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 1903, 154 teaching staff, 75 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 maintains a federally funded Technical Trade Centre focussing on Electrotechnology, Hospitality and Automotive Studies. Over the past five years Copperfield played a significant role in Numeracy Improvement in the South Western Victorian Region. Numeracy and Literacy remain a focus for all teachers, with particular emphasis on improving student writing across the curriculum.
The College has greatly emphasised the importance of a robust co-curricular and student leadership program, including Environmental leadership, resulting in numerous awards and the provision of grants. There are currently 20 international students and the College is making a concerted effort to increase these numbers. English as an Addition Language (EAL) is taught at all campuses and there are a growing number of students taking up a language other than English (LOTE) in post-compulsory years.
Copperfield frequently outperforms expectations determined by the College SFOE, supported by comparison with like schools. This results in visits from schools all over Australia who wish to know more about our improvement, including the processes and structures put in place to achieve this. Former ‘National Partnership’ funding, as well and funding due to our level of disadvantage, have been used in building the capacity 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 in addition to our local 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 (UMNoS).
Click here to read the 2016 Annual Report to the School Community