Our vision is to ensure our students are lifelong learners with a strong sense of individuality, responsibility and community. Woodvale staff engage with this vision through our commitment to working together with our College community. We provide an innovative and caring learning environment where each student is able to grow. The comprehensiveness of the school's curriculum reflects the wishes and career aspirations of the community.
Regularly 45% of Year 12 students study at university entrance level, while the remaining students engage in Certificate courses and/ or a General pathway. The College has a tradition of outstanding achievement in VET in particular. Analysis of data collected across multiple domains indicates that the College is an 'excellent' school which has earnt the respect of the community for the quality of the education it offers.
The College enjoys the expertise of highly trained staff who provide a safe, inclusive learning environment which is specifically focused on the individual student. College staff share the belief that each and every student can achieve their best through the support that is available to them. This is enshrined in the College motto of Pursuing Excellence and in the mission statement: Woodvale empowers, challenges and supports their students.
The College is also recognised for the many opportunities it provides students - ranging from specialist programs, co-curricular experiences, academic extension, engagement in sporting or arts programs and various leadership opportunities. Along with excellence in teaching, the opportunities available to Woodvale students ensures a low student transience rate.
Since its inception, the College has prided itself on its superior ICT focus, currently maintaining a one-to-one program that is the envy of many schools. This allows for uninterrupted delivery of teaching and learning online. The readiness of the College to deliver many curricula online was amply demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic when our infrastructure and preparation resulted in a seamless transition to learning from home.
Enrolment is consistently around 1400-1500 students across Years 7 to 12. The average cohort size is approximately 250. At the time of its establishment in 1985, Woodvale competed with very few schools for students, now it is surrounded by 18 schools (both public and private) within a nine km radius. As a result of data collected during school tours, conversations with families and the wide choice parents have, we know that families often actively research the best school for their children before moving into an area. We respond to this information by regularly reviewing our practices to ensure we offer the finest programs that cater to our community's needs. Areas strongly assessed are teaching practices, curriculum offerings, co-curricular opportunities, pastoral care and facilities.
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