May 2021

Month

Since joining the team in 2019, Adam White, The Academy’s Head of Student Journey, has helped welcome and support dozens of new students and their families into The Academy community. We sat down with Adam to find out what is involved in The Academy student journey. The Academy: Hi Adam. How’s 2021 at The Academy...
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Recovery plays one of the most important roles in an athlete’s overall improvement and performance in sports. At The Academy, we use the financial analogy about “savings and spending” to help our students understand the influence recovery and rest days have on the bigger picture: their gameday performances. Every human body has a total physical...
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The Academy Wangaratta opened at its official campus last month at the HP Barr Reserve. The location is a major sporting hub for Wangaratta with two ovals and the Wangaratta Sports & Aquatic Centre located in the same precinct. The open plan classroom was designed with an interactive and collaborative learning experience at its core....
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Students in a classroom
Two of the most common questions we hear at The Academy are “what is VCAL?” and “can my son still get into uni after The Academy?” – let’s explore the answers here. Firstly, let’s get a better understanding of VCAL. VCAL stands for the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning. Its approach to learning is designed...
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The Academy Experience Days are held during the school holiday break at our three campuses. The day is designed around the “perfect school day” aimed towards Year 9 and 10 students who are interested in attending The Academy in the future. Students get a hands-on experience of the High-Performance Program which includes football skills and...
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After jumping at the opportunity to be in the first cohort of The Academy’s Wangaratta campus, Year 11 student, Brayden George, sat down with The Academy to talk about his experiences so far. The Academy: Hi Brayden. How are you? How’s life in Wangaratta? Brayden: G’day! I’m good, thank you. Living in Wangaratta has been...
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The Academy is a school like no other in the region. It’s on a mission to keep passionate footballers engaged in a school while fostering a high performance mindset. Former AFL star Alex Rance co-founded The Academy five years ago, offering male students in year 11 and 12 the opportunity to undertake VCAL in an...
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