The Discovery Centre is a specialised learning centre that caters specifically for our mainstream Year 9 students. It recognises the need for students to have a place they call 'home'.
The facility is unlike the traditional arrangement of classrooms seen in the rest of the school. It incorporates two common learning areas that accommodate up to 50 students, multi-media and general IT laboratories, science and multi- purpose classrooms, sound engineering studio and outdoor learning areas.
The facility has ICT (computer technology) embedded throughout it to support rich learning tasks that go across traditional learning area boundaries and link to global issues around the world.
Students are encouraged and guided towards becoming managers of their own learning. In particular the five attributes of effective learners, that is, Resilience, Resourcefulness, Responsibility, Reasoning and Reflectivity are actively developed within students.
Year 9 students undertake two camps during the year – a week-long City Camp where students experience aspects of life in Melbourne and report back to their peers, and a four day adventure camp which challenges students to undertake team building and leadership activities.
The Duke of Edinburgh award program is also offered to Year 9 students.
New Academic Scholarships for Entry in Year 9, 2014
Academic Scholarships will be offered to students, entering Year 9 in 2014, of academic potential whose parents value the type of education offered by the College. Brighton Secondary College is committed to offering scholarships to exceptional students who will take advantage of the opportunities presented to them. The number of scholarships offered will vary depending on the quality of the applicants.
Year 9 Academic Scholarships – Exam 25 May 2013
• For students entering Year 9 in 2014.
• Awarded on the basis of the results of the Edutest Examination and subject to an interview.
• Brighton Secondary students and external candidates are eligible.
Scholarships will be awarded to students based on achievement in the examination and interview with the Assistant Principal of the Junior School.
Academic Scholarships carry full remission of scheduled school fees and are conditional upon sound academic progress and actual participation in the extra curricular life of the College.
On lodgment of your on-line application, you will receive an email confirming successful registration. Approximately one week prior to the testing date, you will receive a further email with details of testing day arrangements.
It is expected that candidates will be advised of the outcome of the examination within four weeks of the test date and parents will receive a confidential, individual profile reporting on their child’s performance in each test.
Following receipt of test results, short-listed students will be invited to attend an interview at Brighton Secondary College. At this time, they should bring a copy of their most recent school report, NAPLAN test results and any other support material that may be deemed relevant.
ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ONLY
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday 17 May, 2013.
Any applications received on, or after Saturday, 18 May, 2013, will be charged the registration fee and will incur a late fee - total $230.00.
Final closing date for late applications is Monday, 20 May, 2013
Saturday, 25 May, 2013.