Year 7 Student Success Program
At Kurunjang Secondary College our student success program ensures all students in year 7 are given a solid foundation in order to meet high expectations and excel in high school and beyond. This program focuses on the key academic skills needed for effective learning (WICOR):
Student will receive one hour of instruction in WICOR strategies each week delivered by teachers trained in the WICOR strategies and supported in home-groups. These strategies will enable students to improve their learning in all subject areas.
WICOR strategies in year 7
The Student Success curriculum in year 7 will focus on the following key areas:
Organisation: students will be supported to maintain an organised binder and planner that ensure they are ready and prepared to learn in all subjects.
Note taking: students will be taught explicit note taking skills in order to effective record, review and summarise their learning.
Collaboration: students will engage in collaborative learning activities that focus on helping each other to learn.
Critical Reading: these strategies will support students to read with purpose and engage with texts more effectively.
Goal setting: Students will be taught how to set effective goals and use these to take responsibility for their own learning.