The VCD community values learning, respect and relationships with an innovative curriculum that challenges and excites all learners so that they acquire the skills and knowledge to achieve their personal best.
Our Guiding Principles
The College is committed to a bilingual philosophy of teaching through Auslan and English as the second language. It is committed to the development of intellectual, academic and social learning to foster independence and individuality. This is achieved through the framework of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards.
Our Learning Experiences
The school provides experiences in the three strands of: Discipline Based Learning, Physical, Personal and Social Learning and Interdisciplinary Learning. These are also reflected in Individual Learning Programs that are specifically tailored for each student's needs.
Our Parental Involvement
VCD strongly encourages parents/carers to be actively involved in their child's education. A mutually supportive relationship is fostered through parent support group meetings, parent/teacher interviews, regular contact, involvement in both school council and community activites.
Positive interpersonal relationships are developed between students, teachers and parents. A student well being coordinator provides counselling and personal development programs for students. Support services are effectively used to improve student-learning outcomes and facilitate home-school communication links.
Our Transition Programs
Students access transition programs when they arrive at VCD, when they move from Primary to Secondary levels and when they are preparing to leave school via a transition pathway.