TC recognises individuals with unique strengths and skills, passions and ambitions. We are a community that actively celebrates difference, we want to move away from the phrase of 'tolerating' differences. Having said that, we also acknowledge that sometimes we all need to modify our own behaviour and actions in the best interests of others.
Student Support and Development Program - House System
Rather than having year level coordinators, we have a House System as part of our Student Support and Development Program (SSDP). We have 12 houses, with each house having around 100 students made up of students from different ages and there are a large variety of House events to engage students socially throughout the year. This helps to build strong relationships throughout the school. Students in each of their houses are split into 4 groups of around 26 students each, and meet for 45 minutes every day, supported by an adult mentor who will facilitate student led learning and care.
Providing careers guidance is becoming an increasingly complex and specialised field. We are fortunate to have a great team led by Jenny Herbst. TC continues to develop a program as part of the Individualised Learning Plan development process, to ensure that all students have a current and realistic Careers Plan. Regardless of age, any student and their parent may make an individual appointment with Frances if they require further assistance. Particular focus is provided to students and families as they select their final VCE subjects, to ensure that prerequisite subjects are identified and VTAC applications successfully submitted. Many students return to seek assistance from our Careers Team many years after they have finished at TC.
There is a dedicated Careers Page with many useful resources: Templestowe College Careers
as well as a Facebook page with regular updates and events: TC Careers Facebook
All staff are highly committed to ensuring that you succeed and treat you more like a work colleague than just a student. You even get to see who will be teaching your class before the timetable is finalised, and if you really can't work with that person you have the opportunity to change classes.
We want all of our students to have an entrepreneurial mindset! This does not mean that you have to end up running your own business, but that you have the mindset and skills that the new economy will require everyone to have, such as to be able to think adaptively, creatively and be highly resilient.
As part of our Entrepreneurship program we support students to run both for-profit and non-for-profit enterprises in order to develop these skills. These are not just an odd sausage sizzle, but genuine businesses producing products and services designed to meet the needs of real customers and clients.