Corryong College is a P-12 College of 325 students located in the far north-east of Victoria, some 125 kilometres east of Wodonga and within the Shire of Towong. The college has a Junior Campus for Year Prep to 6 students and a Senior Campus for Year 7 to 12 students. It provides a comprehensive program for students from Years P-12, taught by an experienced and professional staff of approximately forty teachers and another 15 support staff. The College has achieved relatively high retention rates and excellent VCE results. The College seeks and enjoys effective contribution from all members of the College and wider community.The College provides a high quality education in a safe and secure environment which values motivation, aspiration and achievement. Students are encouraged to be inquiring, active and independent learners with a view to reaching their full potential.
The curriculum is seen as the means by which our students acquire the skills competencies and qualities to become informed and effective participants in society. It emphasises literacy, numeracy, the ability to work with others, the ability to analyse and assess information, the capacity to adapt to new situations and personal organisation.
Students from Prep to Year 6 are in classes where their teacher provides a comprehensive learning program that incorporates the Domains, English, Maths, Science, Humanities, Arts, Technology, Health and PE. Some of their classes are delivered by specialist teachers. These may include P.E, Art, Library and Health.
At Year 7 and Year 8 all students participate in a core program that covers the Disciplined-based, Interdisciplinary and Physical, Personal and Social Learning areas. At the mid-school (Year 9 and 10) a core program is supplemented by electives, which provides individuals with some choice across the Domains. VCE students have access to a range of studies in Mathematics, Science, Arts, Health/Physical Education, Humanities and Technology. The College actively promotes involvement with other cluster schools to provide a broader choice than would otherwise be available in a small, isolated school. In conjunction with Wodonga College of TAFE, Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are provided. Participation by all students is encouraged in activities such as the national English, LOTE, Mathematics and Science competitions.
Curriculum enhancement activities are many and varied. Students are encouraged to take an active role in extra curricular activities such as sport, debating and performances. Staff make use of local resources and involve their students in the local community and the community in their classes. The opportunities provided by the proximity of national parks and snowfields mean that Outdoor Education features strongly. Instrumental Music classes are available to all students in Years 5-12, many of whom play in the College Band. The Band plays at many community and college functions throughout the year. Drama has become an integral part of the College with a major performance being held every second year. The College has an excellent sports program that features inter-house and interschool competitions. Year 10 students undertake work experience. Student leadership and community service is encouraged. Students are represented or involved in a range of community activities. Student Representative Councils meets regularly at both campuses, with members elected from each Form Group. The two Co-Presidents are elected and take an important leadership role in college affairs. The House Captains and Vice-Captains also have important roles to play. At the Junior Campus Junior Captains are elected from Year 6 students.
Comprehensive written reports on student progress are provided each semester. In addition, parent/teacher/student interview sessions are conducted at the ends of Terms 1 and 3, and interim progress reports provided as necessary. Acknowledgement of student achievement and participation is given high priority in the weekly newsletter, at assemblies and at end of year presentation functions.
Both campuses (senior and junior) of the College are located on spacious, landscaped grounds. At the Senior Campus, there are five main wings plus a sports stadium and a modern library that has computer links to schools. Special features of the College include school-wide computer links, vocational training centre, technical workshops, hospitality centre, several computer labs, outdoor education enterprises, plantations and special purpose rooms for Instrumental Music, Drama and distance education. The Junior Campus has two main wings which includes a library facility and an Art room