S.T.E.P Overview

A STEP TOWARDS SUCCESS

STEP (Selective Talent Enrichment Program) is designed for intellectually and academically capable students. The program is also intended for students who also have special talents in a range of areas from music to leadership. The program emphasises the importance of collaboration and embraces the social nature of learning.

STEP students at Years 7-9 stay together as a group during their study of the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science. Each subject’s curriculum is accelerated and compacted. Students push into further extension at year 9 to prepare for advanced subjects (and the opportunity for completion of a VCE subject) at year 10. They undertake the balance of their program from a range of units offered by the other Key Learning Areas – Humanities, The Arts, L.O.T.E, Technology and Physical Education and Health. They study the core subjects together as a group and study their other subjects with students from outside the STEP group.

Rosehill Secondary College’s STEP Program seeks to develop students who:

Are knowledgeable in:

  • Literacy, numeracy and science;
  • Deep and interconnected learning;
  • Understanding their approaches to thinking and have an awareness of themselves as learners;
  • Their personal well-being and harmony with the environment.

Are developing: 

  • Skills of independence and ‘good learning behaviours’;
  • As problem-solvers with analytical and reflective minds;
  • Creatively, with imagination and a willingness to explore;
  • The ability to raise challenging and thoughtful questions;
  • An ability to set goals and targets for future self-improvement and development;
  • The ability to manage knowledge, to evaluate data and process ideas;
  • Effective communication skills.

Live with:

  • Generosity and compassion and act selflessly in serving others;
  • An awareness of the responsibility of their privileged education;
  • A commitment to civic responsibility and as members of a global community;
  • Enthusiasm about assuming leadership roles in the community;
  • The aspiration to live harmoniously and empathetically.

Are:

  • Becoming socially at ease with a strong sense of self-esteem and confidence;
  • Aspiring to achieve academic excellence and who have a commitment to personal best in all they do;
  • Developing a strong sense of social justice and a commitment to act;
  • Aware of their role in their local and global communities and who act responsibly and with empathy;
  • Exercising judgement and discernment in matters of morality and ethics.

 

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