About Hopetoun P-12 College
Hopetoun P-12 College is situated in the well-serviced Southern Mallee township of Hopetoun. The College works diligently to meet the individual needs of all students. Hopetoun P-12 College promotes high expectations, accountability and feedback to produce responsible, respectful and collaborative citizens in an ever-changing society. The core values of respect, responsibility and teamwork underpin all aspects of the College. The College has an enrolment of around 80 students in Years Prep-12. Students are drawn from the communities of Hopetoun, Beulah, Patchewollock, Lascelles and Woomelang. We have highly supportive parents and community. The School Council and Parents’ Club work tirelessly to support the school and to provide the best environment possible to support learning.
Our primary classes are split into two groups, Grades P-2 and Grades 3-6. Hopetoun P-12 College is committed to the Victorian Curriculum across all learning areas, ensuring that students receive a broad-based education. Literacy and Numeracy are high priorities along with student engagement and wellbeing.
The primary classrooms are well resourced. Each classroom is an active, bright and purposeful environment which serves the needs of the students. Along with the home room teachers, each class has an education support staff member to assist with the day-to-day operations of the classrooms. We have a tutoring program in place which ensures the students receive additional support wherever required.
Information technology is used to support the school curriculum and online programs, such as Reading Eggs, Essential Assessment, Wushka and Mathletics are available to the students to help with their learning. To enhance the learning, specialist subjects are provided with expert teachers, including Art, Music, Materials, Science and Physical Education.
The secondary program at Hopetoun P-12 College spans the Years 7-12. The Victorian Curriculum is used in Years 7-10 while the VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) and VM (Vocational Major) courses set by the VCAA are used in Years 11 and 12.
Our Year 7 and 8 students study all Domains ranging from English and Maths through to Health and Physical Education and Technology. Practical subjects such as Art, ICT, Technology and Textiles are covered in Years 7 and 8.
Students from Year 9 and 10 study most of the core Domains, with the Year 10 students deepening their learning in the core subjects. Year 10 students are offered the opportunity to accelerate into a VCE or VET subject.
Our senior secondary program consists of both VCE and Vocational Major programs to ensure that we cater for all students. The school provides a wide range of face-to-face subjects, or via videoconferencing and Virtual School Victoria.
A feature of our College is the focus on the importance of physical exercise as well as the health and wellbeing of all students. Phys Ed and sport are central classes in most areas of the school, and we have excellent wellbeing programs and support personnel across all year levels.