At Killester, we believe it is important to understand how a child experiences primary school, so that we may plan for a successful transition into secondary school.
There are strong links with many local primary schools including a shared understanding regarding curriculum, the needs of adolescents, cross-age curriculum activities and shared resources. Our transition program is extensive and well developed. It underpins our Year 7 and Year 8 curriculum programs.
In the Breadth stage, students will have the opportunity to engage with the full structure of the Victorian Curriculum. Killester College will provide:
(a) A structured teaching and learning program in English, Mathematics and Science at each year level
(b) Substantial attention to Health and Physical Education
(c) A Languages program
(d) A Humanities program that includes in each two-year band of schooling History, Geography and Civics and Citizenship and, from Year 5, Economics and Business
(e) An Arts program that in Years 3–4 includes all five Arts disciplines and at Years 5–6 and 7–8 consists of at least two Arts disciplines, one from the Performing Arts and one from the Visual Arts
(f) A Technologies program that includes in each two-year band of schooling both Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies
(g) A learning program that includes in each two-year band of schooling each of the capabilities:
Critical and Creative Thinking
Personal and Social Capability.