From the Director of Learning & Teaching

Our Learning & Teaching programs at Thomas Carr College provide an environment that offers all students opportunities to stimulate their intellectual curiosity, whilst developing their confidence in making decisions. This is achieved by emphasising that learning is the key to a successful journey through life, equipping our students with the essential skills, attitudes and values appropriate for a lifetime of learning. 

 

 

From a broad-based curriculum in Years 7 and 8, to a comprehensive range of VCE, VET and VCAL courses, Thomas Carr College is committed to providing a range of programs which will support all students in their future endeavours. We offer a range of activities, both academic and co-curricular, which achieve these outcomes. In Year 9, our innovative and unique iD9 program provides a specialised curriculum that includes a 3-week residential country experience at our Good Samaritan Campus, near Colac, as well as an intensive city experience. Communication, Investigation and Personal Development are key learning emphases in the course, while elective subjects are based on the objectives of Challenge and Enrichment.

The co-curricular activities at Thomas Carr College support student interests and offer a wide variety of experiences which enhance the academic offering of the College. Activities include Debating, House Activities, Chess, Drama and Theatrical productions, Musical ensembles and Community and Social Justice Outreach activities.

In sport, the College belongs to the Association of Coeducation Schools (ACS), which provides for a comprehensive weekly sporting competition for all students.

The performing arts is also well promoted and supported by the College. We enjoy state of the art facilities within a new Performing Arts Centre, including a 500-seat auditorium currently under construction, due for completion later in 2017. All students have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument with specialised music teachers. The variety of music ensembles enrich the College with their performances and contribution to the liturgical life of the College.

Mr Stephan le Roux
Director of Learning and Teaching (acting)