Introducing the Team:
Students in the Middle School are supported by a team of Student Managers and Educational Support staff that can be contacted any time.
The Middle School offers a diverse program to cater for a range of abilities and interests. Student are able to select a wide range of different subjects (elective pathways) Make a hyperlink to , which allows students to start thinking about their future pathways within Fountain Gate Secondary College and beyond. A dedicated Pathways team support students in identifying….strengths, weakness and interests and formulate a pathway for future learning or employment.
We believe school should be an inclusive environment that is safe for all students and staff to achieve their best. This is supported with the Victorian Curriculum and Respectful Relationships program. Students have access to a range of supports to help them achieve their best while at school and in the community. Students have access to Sub-School Mangers to help with academic and social issues at school. Student success is celebrated with awards ceremonies, Student of the Month and attendance awards. In class, teachers recognise student’s hard work with golden tickets and merit certificates. We believe it is important to recognise students for outstanding work, effort and demonstrating positive school values as it increases student confidence, learning outcomes and connectedness to school.
Academic Intervention Program:
At the end of term 1, 2 & 3, the Middle School Managers carefully examine the students’ earning abits.tudents who are below the school’s expectations may receive our Academic Support Program, which will support them in setting goals, getting organised and to take ownership of their studies.
Parents are encouraged to log on to Compass and look at their student’s Learning Habits and progress, to have conversations with their student about the goals that they have set at Conference Day.
Year 9 - all students are able to select two electives of their choice. In Term 3 they participate in m the Melbourne City Experience, providing them the opportunity to experience a range of different activities that Melbourne has to offer. The students on the tour learn independence, navigation skills and timekeeping. The Melbourne City Experience curriculum is project based and students work in a team to analyse social issues that are affecting youth. They will also take part in the Year 9 Futures Program to prepare them for Year 10 and beyond. Students will learn about different career path options and can apply for the PreCAL program.
Year 10 - all students select two electives of their choice. They participate in Work Experience with an employer of their choice; a great opportunity to explore and experience potential career paths they may wish to follow.
Throughout the year they take part in a number of Futures Program events to support them with their future pathway selection.
Fountain Gate Secondary College believes that improving student accountability for attendance, and rate of attendance, is absolutely essential in preparing students for further education, future pathways and employment.
The rationale of the Attendance Policy is to:
- ensure all children of compulsory school age are enrolled in a registered school and attend school every day the school is open for instruction.
- ensure students, staff and parents have a shared understanding of the importance of attending school.
- explain to school staff and parents the key practices and procedures Fountain Gate Secondary College has in place to:
- support, monitor and maintain student attendance.
- record, monitor and follow up student absences.
Fountain Gate Secondary College believes the aim and purpose behind the Junior & Middle School Attendance Policy is to:
- Prepare students for the 90% attendance rate in VCE.
- Prepare students for employment where punctuality and attendance is essential.
- Improve accountability for students to ensure any missed work is completed.
- Assist teachers in the assessment and reporting process.
- Ensure parents/guardians understand and are informed of frequent absences.
All students in the Junior and Middle School are to attend at least 90% of full days, ‘School Approved’ each Semester.
An approved DEPARTMENT absence in Years 7 to 10 can be:
- Camp, excursion or school activity
- Student Free Day – School choice
An approved SCHOOL absence in Years 7 to 10 can be:
- Medical – Medical Certificate or Statutory Declaration required
- Dental appointment – Certificate of attendance required
- Religious/Cultural observances
- Extended Family Holidays - school must be notified two weeks in advance so work can be arranged for absent student