English as an Additional Language (EAL) Program
The EAL program is available to students who are new residents to Australia. Students participate in an EAL subject plus three or four other subjects. Students are provided with additional support in classes and a range of activities to help them feel connected to the College and their studies. As part of this program, students are supported in understanding the differences in the way things work in Australia as well as being provided with links to community health and wellbeing programs.
Young Mums Program
Claremont College runs a program for young mothers and mothers-to-be. This program is a great way to continue your education while meeting new people and having fun. By participating in the Young Mums Program you will be able to complete subjects which contribute to gaining your TCE.
Next Step Program
Claremont College has a strong history in providing high quality learning experiences for students with
high and/or additional needs. Our Integrated Skills Program (ISP) caters specifically for students with a disability. This is a two year program that has been designed around developing essential life skills that will be important for transition to life beyond college. This course includes literacy, numeracy, life skills, cooking and nutrition, computing and sport and recreation.
Our Breakfast Program supports students to have a good start to the day by providing them with the opportunity to share a nutritious breakfast in a supervised environment. This program is free and available to all students. The program operates from 8:15am – 9:00am in the Student Common Room. Toast, cereals, eggs and hot drinks are available.
Student Leadership Group
The Student Leadership Group organises a variety of lunchtime activities such as food events, community forums, assemblies and fundraising activities. They also organise the College end of year dinner. Members of the Student Leadership Group represent the student body at forums and council meetings. Students in this group will:
- Develop skills in meeting procedures
- Experience opportunities in public speaking and managing events
- Develop an understanding of teamwork and participation
- Demonstrate and awareness of youth issues.
Home Group Program
Home Group is compulsory for all students and occurs weekly. The purpose of Home Group is to assist you at college and prepare you for life beyond formal education and training. Your Home Group Teacher provides support and advice in areas such as career planning, study skills, recreational opportunities and using community resources. Activities such as assemblies, guest speakers, whole school events, career expos and health and wellbeing sessions are all core parts of the program.
The Home Group Teacher is a key contact for you at College, providing pastoral care support and maintaining regular contact with parents or guardians. The program is an essential requirement for gaining the TCE. Home Group is a recognised TASC course and will contribute five credit points at level 1 towards your TCE.
The College recommends you balance your academic program with extra-curricular activities. The Enrichment Program offers a rich and extensive selection of activities. Regular offerings such as: Fitness for Girls, Computing, Basketball, Football, Art, Essential Skills (ICT), First Aid, Coffee Making, How to Maintain Your Car and Rock Climbing are popular choices amongst students.
If you are studying a Level 3 or 4 subject at Claremont College you will have the opportunity to participate in weekly tutorials. These sessions provide extension on classroom work, preparation for exams, homework support or revision of exam questions.
Students can drop in to uniHUB (the only one in the south) to get advice and assistance in relation to pathways to university and study support. In addition, uniHUB is also available as a study space to past Claremont College students now studying at the University of Tasmania.
Information about university life, university entry requirements and pathways, and where further study can lead is available from a university staff member who runs the hub. uniHUB also hosts ‘Taster sessions’ to assist students to map out future options, ‘Food 4 Thought’ sessions where students can discuss university life and courses, Expert Drop-in sessions and there is support available for scholarships, accommodation options and study assistance.
UTAS College Programs
The University of Tasmania provides extension programs for college students that offer considerable benefits. In addition to the academic challenge, successful participation in an extension program means credit toward your chosen degree and saving on the costs of studying University units. Information about entry into these programs is available during Term One from College teachers.
Our Careers Room is located in the Library. It offers assistance accessing information about future pathways, career options and occupations. Students can receive help with writing applications and resumes as well as interview practice. The college holds a Careers Expo each year with visiting industry, further education and community providers as well as hosting guest speakers and information sessions across the year.
An exciting new initiative at Claremont College is the Claremont College Academic Pathways Program (CCAP) which is designed to mentor and support students studying Level 3 and 4 subjects. Its goals are to inspire students to aim high, through community engagement and a series of targeted activities, as well as building confidence and strategies for coping with the pressures of academic study. Students are supported to explore a university pathway.
Staffed by experienced teachers representing all the main subject areas of the curriculum, the program will involve regular group meetings and planned experiences. Community excursions and informal social gatherings will build relationship networks while other activities, such as study skills sessions, a guest speaker roster and a tutorial program, will develop skills and help students to expand their future horizons. The CCAP Program works closely with the UTAS uniHUB.
Overseas and Interstate Tours
Since 2011, Claremont College has successfully run a school program for music students to the world-class Los Angeles College of Music. In 2019, the trip extended to include humanities and media students who visited arts and culturally significant sites. Another group visited Cambodia and Singapore where they established a relationship with our Cambodian Friendship School, visited key attractions and experienced life in these countries. In 2020, there are plans to add a ski trip to our touring program. More information will be available at information and enrolment sessions to allow interested students and families to start planning and saving.
Claremont College employs specialist tutors in a variety of music genres, instruments and styles. The tutors work in the classroom, offering tuition, support and guidance. They participate in performances, accompanying rehearsals and assist in choice of repertoire.
Claremont College pas produced many spectacular shows. In 2020 the College is staging School of Rock. Previous musicals include Grease, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Back to the 80s, Dusty – The Original Pop Diva, What’s New Pussycat and All Shook Up. Students wishing to participate in the production are required to enrol in this course. The College Production is a great way for students to develop their skills in acting, dancing, singing, musicianship and technical theatre. It enables students to build confidence, meet new people and experience team work at its best!
How do I know what is happening in the College?
We have a weekly information sheet called Tutor News which is available on the College intranet and is read to students during Tutor Group. Communication screens are located at various places throughout the College, relaying important information to students during the day.
The College Newsletter is published each term and celebrates the achievements of our students. It is also
an important means of communicating information to parents about important College issues and upcoming events. The newsletter is mailed home to parents.
Keep up to date with the Claremont College App. Available for Download from the Apple and Google Play store.
Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ClaremontCollegeTAS