs are aligned with the Victorian Essential learning Standards (VELS) at Years 7 to 10, across 3 campuses. At Years 11 to 12, both Victorian school leaving qualifications, VCE and VCAL, are offered to students through a large choice of subjects, so that they can diversify their pathways. 

In addition, from Year 10 onwards, students can also enrol in fully accredited VET programs, both on campus and off site at neighbouring TAFE campuses.  VET units of competence are built into carefully selected courses of study so that students who undertake these courses can benefit from the credit they accumulate towards future courses of study. 

Co-curricular programs include a range of taster programs, short courses, sporting and academic competitions with a particular emphasis on building team skills.

Indigienous Education

The Lavalla Catholic College curriculum integrates an awareness of cultural differences, indigenous history and contemporary issues across a range of disciplines. Relationships with the Gunai Kurnai community are well established. Our Koori students are supported as individuals and have the opportunity to study VCE Recovered Language units through GippsTafe. The College choir has worked closely with local elders to translate traditional Taisé chants into Gunai Kurnai and these now form an integral part of the choir’s performance repertoire.

Differentiated Learning

Staff at Lavalla Catholic College are continuously developing a rich and differentiated curriculum that takes into account different learning styles and ways of assessing student learning.
Classroom activities encourage higher thinking skills and enquiry learning. The College offers a wide range of VCE subjects, on and off campus VET studies, Foundation, Intermediate and Senior VCAL and Applied Learning options at Years 9 and 10.
There is also a Gifted Program at the junior campuses and opportunities for accelerated studies and enrichment in Years 10, 11 and 12. Suitable students can include a university subject as part of their year 12 studies.
Careers education is an important focus with Year 10 students undertaking a Work Experience placement and other senior students undertaking Work Placements as part of their VET and VCAL courses.

School based apprenticeships are also an option for senior students. The College employs a large number of support staff to assist teachers with the needs of individual students.

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