Along with new buildings and top notch facilities, we have developed a new curriculum to ensure children are engaged and excited by learning. We build on their previous learning through a targeted curriculum and aim to help them stay on to successfully complete Year 12.
Our dedicated teachers and support staff work hard to nurture students to reach their potential. At Hume Central we believe strong teacher and student relationships are critical to students achieving all they can. To build the relationships, teachers and students study within Learning Communities where they work together closely on projects and programs and staff get to know the students well.
Learning communities Our new facilities are shaped by the way we teach and have been specifically designed to combine best practice teaching and learning with the most up-to-date building designs. The new building designs create flexible learning spaces that enable us to operate as learning communities. All year levels are broken down into learning communities with approximately fifty students with two to three teachers in each community.
Each learning community is managed by a team leader with the support of a core teaching team that is responsible for the learning within each community. The team leader uses student data to make decisions about how best to group students to maximise each student’s learning and what teaching strategies to use.
Teachers get to know each student in their learning community and spend time monitoring their progress against very clear pre-determined standards. Depending on the level the student is achieving, the teacher then decides how best to support the student to take next steps to reach the next level or how to intervene if the student is not reaching the desired level. Learning spaces and activities are flexible within learning communities and can be adjusted to best meet student needs.