Kurunjang Secondary College Profile:
Kurunjang Secondary College is a stand-alone Years 7 to 12 college with a current population of approximately 830 students.
It is situated in the Western Metropolitan suburb of Melton, Victoria.
The school is in the second year of its Strategic Plan period. The college community is committed to a shared vision of, Learn, Grow, Achieve Together. The focus is on enhancing student outcomes, particularly in the areas of literacy and numeracy. In addition, our plan is to improve results in our VCE student outcomes and increase the participation of students into tertiary, particularly university, education. This plan is informed by our work in Effective Teaching and Learning, Coaching, the use of a consistent teaching schema, called the Effective Learning Framework (E.L.F), and collaboration through a variety of Professional Learning Teams (PLTs).
Kurunjang Secondary College Values are:
Kurunjang Secondary College Vision:
Our vision for the college not only outlines where we hope to see ourselves in the future, but also comprises a declaration of our high-level goals. We have chosen the following statement as our vision at Kurunjang Secondary College: Achieve success for our community through respect, responsibility and collaboration.
Kurunjang Secondary College's Core Purposes:
The College has a whole school literacy program through Years 7 – 9 called the Kurunjang Literacy Program (KLP).
The AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) program has expanded to include Years 7 to 10 AVID Elective, Years 7 and 8 Student Success, as well as a whole school approach to Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organisation, and Reading (W.I.C.O.R).
A range of support programs are in place to ensure that the educational, social, and emotional needs of students are met.
The college is structured into sub schools; vertical teams in Years 7-10 and horizontal teams in the Senior School. Each with a dedicated team comprising of an Assistant Principal, Lead Teacher and Co-Coordinators.
Years 10, 11 & 12 subjects are blocked together giving students the opportunity to accelerate into VCE subjects whilst in Year 10 and Year 11. Kurunjang Secondary College students can access a wide variety of VET subjects through the Western Edge Cluster of Melton schools.
Kurunjang Secondary College is a School Wide Positive Behaviours (S.W.P.B) school with a designated Behaviour Matrix linked to the college values.
The successful applicant needs to demonstrate capacity to continue to develop a united vision and direction for Kurunjang Secondary College relating to building a culture of cooperation, perseverance and high expectations. The college has three assistant principals that work closely with the principal as a highly effective and united team on a whole school improvement strategy.
Kurunjang Secondary College's Child Safety Code of Conduct:
Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment in accordance with their legal obligations including the Child Safe Standards. Kurunjang Secondary College’s Child Safety Code of Conduct is available on the school’s website. All successful candidates will be required to provide documentation outlining suitability to working with children.
This organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including those with a disability. Kurunjang Secondary College also promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal children, and encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples. This organisation promotes the safety and wellbeing of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and encourages applications from people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background.
Applicants are welcome to elaborate on experience they may have working with Aboriginal children and/or communities, children with disabilities and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.
More detailed information about the school, its ethos, programs, strategic plan 2018-2021, vision and values can be found on our website www.kurunjangsc.vic.edu.au