Our Approach to Learning
A new type of school
Charles La Trobe College provides a unique learning experience for students, enabling each individual to achieve both personal and academic success.
The main campus of the college is divided into two sub-schools:
- Primary School – Prep – Year 6
- Secondary School – Years 7 -12
In addition to the main campus, Olympic Village Campus caters for Prep – Year 6 students.
In the Primary School students are nurtured to develop core knowledge and skills in literacy and numeracy. They expand their social skills, gain confidence and make friends in the safe and secure primary school environment. They are supported through a personalised learning approach to develop the foundations required to be successful learners for life.
In the upper primary and secondary school all students are provided with opportunities to devise and use problem solving strategies, creatively explore and build on their knowledge of the world and apply it in hands on learning experiences. They are supported to develop organisational skills and self-confidence.
Student engagement and leadership opportunities are a feature of the Secondary School. High quality curriculum and a range of electives and innovative programs such as the City Centre experience and the World at Work Program prepare our Year 9 and 10 students for further studies in Years 11 and 12.
Each sub-school has a team of dedicated teachers working together in student learning communities to tailor the learning program to the individual needs of their students.
Each student learning community is equipped with the latest technology and teaching resources to support student learning. Students have access to computers from Prep onwards and enjoy a 1:1 netbook and laptop program from Year 4 to VCE.
Our new buildings offer maximum flexibility for tailoring learning experiences within a range of exciting spaces. The student learning communities use these spaces to work in large and small groups, for one to one tuition, working in pairs and independent work.