Cobden Technical School is committed to a holistic approach to education that focuses on both academic and personal development. Research suggests that a well-designed House system generates stronger student relationships with peers and teachers, greater extra curricula participation, academic performance and a sense of community.
We have implemented a House system as one of our strategies for creating a safe and secure learning environment. The House program contains three smaller communities:
- Tandarook Red
- Glenfyne Gold
- Shenfield Blue
Each House is further broken down into four Mentor Groups. Each Mentor Group will have approximately 16 – 18 students from a range of year levels. House Leader, House Assistants and a number of mentors lead the Houses, along with elected student leaders.
Students will be encouraged to develop meaningful relationships in their mentor groups and evidence suggests that belonging to a House group and participating in House activities will build student self-esteem and morale, foster personal and community pride, drive the school’s culture and develop leadership capacity.