Palmerston College aspires to develop strong foundations throughout the secondary middle years to allow students to be global community members who are innovative, creative, independent, adaptable and confident.

Our aim is to provide families with a contemporary, competitive and high quality secondary education, including aligned subject pathways and specialist programs creating seamless academic pathways for students from Year 7 to Year 12.

Students in Year 7 to Year 9 experience a wider range of curricular and extra-curricular programs including diverse subject choices, programs, resources and increased access to specialist teachers to allow opportunities to find out what they might pursue through their Senior studies in Year 10 to Year 12.

Learning

Palmerston College Year 7 – 9 Campus is designed with age and stage appropriate learning areas with innovative and comprehensive flexible learning spaces. Expert and specialised teachers use the Australian Curriculum and wellbeing and specialised programs in a collaborative and respectful learning environment to inspire, motivate and challenge student to achieve personal success for now and into the future.

Leadership

At Palmerston College student leadership plays an important part in College decision making and fostering a learning environment that empowers students and values their voice. All students are encouraged to undertake leadership roles throughout their time at Palmerston College. At our Year 7 – 9 Campus the Student Representative Council (SRC) provides the student body with a voice on the issues that affect and matter most to them.

Students with additional needs

Our Year 7 – 9 Campus provides specialist programs for students of all abilities. Our C4E AIM program offers students with high academic abilities the opportunity to extend and challenge their learning beyond the classroom and develop their higher-order thinking skills and deeper study into areas of choice. Our Pathways Unit supports students with a wide range of specific needs who require additional support with increased opportunity to experience a wide range of educational experiences tailored to their skills, needs and interests. Our Special Education Centre (SEC) is a purpose built centre on the senior secondary campus catering for the needs of students with disabilities from Year 7 to Year 12.

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Palmerston College aspires to develop strong foundations throughout secondary middle years to allow students to be global community members who are innovative, creative, independent, adaptable and confident. The secondary middle years, Year 7 to Year 9, are especially important since they are years of fundamental change during which attitudes to self and others are further established.

Palmerston College primary objective is to provide families with a contemporary, competitive and high quality education service, including continuous learning pathways and specialisation, consistently high expectations and experiences and longer term relationships from Year 7 to Year 12.

Expert and specialised teachers use the Australian Curriculum, Wellbeing and specialised programs in a collaborative and respectful learning environment to inspire, motivate and challenge student to achieve personal success for now and into the future. Our students participate in formal and informal wellbeing programs within their classes providing opportunity to demonstrate and enhance social skills and learning related to appropriate behaviours, valuing others, respectful relationships, team work, problem solving and resilience.

Strong transition partnerships between Palmerston City Schools’ primary campuses are part of connected learning pathways to develop positive relationships with students across the secondary middle and senior campuses providing students, parents and the community with continuity of education from early learning, primary years into Year 7 to Year 12.

At Palmerston College student have the opportunity to adopt leadership roles across the secondary campuses. Leadership plays an important part in school decision making and fostering a learning environment that empowers students and values their voice.

At the Year 7 – 9 Campus, the Student Representative Council (SRC) provides the student body with a voice on the issues that affect and matter most to them. The SRC is made up of small group of students from each year level elected by their peers. The SRC fosters social awareness through the support of community projects, lobbying for changes and college projects on behalf of their peers. The SRC is also represented on the Palmerston College Board/Council.

Student leadership is also encouraged through class representation and Sports House Captains.