Secondary (Years 7 – 10)

As part of the secondary program here at Jackson School, programs are designed to provide students with the opportunity to be engaged in a variety of different learning experiences such as Performing Arts, Physical Education, Design Technology and Visual Arts.

All teaching and learning programs at Jackson School are proudly based upon the Victorian Curriculum.

  • Literacy: Reading & Viewing, Writing, Speaking & Listening
  • Numeracy: Number & Algebra, Measurement & Geometry, Statistics & Probability
  • Inquiry (Years 7 & 8): Collaborative environment integrating humanities (civics & citizenship, geography, history), science (biological,  chemical, physical and earth & space sciences), digital technologies. These are themed around two bi-annual themes of “Me and Our History” and “Me and Our World”.
  • World of Work (Year 9 & 10): Students work collaboratively in project teams (Production, Finance, Service, Marketing) to run the school cafe. Focusing on employability skills; students learn to run the business and begin to identify interests and strengths for their future pathway. Students work collaboratively in a chosen work experience and focus on areas such as safety within the workplace. From this students attend work experience and identify different signs displayed throughout a workplace and talk about the risks of not following safety. Students also participate in a internal, work-experience Barista and Food Handling Program.
  • Independent Learning: Rights, Resilience and Respectful Relationships (RRRR), eSMART (Cyber Safety, Respect Online, Digital Responsibility), School-wide Positive Behaviour Intervention & Supports (PBIS), Mental Health & Fitness and Family Planning Victoria.
  • Camps – Camp’s provide students with a balance of structure and freedom. Structured activities and daily routines encourage positive practices even outside of the camp. They provide activities and exercises which helps improve problem solving and communication skills. Sports and other physical activities encourage movement and increased learning and independence.
  • Travel Education: Journey planning, getting about, behaving appropriately, staying safe; ongoing assessments including problem solving and worry registers, excursion travel education checklists
  • Excursions / Work Experience: Throughout the year students, engage in a variety of camps and excursions e.g. Swimming Program, Travel Training to local shopping centres such as Watergardens Shopping Centre and Work Experience where in Year 9&10 students volunteer their time in the community.

Students enjoy sports facilities

Students cooking pizza