Villanova College aims to provide an engaging and enriching learning experience in the spirit of Catholic and Augustinian traditions, which is specifically suited to the developmental needs of boys in years 7, 8 and 9.
This learning experience encompasses the formal curriculum structured around the nine key learning areas, along with the social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of students through activities and programs within and outside the classroom. Our Curriculum Framework further describes our beliefs, values and aims for each Villanova student.
Key Learning Areas
Health and Physical Education
Based on sound academic research in both education and psychology, our approaches to Middle School learning meet the specific needs of young adolescent males, including:
Identity – addressing identity issues as young men, life-long learners, sons, brothers and Villanovans
Relationships – developing productive and affirming relationships with adults and peers in an environment that respects difference and diversity
Purpose – developing a sense of purpose, seeing benefits in learning, and having a reason to come to school, go to class and fulfil a task
Empowerment – viewing the world critically and acting independently, cooperatively and responsibly, and embracing the freedom to question and to search for meaning
Success – having multiple opportunities to learn valued knowledge and skills, taking up opportunities to use talents and expertise brought to the learning environment, and having any success recognised
Rigour – taking on realistic learning challenges in an environment characterised by high expectations and constructive and honest feedback
Safety – learning in a safe, caring and stimulating environment that actively addresses issues of discrimination and harassment