The Wycheproof P-12 College has adopted a 'levels of schooling' approach; with the classes being structured in 'Early', 'Middle' and 'Later' Years areas. The 'Middle Years' has seen additional re-organisation with Years 6, 7 and 8 working in home-rooms with a smaller number of teachers. Students in Prep - Year 8 undertake an 'Integrated Studies' program in addition to their 'core' studies.
We take great pride in the excellent success of students in the VCE and other post-compulsory educational programs as well as the sporting success of its students. Students are encouraged to realise their full potential and become responsible, co-operative members of the community. Work Experience is provided for senior students and the local LLEN supports the students in the area of 'Managed Individual Pathways' as well assisting the Careers Teacher to provide advice in that area.
It is our aim to provide the students with a wide range of co-curricular opportunities - academic, social and cultural. A comprehensive camps and excursions program exists throughout the College and students are encouraged to be involved in the local community. Public speaking is a feature of the College's co-curricular program. Students are able to participate in a range of sporting programs. These include Cross Country, Athletics and Swimming sports within the College and at Zone and State level, as well as inter-school competition in Basketball, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Netball, Table Tennis and Tennis. No formal LOTE is offered, but students are able to work with a Chinese Assistant Teacher who is based at the College.
Wycheproof P-12 College is part of the North Central cluster of schools. The school accesses the resources of the North Central Trade Training Centre at Charlton to broaden curriculum offerings for Years 9 to 12. Video conferencing and the Distance Education Centre are also used to broaden the curriculum offerings. A number of students undertake a VCAL course that includes work placement for 1 day each week and 2 days of study at the North Central Trade Training College or TAFE College.
The small number of students at the College results in very good staff-student relationships and makes it relatively easy to maintain strong pastoral programs. Small class sizes assist teachers in catering for the individual needs of the students and Form Teachers and Year Level Coordinators are the first points of contact for any concerns about students' academic performance or general well-being. Mentoring and Peer Support programs enhance the already very good relationships that exist amongst the students.
The College is very fortunate to enjoy a large indoor sporting complex and access to other community sporting facilities. Specialist rooms in each Learning Area are complemented by a well-equipped Computer Laboratory and laptops available to all students. Year 12 students enjoy a common room and separate facilities for Careers Advice and Video Conferencing. The College is part of the Leading Schools Fund with plans currently being drawn up for enhancements in three areas of the school to provide state-of-the-art technology facilities to enhance the integration of e-learning across the curriculum and provide additional subject choices to students.
An active Parents and Friends Club contributes substantially to school programs and facilities. The SLT, formed from representatives in Years 5-12, provides strong leadership in social service activities, school projects and student social functions.