LEARNING

Mount Carmel College offers a broad and extensive Curriculum from Years 8 to 12 in a supportive environment that challenges and encourages each individual to fulfil their full potential.

At Mount Carmel College, we focus our teaching around the Middle Years (Years 7 -9) and Senior Years (Years 10 – 12).

This gives our students the best chance to develop their learning while maintaining a seamless progression from Year 8 through to the completion of Year 12. The teaching and learning experience based around two schools allows us to tailor the teaching to best suit our students.

Our learning programs are underpinned by an environment that both cares for students and challenges them; to give them the opportunity to achieve personal excellence; where diversity is accepted and their uniqueness is celebrated.

Whatever the aspirations of all students are as they progress through their secondary education, critical, creative, religious and ethical intelligences continue to play an important role in the teaching and learning of each individual subject.

These initiatives support our belief that the two main things in education are:

  • The quality of learning and teaching
  • The quality of relationships between and among students, staff, parents and the school community.

View the College's Curriculum Overview and Curriculum Handbook below.

 Curriculum Overview 2017.pdf

2017 Curriculum Handbook

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The Teaching & Learning program is structured and maintained by the Teaching & Learning Leadership Team comprising the:

  • Deputy Principal (Chair)
  • Key Learning Area Coordinators
  • Director of Administration
  • Transition Pathways Coordinator
  • Learning Enhancement Coordinator

The Teaching & Learning Committee works hard to provide and continue to develop a strong academic focus within the College’s curriculum while offering continuous support for student learning and achievement. This includes:

  • coordinating the development of the curriculum for the College;
  • planning for future curriculum change in response to state and national curriculum initiatives;
  • coordinating and managing the SACE, the Australian Curriclulum and the South Australian Curriculum Standards Agreement (SACSA) within the College;
  • providing ongoing reviews, development and implementation for appropriate Middle and Senior Years curriculum, including Vocational Education;
  • ensuring strong links between the curriculum/learning structures and the pastoral care/wellbeing structures among our students;
  • supporting students at risk and developing alternative personal learning plans for individual students to ensure their ongoing engagement and success within the classroom.