Co-Education

Roma Mitchell Secondary College (RMSC) has been established to ensure the very best quality education for all students.

We embrace the importance of co-education across all levels of education. Both boys and girls at RMSC have an opportunity to grow and develop through their co-educational experience. At RMSC we structure our learning environment to ensure that students get the most out of their education and are well prepared for transition from middle years (years 8 to 10) to senior years (years 11 to 12).

Boys Program

Explore – Discover – Create

What research says about boy’s single gender learning. . . A large study by The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) found boys educated in a single-sex classroom scored on average 15 to 22 percentile ranks higher than boys in coeducational settings, concluding single-sex schools are better equipped ‘to accommodate the large differences in cognitive, social and development growth rates of boys’ (ACER, 2001).

What we offer. . . Our staff understands boys learning. We know boys often learn at their own pace and in different ways, requiring a variety of opportunities and platforms to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in curriculum areas. Our College provides a variety of learning spaces, support programs, and academic pathways to cater to student aspirations.

We also offer many opportunities for children to interact with the same gender to encourage or discourage particular behaviours and by creating norms that guide children’s behaviour.

The majority of learning will take place in a co-educational setting as boys and girls learning together enables them to work cooperatively in environments not dissimilar to their future workplaces.

We all want our children to be happy, and a great school experience plays a significant role in that happiness.

Transition to High School through Middle Schooling

To support year 8 and 9 students to be successful and happy in their transition to High School we have a middle school structure that minimises the number of teachers students have in their first two years. The students’ Home Class teacher will also teach them for at least two other subjects. This facilitates more effective communication between teachers and families and establishes strong relationships to support learning.

RMSC is authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB MYP) for all Years 8-10 students in our Girls’ Education and Co-educational campuses.

http://www.ibo.org/

This is a rigorous academic curriculum framework being used in a growing number of public and private schools across Australia and internationally. Our teaching and learning programs are developed with reference to the IB MYP Framework and the Australian curriculum materials.

Students are also given every opportunity to pursue their passions and talents through our extra programs:

Senior Years (Years 10-12)

Students in the Senior School (Years 11-12) study the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

Some students may also choose to study nationally recognised certificates in Vocational Education and Training (VET) at the same time as they complete their SACE.

To view the RMSC Curriculum for 2020 download Roma Mitchell Secondary College Curriculum Handbook 2020.  The 2021 Curriculum Handbook for 2021 is currently in progress and will be published in Term 2, 2020 .

Assessment and Reporting

Student learning will be assessed against the Australian Curriculum.

Our student reports meet the requirements of the State Government plain-language student reports for South Australian public schools. This means that our reports:

  • are provided in writing each semester
  • use plain English that is easy to understand
  • include A – E achievement levels for student learning (linked to our criteria based MYIB Levels 1 – 8 in years 8 to 10)
  • provide a professional assessment of each student’s progress and achievement.

Pastoral care

Pastoral care is central to the total school environment at Roma Mitchell Secondary College and addresses the diverse needs of our school community and their well-being both individually and as a whole.

We have two formal Pastoral Care workers, but our entire teaching team is resolute in their determination to build a sense of community, harmony and cohesion.

We understand our young people often face challenges and our pastoral care is focused on developing confidence, optimism and resilience.