Boort District P-12 School is a small rural P12 school located in North-Central Victoria and draws enrolments from a wide geographic area including Quambatook and Pyramid Hill. The Boort District P-12 School has embraced a variety of whole school structures including assemblies, sports days, cultural and social events, and parent-teacher interviews. The school has a number of distinct groupings based on curriculum and social groupings, such as a F-4, F-6, stand alone Year 7 with increased English and Maths time, a vertical 8-10 curriculum and VCE / VET / VCAL structures. The VCE median study score has consistently been at 30 or above. The school provides students with flexible learning spaces, state of the art digital facilities and infrastructure, expansive play areas and a sports stadium with performing arts facilities.
In 2020, Boort District P-12 School has a student enrolment of 221 and a full time teaching and support staff of 28.6. The school offers a wide range of senior programs including VCE, VCAL and VET. The school curriculum program is supplemented by the North Central Trade Training Centre, which provides the majority of the technology and Vocational Education and Training provision for our students. Cooperation with the other North Central Cluster schools (Charlton, Wedderburn, St Arnaud, Wycheproof, Donald, Birchip and Pyramid Hill) in the staffing and funding of the Trade Training Centre, as well as in the sharing of Video Conferencing facilities, enables the College to provide a comprehensive curriculum. 2017 saw the school recognised as a school of “Influence” based on a range of data and the 2019 VCE median study score was ranked 14th in Victoria in the state school system.
Boort District P-12 School continues to build on the outstanding results achieved by past students and the high aspirations that the school community has for its current students, as evidenced by the school motto, “Achieving excellence together”.
The school curriculum is organised on a vertical model for Years 8-12, as students develop learning skills and knowledge through a range of Key Learning Areas, with flexible student access to VCE, VCAL and VET for senior students. The college program is enhanced through its involvement with the North Central Trade Training Centre, network schools and video conferencing / virtual learning opportunities.
Our Foundation to Year 6 curriculum includes sustained Literacy and Numeracy blocks. Students also engage in Integrated Studies units which introduce and develop many of the Victorian Curriculum/Australian Curriulum domains. Specialist areas delivered include Art, Technology, Music, Drama, Sport, Physical Education and ITC. Students in Years F-6 study Indonesian as their LOTE, with French completed by all Year 7-8 students.
This school utilises a range of thinking and learning strategies, augmented by a notebook program, iPads, google drive functions and video conferencing delivery for some VCE subjects.
A Gateways program that links with the CFA and local agriculture / horticulture, and a wide camps and Outdoor Education program, also help to contribute to curriculum options available.
The school sees itself as a place in which students, staff and the wider school community can come together to support each other both educationally and socially, making a better society for all.