Learning Innovation

Learning Enrichment, Enhancement and Extension

At Avila College we are proud to welcome students of all abilities to the School. Each girl is unique and has many different talents and abilities.

We are fortunate to be able to offer a wide range of individual study choices including VCE, VCAL and VET programs, which cater for the academic as well as the more hands on courses.

Learning support

Teachers work closely with students to determine if they may require extra support with their learning. Personal learning plans identify the areas where special needs students may be provided with extra assistance to gain a full understanding of a subject or topic.

Avila College recognises the importance of extending gifted and talented students to maximise their learning outcomes. Classroom teachers aim to provide a differentiated curriculum for students, often extending, accelerating and enriching the quality of the learning experience for highly able individuals in their classes.

We also offer a range of extracurricular activities in which gifted and talented students from Year 7 through to Year 12 are invited to participate. These activities extend students’ critical, creative and analytical thinking across a range of curriculum areas, and offer opportunities to further develop their skills in higher-order thinking and problem solving.

Competitions such as the Tournament of Minds, which involves students from Years 7 to 10, tests the teams ability to problem solve in four categories including Math’s and Engineering, Language Literature, Social Sciences and Applied Technologies. The Tournament of Minds competition requires creative and critical thinking skills that are applied to a long-term challenge and a spontaneous activity on the day.

The Amazing Spaghetti Machine Competition is for students in Year 10 and they are required to construct a Rube Goldberg machine with at least 12 different energy transfers, using the fundamentals of engineering.