The Victorian Essential Learning Standards seek to prepare students for a world that is complex, rapidly changing, ICT rich, increasingly globalised and demanding in terms of high-order thinking. School libraries are well placed to work with a curriculum such as VELS, which combines subject-based and interdisciplinary content. This year, library staff at St Mary’s Coptic Orthodox College have been closely involved with the introduction of VELS at the school.
The New South Wales Government has launched a new strategy covering students from Year 9 to Year 12, which aims to keep them engaged and interested in learning and to give them more options as they prepare for life after school. The strategy combines a broader range of subject choices, increased careers education down to Year 9 level, extensive use of ICT, and access to advanced courses and expert, university-style lectures.
Subject HeadingsEducational planning
New South Wales (NSW)
Senior secondary education
Transitions in schooling
VET (Vocational Education and Training)