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“You won’t burn once you learn what it takes to earn it!” Helping students learn practical and applicable life skills is a key pillar of The Academy curriculum, and nowhere is this clearer than in Year 11 Numeracy Money Matters modules. In Year 11 Numeracy, students revisit and reinforce keys concepts and skills regarding calculations...
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The Academy has always been proud of its strong connection with a range of tertiary education providers. These connections offer students opportunities to immerse themselves in a range of hands-on experiences that help them consider their future pathway options. Recently, the Year 12 students from our Essendon and Geelong campus were fortunate enough to come...
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“Equipping students with the tools to live and work safely” One of the foundational areas of study covered at the start of The Academy Program is the unit on Safety. As personal and collective safety in the sport and recreation environment is one the most important areas of concern for professionals working in this industry,...
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“Helping students develop their voice in today’s world” Year 12 students further practice their persuasive writing skills to voice their opinions in a public setting. Students’ Letter to the Editor assessment sees them to utilise different writing techniques (e.g humour, compassion, evidence-based, etc.) and styles (e.g. formal or informal) to draft an opinion piece on...
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“You wouldn’t buy a car without taking it for a test-drive, so why shouldn’t we do the same with our future careers?” Across two years at The Academy, students can expect to complete at least 20 days of self-driven structured work experience with companies and organisations from a range of different industries. Facilitating work experience...
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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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“Students put their best boots forward” Term 2 in year 11 sees students get a taste for life as a professional sporting athlete through working towards their first boot sponsorship. In students’ My Take 1 unit (literacy skills) students are tasked with preparing and submitting an application to their favourite footy boots manufacturer to gain sponsorship for...
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