Whilst academic assessments, such as NAPLAN, are viewed as important, this type of testing forms only part of our assessment and feedback process. Rather, we focus on ensuring that each young person has the opportunity to extend beyond their ‘personal best’, as opposed to benchmarking them against others.
Science and technology also form a pivotal role within ELTHAM academics. As such, we’ve built a new social learning area in our refurbished senior science laboratories to encourage innovation and collaboration. In the Middle Years most academic skills are developed within engaging modules such as the science module “Murder under the Microscope” at which our students won the National Championship in 2012.
We have an Arts Culture that promotes school leadership in Media, Multi-Media, Design and Studio Art. Our academic students also get the opportunity to experience real-world learning within our Hospitality Centre.
Public Speaking also forms a part of our academic offering, and each year we host the Carson Trophy Public Speaking Competition for every young person from Year 3 to Year 12. We believe this helps expose young people to the risks of presenting in public and is designed not just to grow their skills, but to grow their confidence and self-esteem.