Media release: VCE revision day comes to Horsham College - in time for anniversary celebrations

 11 October 2012

VCE students in the Wimmera will take part in a revision day on Sunday (14 October), organised by teaching experts from the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education. The day will be the first of its kind available to local students.

Held at Horsham College, the revision day coincides with the school’s 100th anniversary celebrations. Ararat Community College, Dimboola Memorial Secondary College, Rainbow Secondary College and Murtoa Secondary College are also participating.

Students will receive revision support from Master of Teaching candidates, Teach For Australia associates and expert staff from the University, focusing on English, as well as other priority subjects identified by the schools.

The day is the brainchild of lecturer Helen Kent, who coordinated placements for Master of Teaching candidates with Wimmera schools this year. She noticed that local VCE students didn’t have access to the level of revision support available to city students.

“Revision support is so important for VCE students,” she said. “It not only helps to cement their knowledge, but also builds their confidence and shows them how to deal with stress and anxiety. I’m delighted we’re able to offer this day to local Wimmera students this year.”

Ms Kent is expecting approximately 50 students at the revision day, which she is facilitating with former Ararat Secondary College Assistant Principal, Peter Brennan, who now works with the Master of Teaching program. She says the day will also benefit her Master of Teaching candidates.

“Our Master of Teaching candidates have had a wonderful semester on placement in the Wimmera,” she said. “They have developed a sound understanding of the important role schools play in rural communities, and made some great friends along the way. The study day will be another opportunity to develop their teaching skills and learn from some excellent local teachers – including those from the Teach For Australia program.”