Courses, curriculum and special programs at Erindale College have been grouped under a number of umbrella structures called Academies. All students are required to belong to one of the following Academies:
· English & Humanities Academy (EHA)
· Erindale Sports Academy (ESA)
· Languages Academy / Year 10 Program / Cambridge Program
· Mathematics, IT & Science (MITSA)
· Technology & Arts Academy (IAA)
By belonging to an Academy, students have the benefit of receiving support and advice from teachers who have a better understanding of the curriculum for their area of interest or focus. These teachers can assist students to design their study package and make the most of the opportunities available to them at college.
This Academy will adopt an approach which provides opportunities to:
Learn about the world through a wide range of classic and modern books and films
Identify your own areas of interest,
develop team work and communication skills
Develop your analytical and writing skills for a range of careers and future studies
Develop your creativity in both multimedia and writing
Enhance your understanding of the global context through cultural studies and languages
This academy is relevant to students who want to work in fields which require teamwork, written and oral communication skills, a global focus and cultural knowledge. It is relevant for students who seek a career in law, journalism or the industries such as computer games where there is world wide demand for concept work, narrative and dialogue.
(Incorporating the Talented Sports Program-"TSP")
This Academy will adopt an approach which provides for personalised education plans for individuals that aspire to be elite sportspeople with an interest in further study, employment or careers that have a sports or recreation studies foundation.
Students will be placed in this Academy through application for the TSP. Minimal vacancies exist in some sports. Contact Mark Armstrong on 614 22978 if you are seeking a placement.
This Academy will adopt an approach which provides an understanding and awareness of the importance of social, environmental and commercial issues in a global context, with a focus on further study, employment or careers that have an International Studies, global commerce or business focus.
This Academy will adopt an approach which provides a range of different learning experiences to cater for the individual learning styles of students in an IT rich environment. An emphasis will be placed on the relationships between the various subject areas in this Academy and there will be a focus on academic excellence around the core disciplines, further tertiary study, employment or careers that have a technical or scientific foundation.
This Academy will adopt an approach which provides development and excellence through the study of the Arts, which is linked with the Erindale Theatre and other real arts communities, to provide tertiary, accredited and vocational subjects.
The Big Picture inspired Program has been designed to meet the needs of a diverse range of students in both Year 11 and 12.
Big picture schools are committed to the education of 'one student at a time'. The key to achievement in a Big Picture school lies in fostering students individual interests, encouraging their active participation in the learning process, and developing their ability to apply knowledge and skills to real life experience and challenges.