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If you’re a student, start here

Read on for
everything you need
to get ahead at PSC.

Get more out of
school life by
getting involved!

Read on for
everything you need
to get ahead at PSC.

Get more out of
school life by
getting involved!

Read on for
everything you need
to get ahead at PSC.

Get more out of
school life by
getting involved!

Get the basics under your belt

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Bell times

  • Locker Bell 8.52am
  • Period 1 9.00am
  • Recess 10.15am
  • Period 2 10.50am
  • Period 3 12.10pm
  • Lunch 1.25pm
  • Period 4 2.00pm
  • End of day 3.15pm
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Uniform

All students wear full uniform to reinforce our College values, promote a sense of belonging and create equality between us all. To view uniform information, click here.

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Transportation

Please walk or ride to school where possible. The College is a 20 minute walk from the railway station and several bus routes are nearby. If you live outside Pakenham, you may be eligible to access the school bus network. Further details are available from the College’s Bus Coordinator.

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Downloads

We’ve put all the details, documents and downloads in one place. Click here to see the full list, including health and conduct policies and medical procedures.

Beyond the classroom

Pakenham Secondary College has a tradition of popular and engaging co-curricular activities. They are a great way to meet new people and get more out of your school life.

Want to spend more time working on your painting and drawing skills? Then why not join us in Art Club!

Art Club is held every Wednesday at lunchtime in room B16.

Chess is a fun and stimulating game.

Formed in 2012, the PSC Chess Club has been very successful, with teams often qualifying for the State Chess Finals. The club organises tournaments for PSC students to prepare them for competitions.

Run by coaches Mr De Lima and Mr Ampongan, beginner students and teachers are welcome to join the club. Training is held in D1 at recess and Year 7 Centre at lunchtimes every Monday to Friday.

If you loved the movie Pitch Perfect, you’ll love to join in the fun with the newly formed College choir. Singing contemporary and classic songs, it happens in the Music room every Monday at lunchtime and Thursdays at Recess.

Come along and play giant Jenga and many other fun games. Wednesdays at lunchtime in the 4-square area.

Need help with Homework?
Get it all done with help from teachers.
Homework Club: In the library every Thursday after school until 4:30pm.

Keen to learn music?
Voice | Piano | Guitar | Bass | Drums.
Sign up for Instrumental music lessons today.
For more info come and talk to Mr Doyle, Mr Czempinski or Mrs Tam.

Do you want to learn how to build a computer?
What about building smart systems with microprocessors?
Join Science Club.
It happens every Thursday at lunchtimes in the blue shed behind B Building.

Are you ready to lead?

The College has many ways to help you develop your leadership skills, from taking a role on a sports or co-curricular team to being a member of the student leadership group. Why not put your hand up and get involved?

Abigail Nimmo and Mia Biggs 2017 School Captains

From day one, back in Year 7, up until our final days, Pakenham Secondary College presented us with every opportunity possible to allow us to follow our dreams and pursue our future careers. They equipped us with the tools and life skills we needed to face life after school. Our time there will be one that is cherished and remembered throughout our lives and the teachers and staff that put in countless hours of effort will never be forgotten.

Abigail Nimmo and Mia Biggs, 2017 School Captains

 

The right way to do things

At our school, everyone has the right to enjoy an environment that is safe, supportive and inclusive.

So we expect you – and every other student – to act as responsible member of the school, showing care for the welfare of other people and their property.

You can read all about your rights and responsibilities in the student Code of Conduct. It lays out our expectations and sets down the consequences of getting things wrong. The purpose of these rules is to make sure the College can keep a workable teaching and learning environment.

And don’t forget, the College has many people to talk to if things aren’t going well. The wellbeing team includes youth workers, a chaplain, the school nurse and an educational psychologist.

The bottom line is – everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. Please play your part in continuing to have Pakenham Secondary College a happy place to learn.

Learning at PSC

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Years 7-10

The College’s years 7-10 curriculum is based on the eight key learning areas – English, Maths, Science, Humanities, L.O.T.E. (French), Arts, Technology and Health & Phys Ed.

For those of you in Years 7 and 8, all eight key learning areas are core subjects. In years 9 and 10, English, Maths, Science, Humanities and Health & Phys Ed are core subjects, with the addition of electives in Arts, Technology, L.O.T.E. and Health & Phys Ed.

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Years 11-12

At the senior level you can access three certificates – the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), the traditional Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and a modern version of VCAL, which allows you to do VCE subjects as part of the programme.

As well as the core curriculum, you can get involved in co-curricular activities. These include debating, chess, music, inter-school sport, refereeing sport at local primary schools, assisting at local nursing homes and Student Leadership Council.

Your curriculum in detail

For details of each unit of work, recommended resources, worksheets, assessment items and rubrics, download a subject description here.

Year 7 Information and Curriculum

Resource list now available at Campion Education. Click the logo to access list.

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Year 8 English
Year 8 Mathematics
Year 8 Science
Year 8 Humanities
Year 8 Health & PE
Year 8 Art
Year 8 Technology
Year 8 LOTE

Resource list now available at Campion Education. Click the logo to access list.

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Year 9 Information and Curriculum

Resource list now available at Campion Education. Click the logo to access list.

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Year 10 Information and Curriculum

Resource list now available at Campion Education. Click the logo to access list.

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