Our strong relationships with many community, industry and educational organisations is fundamental to our ability to provide our students with rich, real world learning experiences and a broad range of career and pathway options.
Our award winning Broadening Horizons initiative is a prime example of community involvement, with support from Regional Development Victoria, Department of Primary Industry, Department of Health and Human Services, Wellington Shire, and a number of local businesses. Over an eight week program, Year 8 students engage in a self-directed science enquiry, which is supported by expert mentors from these organisations. Mentors work with students directly in the classroom, and in turn students have the opportunity to visit the mentors’ respective organisations.
Australia Post are a key partner as we continue to lift the career awareness and aspirations of our students. Through a semester long program select Year 10 students engage with Melbourne based Australia Post personnel on a range of problem solving and innovation based activities. The mentors regularly visit Maffra Secondary College to work directly with our students, and our students have opportunity to visit corporate offices in Bourke St, Melbourne, and parcel distribution centers around the state.
While Maffra Secondary College work closely with all major universities to afford our students the best pathway option for them, our partnership with Federation University is something we are particularly proud of. Through this partnership we are able to work with Federation University to give all of our interested students the very best chance of reaching university. In addition, we’re able to offer the first year the Bachelor of Arts degree right here at Maffra Secondary College…a remarkable resource which adds to our local community, the “BA@Maffra”.
There are countless other partnerships that make our school such an exciting, diverse and unique place to learn. From local primary schools, sporting clubs, communities houses, small and large business, we have worked hard to build these important relationships to ensure our students can truly be more than they imagine.