Erindale College

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Welcome from the Principal

Our Vision

To graduate world-class learners who will succeed in a changing global environment.

To support every student to get to where they want to go!

Our Mission

We foster a culture of high expectations in learning and teaching with strong evidence of student achievement. We enrich our learning community and culture so that people are empowered as learners; leaders; and responsible, healthy citizens. We provide students with a diversity of learning pathways for a contemporary future. We do this in strong partnership with families, community and community agencies, business and industry.

College Values

Erindale College community values:

  • Quality teaching and flexible learning across a comprehensive, contemporary curriculum
  • Excellence in achievement, creativity and independent thinking
  • Respectful relationships
  • Safe, supportive and nurturing social and physical environments
  • Effective networks and constructive and rewarding partnerships
  • A futures-orientation to learning, teaching and community

We provide a wide range of courses to meet your needs. We want to ensure your success. The College Course Guide lists courses for you to pursue pathways leading to university, further education and direct employment. Details are also available on the college website.

We are a member of the Cambridge International Education family of schools. Every year, nearly a million Cambridge learners from 10,000 schools in 160 countries prepare for their future with an international education from Cambridge. Erindale College is the tenth Cambridge International Education School in Australia and is now in partnership with Wanniassa Hills Primary School to provide a P-12 Cambridge pathway. This exciting adventure offers students the chance to engage with a truly global curriculum and assessment regime.

Enrolments in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) with Cambridge are by application and selection for Year 9 students in Semester 2, 2017; and for AS and A Levels for Year 11 students in 2018.

The college has an Academy structure in which curriculum and special programs are grouped. By belonging to an Academy, students have the benefit of receiving support and advice from teachers who have an expert professional understanding of the curriculum for your particular area of interest. This approach allows you to specialise in preparation for your future.

College Link is based within Academies and is an advisory course for all students. Link teachers mentor, counsel and coach students towards success. Attendance is checked and followed-up by Link teachers. Academic programs are monitored and managed in consultation between students, parents and the Link teacher. In Year 12, pathway planning with a well-rounded preparation for the transition beyond Erindale College is a significant part of the program.

The incredibly successful Talented Sports Program (TSP) is a feature of the Erindale Sports Academy. TSP encourages students to develop their sporting ability in selected squads with specialised coaching staff while providing a supportive and structured environment in which to maximise their academic potential. Talented sports students in Year 10 can apply for this program to complete a fulltime Year 10 education package in a college setting. The SUMMIT program is a specialist program in Mathematics and Science for talented Year 10 students, with a fulltime curriculum that challenges these young people in these disciplines.

Our pathways now also include a Talented Dance Program (TDP) within the Creative and Performing Arts Academy. Based upon the fundamentals of the TSP, this program allows students to develop their individual dance talents and participate in challenging group performances.

Erindale College leads exciting initiatives within the Tuggeranong Network of Schools. The Tuggeranong Sustainable Living Trades Training Centre allows students access to Certificate III pathways in Building Construction, Automotive, Hospitality and Horticulture as well as other vocational learning.

Erindale College is unique in the ACT in that it is part of the larger Erindale Education and Recreation Complex. This complex provides students with access to a modern 450-seat theatre in which high quality productions are presented. The facilities in the Active Leisure Centre include a 25-metre swimming pool and fully equipped gym. The Erindale Library, with its very extensive collection, is open during the day and evening all year round.

We welcome students to our college and we look forward to helping all celebrate success.

Michael Hall – Principal

Courses Offered for 2018

  • Automotive Technology (A)
  • Biology (T)
  • Business (T/A)
  • Business Administration (A/V)
  • Cambridge International Education International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
    • English Literature
    • Mathematics
    • Combined Science & Coordinated Sciences (Double)
    • Global Perspectives
    • Cambridge Advanced (AS & A Levels)
      • Literature
      • Maths
      • Global Perspectives & Research
      • Biology
      • Chemistry
      • Physics
  • Chemistry (T)
  • Chinese (T) Beginning, Continuing and Advanced
  • Design Technology and Graphics (T/A)
  • Dance (T/A)
  • Drama (T/A)
  • Earth Science (T)
  • Electronics and Mechatronics (T/A)
  • English
    • Essential English (A)
    • English (T)
    • English Year 10
    • ESL (T/A)
  • Exercise Science (T)
  • Food for Life (A)
  • French (T) Beginning & Continuing
  • Furniture Construction (A/V)
  • General Science (A)
  • Global Studies (T)
  • History (T/A)
  • History Year 10
  • Hospitality (C)
  • Information Technology (T/A)
  • Legal Studies (T/A)
  • Literature (T)
  • Mathematics:
    • Essential Mathematics (A)
    • Mathematical Applications (T)
    • Mathematical Methods (T)
    • Mathematics Year 10
    • Specialist Mathematics (T)
  • Media (T/A)
  • Metal Technology (A)
  • Music (T/A)
  • Music Industry (C)
  • Outdoor Education (A)
  • Photography (T/A)
  • Physical Education (A)
  • Physics (T)
  • Psychology (T/A)
  • Social and Community Work (A/V)
  • Sociology (T)
  • Sport, Recreation and Leadership (A/V)
  • Sports Development (A)
  • Sports Science (A)
  • Textiles and Fashion (T/A)
  • Tourism and Event Management (A/V)
  • Towards Contemporary Music (A)
  • Visual Art (T/A)

Contact Erindale College

Erindale College

Address: McBryde Crescent
Wanniassa ACT 2903
Postal: PO Box 332
Erindale Centre ACT 2903
Phone: (02) 61422977
Fax: (02) 61422960
Web: www.erindalec.act.edu.au
Email: info@erindalec.act.edu.au