Principal – Mr Jon Neall
Edenhope College is a place where all students are considered equally valuable to the school community. We subscribe to the philosophy that ‘all students can learn’ and celebrate diversity by recognising the strengths and abilities of each and every one of our students. Here at the College, we work hard to establish meaningful relationships with our students with the aim of being more responsive to their learning needs.
While improving academic achievement is part of every school’s core business, the staff at Edenhope College acknowledge that student excellence can be obtained in many forms. Sporting, creative and technical pursuits are not only reflected within the school’s curriculum planning but are actively encouraged as a means of enabling hands-on learners to experience success. Students are introduced to a diverse range of practical subjects from Foundation level onwards. Agriculture, Woodwork, Metalwork, Automotive, Textiles, Hospitality, Art, and Photography all form part of the school’s robust hands-on program. As such, by the time students reach year 10, most will be able to make an informed decision about their future pathway choice; whether that be through the traditional academic pathway of VCE or the practical pathway of VCAL.
Accordingly, Edenhope College is proud to be an inclusive school. Our focus for 2017 has been in teaching each student at their individual point of learning, measuring and celebrating learning growth and in considering the various circumstances, both physical and mental, that each child operates within as much as we can. In order to achieve this aim, the College has recently introduced an Academic Extension Program for academically able students in Years 8 and 9 and has begun to implement individualised learning programs throughout all year levels where necessary.
Our staff actively seek feedback on their efforts. Students are able to provide such feedback through the Pivot survey, designed to allow students to provide feedback to their teachers regarding their instructional classroom practice. Furthermore, a strong level of student voice exists through the Student Representative Council (SRC) and the Student Voice Leadership (SVL) team. These forums enable students to not only help our staff identify areas for further development, but also enables students to have a real say about what happens in the classroom.
At Edenhope College, students matter.