Senior School

Intensive Learning Program 2019

Students at Victor Harbor High School will be involved in a new education initiative over the semester change in Term 2. During week 8 and 9 (17 to 28 June 2019), students in year 8 – 11 will participate in an intensive learning program that replaces their usual learning program. We look forward to working with the students over this exciting new approach in their education journey.

Year 10 Personal Learning Plan (PLP)

The delivery of PLP for Year 10 students has altered for 2019, from a scheduled lesson in Semester 2 to an intensively delivered two-week program. This change enabled students to choose an extra choice subject allowing greater exposure to curriculum offerings.

Within the PLP two-week intensive students will participate in range of learning experiences and produce evidence for this compulsory SACE requirement. Students will be expected to complete all requirements of the course within the two weeks.

Year 11 Research Project (RP)

The Research Project is the first opportunity many students will have to engage in assessment at a SACE Stage 2 level. To support this, VHHS will be providing the time for students to work on their first assessment task, the ten-page folio. This will follow on from the learning students have undertaken in the Semester 1 subject Individual Personal Project (IPP).

Students will be supported to develop and refine their Research Project question and then work through the research and key findings to complete their folio to a draft level by the end of the two weeks. We believe that this intensive program and targeted support will help students balance their study commitments for their second semester subjects.

Year 12 students will continue classes as per their timetable

Mr Phil Boyle: Stage 1 Subschool Leader

Ms Jody Peterson: Stage 1 Subschool Leader

Mr Paul Loughhead: Stage 2 Subschool Leader

Our Senior School (Years 10-12) is characterized by individualized Pathway counselling and personalized learning. In 2011 a $7 million Senior School and Resource Centre and new Langauge and Science Labs were completed.

Year 10 and 11 are vertically grouped according to student choice of one of the seven vocational pathways offered. These pathways include: University (Arts); University (Maths/Science); Retail, Tourism and Hospitality; Multimedia; Community Recreation; Community Services (Child Care and Nursing), and Furniture Construction.

Senior School students are able to access subjects according to their readiness rather than in terms of their chronological year. This individual readiness can vary across subjects so that a student may be ahead of their peer group in one area while remaining with that group for other subjects.

Senior School students can also choose from an extensive range of subjects including Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Community Studies options to achieve the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). See the School’s website for more curriculum information.

Schools on the Fleurieu Peninsula (Public & Private) work together to offer quality vocational training programs for students. Each school specialises in a program and the program is offered at the host school each Wednesday. Programs are offered in Polymer processing, Furnishing, Building & Construction, Hospitality, Community Services, Automotive and Broadcasting. Visit for more information.

SACE Readiness Program

For clarification of the Stage 2 SACE Readiness Program please contact Mr Simon Harris - Engagement & Retention Senior Leader, on 8551 1900, or email

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