Curriculum vision and philosophy
Marist College recognises the importance of students receiving a comprehensive education, comprising both general and vocational education. We seek to develop the whole child, in the words of St Marcellin Champagnat, ‘to create good Christians and good citizens.’ We pride ourselves on a strong academic, cultural, sporting and spiritual foundation for young people.
The curriculum at Marist College Emerald is structured around the College Curriculum Framework. This document acts as an overview of general and specific curriculum offered within the college. Staff at Marist College are guided in their curriculum development by the College’s Curriculum Vision as follows:
Marist College Emerald aims to graduate students who have the attributes of a lifelong learner. Courses of study aim to foster student recognition and achieving of personal goals through the Marist Charism. The College endeavours to develop student’s employability skills and awareness of responsibility through a relevant and dynamic curriculum.
The curriculum is organised around a ten day cycle with five periods in a day.
Year 7 and 8 students study the six core subjects (English, Mathematics, Science, HASS (Humanities and Social Studies), Religious Education and Health and Physical Education) and alternate between 8 subjects from the Arts and Technology over the two years.
Year 9 and 10 students undertake the six core and two elective subjects on a yearly basis.
It is mandated by Catholic Education that Year 11 and 12 students study an English, Mathematics and a Religion course and our students combine these with a variety of VET, Authority and Authority Registered subjects to study six subjects in total.
The curriculum must follow that set down in the accredited Work Program (WP) for each individual subject. A formal assessment calendar is collated for each year level up for all assessment items for the term and forwarded to students and parents. A separate exam timetable is also co-ordinated for each year level for the end of each term.
The College has an Assessment Policy for both students and staff that apply to all the subjects offered, including plagiarism, moderation and assessment attendance procedures.
Report cards are available to parents at the end of each term; attitudinal reports in Term 1 and 3, comprehensive reports in Terms 2 and 4. While formal Parent/Teacher interviews will be held twice yearly, teachers are encouraged to keep parents fully informed on a student’s progress or lack of it, especially in such matters as repeated failure to complete homework or written assignments. We encourage the use of the College Diary as an appropriate means of communication.
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Postal Address: PO Box 81, Emerald QLD 4720
Phone: 07 4994 9100
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