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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 Tuesday and Thursday at lunchtime.

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.

The Writers’ Club gives keen writers and authors the chance to sharpen their writing skills, share ideas and give and receive feedback about their writing.

One of the aims of the club is to encourage students to submit entries to various local, state and national writing competitions and the annual school magazine, Malonga.

We meet every Wednesday at lunchtime in B6 and students from every year level are most welcome.

Pakenham Secondary College runs division sport days for students in Years 7 to 12 through the year.

We compete in the Casey North Division against schools such as Lakeside Lutheran, Berwick, Gleneagles, Nossal, Kambrya, Hallam, Fountain Gate, Timbara and Doveton.

We offer a number of sports for both girls and boys including Cricket, Volleyball, Tennis, Baseball, AFL, Netball, Soccer, Badminton, Table Tennis, Hockey and Basketball.

The College runs whole school sport carnivals for athletics and swimming. Cross Country is run in our PE classes. The winners from these carnivals progress through to the next stages.

All students are encouraged to get involved!

Students requiring additional support with foundation English literacy skills (spelling, grammar and writing) have the opportunity to attend a weekly literacy support session on most Thursday afternoons of each school term. On completion of a parental permission slip, students can attend this session that runs between 3.20-4.00pm in B12. In addition, Pakenham Secondary College and Distance Education LOTE students can access support, with parental permission, with their language studies during this session.

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?

“Pakenham Secondary College not only gave us a quality education but taught us valuable life lessons. Being on time, organisation, independence and more. I thank the effort that the teachers put into their classes and the peers that helped make the last six years the best years of my life. We will miss being part of the school community.”

jamie-brady-small  Jamie Brady, 2016 school captain

“We are grateful to the teachers and the staff, the ones who have guided us through the schooling journey, the ones who have welcomed us with open arms when we were just Year 7’s.  They’ve had an impact on our lives more significant than we could ever comprehend and the opportunities presented positioned us for our future in the best possible way.”

brady-healy-small  Brady Healy, 2016 school captain

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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