“Reading to Learn” is a program developed by Dr David Rose (Professor Sydney University), and used in the Middle School. It focuses on enabling all students to access curriculum through targeted support in the areas of reading and writing, (scaffolding), across a variety of curriculum areas.
The Secondary Literacy Improvement Project (SLIP) promotes the notion of collective responsibility for student learning and focuses on literacy as a key lever for improving learning outcomes across the curriculum. SLIP builds upon the skills and strategies developed in the Middle School through Reading to Learn.
Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh Award program is currently offered to students in Year 10. Nazareth College provides students with the opportunity to fulfill the requirements of the Bronze Award.
This requires the students to undertake a number of activities including Service (Volunteering), Physical Recreation, Skill and an Adventurous Journey. While the program is guided by the Co-ordinator, the award is structured to allow the students to set goals and complete these goals over a period of time. The sense of satisfaction and achievement is one of many reasons why this program is offered.
Participation is entirely voluntary and is structured so that students design their own unique program centred around their interests and passions.
The program is closely linked across a range of curricular and co-curricular activities. These include RND in Year 9, City Experience, VCAL, PE and Health, VCE and VET programs in Outdoor Recreation.
The award endeavours to take students out of their comfort zone and challenge them physically, emotionally and spiritually. Life skills are developed, whilst guided risk-taking, practical skill development, resilience and teamwork provide the student with the skills to enter into adulthood.