Our purpose is to enable every student to reach their full potential in a culture focussed on learning, teaching, the community and our environment. Our major focus in student learning is underpinned by the construction and documentation of a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum, building the capability of every teacher and providing a safe and secure Professional Learning Community.
Meaningful pathways are provided for all. At the core of our values is that all students can learn. Copperfield College is a multi-campus school with two year 7-10 campuses at Kings Park and Sydenham and a year 11-12 campus at Delahey. We have a student population of 1831, 145 equivalent full time teaching staff, 50 Education Support Staff and 7 Principal Class personnel.
Copperfield is a large provider of VET in Schools and a key member of the Brimbank VET Cluster. The Delahey campus has a Federally funded Technical Trade Centre focussing on Electrotechnology, Hospitality and Automotive Studies. Over the past three years Copperfield played a significant role in Numeracy Improvement in the South Western Victorian Region and received an Ed Award for leadership in this area. Numeracy and Literacy remain a focus for all teachers as well as a new focus on improving student writing across the curriculum.
The college has a genuine focus on the Environmental leadership and this has resulted in numerous awards and grants being received. There are currently 21 International students and the College is making a concerted effort to increase these numbers. They are predominantly Vietnamese and Indian. English as an Addition Language (EAL) is taught at all campuses and there are a growing number of students taking up a LOTE in post compulsory years.
Copperfield has been recognised by several researchers as a school doing well when background characteristics are taken into account. This transpires into visitations from schools all over Australia who wish to know about our improvement. Former ‘National Partnership’ funding and funding due to our level of disadvantage, is used in building the capability of each teacher and to broaden the involvement of teachers working together on the improvement plans outlined within this document.
The College has initiated and established various networks other than our local area DET prescribed network. These are providing impetus and enthusiasm for continued improvement. The networks are linked to our Numeracy work, to VCE Improvement and to our whole school writing focus through the University of Melbourne.
Click here to read the 2014 Annual Report to the School Community