Entry Level

Transitioning from primary school to secondary school can be daunting. We help smooth the transition with our tailored induction program designed around the Victorian Curriculum. Entry students begin with specific Entry subjects including: Quest, Maths, Greening the Apocalypse and Physical Education. While the school has a vertical classroom structure, Entry students spend the majority of their time together, and have the opportunity to engage in electives after their initial three week program.

Induction

Our Entry induction begins once we have the confirmed enrolments. Our staff contact the families, and invite them to an information evening towards the end of August or early September. In October families are required to come in to complete the forms. In December, all Entry students attend our Orientation Day where they get to know each other over a day of fun packed activities.
Entry students start school on the same day as our Senior Students (and before the majority of our students). They are welcomed to the new school year with a BBQ lunch. We have created a three week program for their start of school, and at the end of this is the camp where the students are encouraged to develop their friendships. We hold a parent information and welcome evening during February for all Entry families; this is a great opportunity for families to get to know each other, and to meet some of the staff and parents from MAC Parents & Friends.

Subjects

Quest is a unique program that integrates English and Humanities. The subject explicitly teaches the four capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Behaviour, Interpersonal Skills, and Intercultural Understanding. Greening the Apocalypse is the science component that focuses on sustainability and understanding the human impact on the world. The other subjects, Math and Physical Education, are planned for young curious minds. Entry students stay with their peers for these subjects unless a specific need is identified.

Celebrations

At the end of each semester, Entry students take part in a learning exhibition. The students showcase their end-of-semester project, which brings together the learning from their core subjects for that semester. It is a fun night for the students, and the families. Entry students are also encouraged to participate in the many activities throughout the school.

2019 Booklists 

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Download your 2019 booklist from the list below, pick up a hardcopy of the booklist from the Heads of House office, or order online at www.campion.com.au using the code: 9BDS

Place your order (online or using the form) BEFORE Friday 14 December to have the books in time for the start of school. You may opt to pick up your books from the school on Tuesday 22 January, or have them delivered to your address. Orders will be delivered during the fortnight ending 18 January. 

You can also take booklist to the Retail Service Centre in Pascoe Vale and pick up the books at your convenience. Please note they can become very busy and stock availability cannot always be guaranteed. Details about the service centre are on the form.

If you do not order your books in time, there may be a delay in receiving them. 

Languages

Mount Alexander College offers three languages on site: Chinese, Italian and Japanese for all year levels. Students can also study other languages, supported by the school, through Distance Education or the Victorian School of Languages.

Each year all students also have an opportunity to participate in an international tour. The tours alternate year to year from China to Italy.

Contact the school if you would like to find out more about the language program, or overseas tours.