The MCSS high school curriculum aims to provide students with a broad general education, and develop reflective cooperative and independent learners equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to face the 21st century.
A feature of the MCSS curriculum is the capacity to individualise programs to meet students' specific needs and interests. Class levels, Individual Learning Plans, flexible elective programs, mentoring and peer tutoring are some of the means for individual support or enhancement.
This time is about transition from primary school to high school, developing skills as independent learners. All Year 7 and 8 students study a core program in eight learning areas covering English, Mathematics, Science, Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE), PE/Health and Languages.
Our Arts subjects are Dance, Drama, Media, Music and Visual Arts. The objectives of our Arts subjects are to allow students to show their knowledge and understanding, develop new skills, think creatively and respond to their world, to their own art and the art of others. Our specialist Arts teachers promote inquiry based learning where students communicate their ideas in a caring and open-minded environment. All Year 7 students will rotate through the core Arts subjects throughout the year and will then have the opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of their chosen Arts subject/s as they progress through school.
The MCSS RAP (Regional Arts Program) involves students and specialist teachers from our school working with 6 feeder primary schools and our local community. Last year, we had over 100 primary school students participate in the RAP. The RAP culminates in Performing Arts Showcases in Semester 1 and 2, when all students who have participated in the RAP perform and showcase what they have learnt.
There are many extracurricular programs that MCSS students have the opportunity to be involved in: Magellan Dance, band, Dance and Music eisteddfods, Ausdance Youth Dance Festival, Step Into Limelight, One Minute Film Competition, Bandstravaganza, ACT Band Festival, enrichment Arts subjects such as Ceramics and Art Making and Creating, and many more.