Senior School

Subsequent stages of construction (Stages 4 and 5) will include learning neighbourhoods for Years 9-12 students and technology, visual arts, science and food technology facilities. 

The main administration area, student lounge/cafeteria,library,170 tiered seat auditorium and food technology facilities are being built during 2010. Senior School enrolments will begin in 2012 with Year 9 students.






The Teaching and Learning program that will be developed for Year 9 students will be based on continuing the development of skills and knowledge through core offerings, along with the opportunity of selecting elective subjects.  An integrated program linking all areas of study will be implemented.

A major part of the program will involve students being supported in building the habits of taking responsibility for directing their own learning through Personal Learning Plans – habits that will last long beyond their school years, aimed at creating responsible citizens who are capable of meeting personal goals and managing their lives with confidence.  During each term students will work through themes such as community, business and employment, the city experience and rural life.



Flexibility and the ability to pursue vocational interests will be the main features of the Year 10 Teaching and Learning program.  Students will continue to develop core literacy skills aimed at fostering their ability to communicate capably, confidently and critically.  Numeracy will also be a focus, with students undertaking relevant and challenging mathematical experiences.  An extensive array of elective offerings, including access to VCE, TAFE and job training programs will also be in place.


All parents/carers and students currently in yr 10. You are on the exciting threshold of making decisions about the next two years of your Senior Secondary Schooling with us at MRC. The decisions you make now will impact on your life beyond MRC so we ask you choose wisely, carefully and consider all your options. 


The Where To Now? 2016 is your one stop shop guide to exploring all the options in and around VCAL, VET, VCE, Apprenticeships/Traineeships and School Based Apprenticeships. This guide is written to assist you in your final journey, your final two years of schooling so please take the time to read all the information, speak with your parents, Advisors, teachers and all the staff in the Pathways office; Ms Knezevic, Ms Davies and Mrs Williams.


Good luck and make great choices as you take a step closer to your future.YEARS 11 AND 12 – THE VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION (VCE)



Mount Ridley College will offer a broad and extensive range of VCE subjects that allows students to access their individual pathways involving further tertiary studies, apprenticeships or employment.  Students interested in taking a more practical approach will be able to take on Vocational Education and Training (VET)1 units, the Victorian Certificate of Applied learning (VCAL)2, or School-based apprenticeships/traineeships (SBA)3.

1.  VET enables students studying their VCE to gain TAFE certificates while still gaining an ENTER score for university.

2.   VCAL is an alternative to the VCE that includes work related experience as well as literacy and numeracy skills.  It is generally a popular option for students planning to do an apprenticeship, traineeship or enter the workforce after school.

3.  SBA’s allow students to start paid industry based learning while still studying at school.

Senior School Handbook 2016