Learning at Tyabb and Mt Martha
A complete learning experience
Here at Flinders Tyabb your child will learn from a broad curriculum that has been expertly designed around both the Australian Curriculum and the specific goals of our school. Subjects include English, Maths, Sciences, History, Geography, The Arts, Technologies, Music, Drama, Health, Physical Education, Outdoor Education, and Bible Studies.
We use ‘Understanding by Design’ as our learning framework, so your child’s teachers will plan their learning experience around their individual needs and targets at each stage of their educational journey.
As well as giving your child an excellent academic foundation we want to help them discover their passions and develop their social, physical and leadership skills. That’s why we offer a number of student leadership opportunities and an exceptional range of co-curricular activities, including school camps and our celebrated arts and music programs.
Our chapel program is also a central part of the Christian curriculum, supporting us in our goal to nurture your child as a whole person – body, mind and spirit.
The educational journey
The Flinders Tyabb campus is divided into four sub-schools:
- Kinder@Flinders: 3 and 4 Year old Kindergarten
- Junior School: Prep (Foundation) to Year 6
- Middle School: Years 7 – 9
- Senior School: Years 10 – 12
During your child’s early years in Junior School we want to help them develop a deep love of learning. To achieve this we will immerse them in a fun learning environment that combines observation and play with a strong, well-balanced basic skills program.
As your child progresses through their Primary years we will teach them to consolidate their basic skills in all areas of the curriculum. At Tyabb campus they will also learn the basics of the German language during Years 4 – 6.
Throughout this stage of their education we will encourage your child to ask questions, investigate their world, and apply all that they learn in their everyday life.
By Middle School our focus is on helping your child develop independence and resilience. We strongly promote respect for self and others, and we will urge them to strive for excellence in everything they do. During this period we will help them learn how to solve problems, work cooperatively, think critically and develop their skills of enquiry.
Throughout these years we will encourage your child to get involved in community service and to participate as much possible in the sporting, artistic and cultural activities that are such a valuable part of school life here at Flinders. As a student at Tyabb they will also get to participate in our special agricultural studies program during Years 7 and 9.
We hold a number of competitions and student performances throughout the year, both here at Tyabb and across our three campuses, which always generate a great deal of excitement and House rivalry!
Once your child enters Senior school we will focus on preparing them for VCE success and beyond. We offer a wide range of VCE subjects, and if your child has an interest in vocational study we will help them pursue this by arranging for them study their chosen courses at local TAFE institutes.
Tyabb campus has a Senior Learning Centre, with excellent facilities designed to support your child in their Year 11 and 12 learning, and in their transition to university and work life. They will also give them expert career counselling, to help them make informed choices about their further education and career path.
Online learning and reporting
Throughout their time here at Flinders your child will have anytime, anywhere access to the Flinders online learning management system. ourFlinders, also known as Moodle, allows teachers to share learning resources and materials, set quizzes and assignments, and provide your child with feedback on their work.
Moodle gives your child all the information they need about their courses and homework, as well as access to their reports, notices and timetables. It also lets them submit their assignments electronically, see their results online, and participate in learning activities even when they need to be away from school for any reason.
As parents you will also have access to Moodle, so that you can stay in touch with our learning expectations for your child and communicate directly with their teachers. You will also be able to access your child’s reports at any time of the year, rather than waiting for traditional reports to be posted home.