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    A positive educational experience challenging young people to broaden their horizons.

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    An education model based on the idea that each student has his/her own unique interests, needs and abilities.

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    Small classes, daily one-on-one support and flexible learning environments.

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    Horizons College believes that all young people deserve and benefit from a positive educational experience.

Curriculum

Introduction

The educational model adopted by Horizons College of Learning and Enrichment is based upon the premise that each student has his/her own unique interests, needs and abilities. Small classes, daily one-on-one support and flexible learning environments, provide educators with the capacity to tailor and pace curriculum according to students’ individual needs. Learning is highly personalised, authentic and meaningful.

The curriculum offered supports the tenets of the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians. Our college recognises that student motivation and engagement in the middle years of schooling is critical and that the senior years of schooling should provide students with the high-quality education necessary to complete their secondary school education and make the transition to further education, training or employment.

The curriculum is designed to develop successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens. It has a strong focus on literacy and numeracy skills and will enable students to build social and emotional intelligence, to relate well to others and will foster an understanding of Australian society, citizenship and national values.

The following general capabilities underpin all years of schooling:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Information and communication technology (ICT) capability
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding
  • Intercultural understanding.

The College has a strong focus on experiential activities aligned to the curriculum. Staff consist of registered teachers, as well as qualified social/youth workers who will be able to work with the students helping them to address any barriers they have previously experienced to education.

Resources available to the College include:

  • Computers and internet access
  • Large open teaching/learning area, with smaller group teaching/learning areas
  • Interview room
  • Hospitality kitchen
  • Workshop for industrial design and technology
  • Fully equipped office and staff areas, with separate kitchen facilities
  • Access to local community resources including local facilities for sports/recreational activities
All students are expected to arrive to school at 8:30am to allow them adequate time to commence 8:40am sharp. The school day finishes at 2.40pm Monday to Thursday and at 1.00pm on Friday.
Students begin each day with Enhancing our Journey/Assembly. It is vital that students are present for this short session which focusses on our PRIDE ethos and which includes daily ‘announcements’.
Letters are posted to parents/caregivers at periodic intervals, informing them of any changes, upcoming events etc.

Parents/caregivers are requested to contact the school immediately should any issue arise or they require information. 

Students in the middle school work progressively on subjects such as Mathematics, English, Science, Studies of Society and Environment and Art. Electives offered include: introduction to hospitality / horticulture / business / construction / car detailing, etc.
In years 11 and 12, subject choices may vary from year to year; however the aim is for students to qualify for the Queensland Certificate of Education. Subjects/areas of study are likely to include, as a minimum:
  • Vocational Mathematics
  • English Communication
  • Certificate II in Workplace Practices
  • Certificate II in two or three of the following:
  • Construction
  • Hospitality
  • Visual Art
  • Business
  • Automotive
  • Horticulture
  • Hair Dressing
  • Information, Digital Media and Technology
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