What is virtual learning?
Virtual learning allows all students to connect, collaborate, interact, learn and create in the online environment. At VSV, our students learn through online courses, real-time online classes and face-to-face communication.
How do students participate in virtual learning?
Students participate remotely and log in to online lessons and online course materials in our learning management system, VSV Online. Students can email, phone and visit their teachers at VSV. There are also excursions and on-site activities available for students.
Where is VSV located?
VSV is located at 315 Clarendon St, Thornbury, Victoria, Australia.
Who is eligible to attend VSV?
VSV exists to meet the educational needs of Victorian students whose circumstances prevent them from accessing full-time mainstream schooling.
Students wishing to maintain their current enrolment in a mainstream school and complete one or two (for Year 11 and 12 students) subjects can apply on our website.
If a student wishes to enrol directly with us, students must fall under one of the six enrolment categories: medical (physical), medical (social and emotional), travel, elite sports/performance, distance, young adults or previous home schooler. You can enrol directly on our website.
What opportunities are there for students to socialise?
Is VSV a private or government school?
VSV is a Victorian Government school.
What curriculum is taught?
VSV teaches the Victorian Curriculum from Foundation to Year 10. We then teach the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) in Year 11 and Year 12.
What subjects are offered at VSV?
VSV currently delivers 274 subjects. An additional 18 VCE subjects will be developed by 2023, making it the first school in the state to offer all VCE subjects to Victorian students, with the exception of VCE languages.
You can find a list of all the subjects we offer on our subjects page.
What are the expected school hours?
Almost all subjects at VSV offer online classes, and these are traditionally scheduled during a normal school day. In some cases, classes may run at the end of the school day to maximise the opportunity for students to attend.
VSV provides flexibility for students. While some learning does take place during regular school hours, students can determine when and where they complete course work to meet course requirements.
What are the school term dates?
What are the costs associated with attending VSV?
There are no enrolment fees for students who are eligible to directly enrol with VSV or for government school students. The total upfront costs for non-government schools are outlined on our web page: Enrolment – students in other schools.
Does VSV teach the International Baccalaureate?
Do we need to purchase textbooks?
What technology do I need to study at VSV?
What if it is difficult to attend online classes?
When a student’s health or other obligations conflict with a regularly scheduled VSV online class, the student may discuss alternative arrangements with their Learning Advisor. Our Wellbeing team is here to support students with health and wellbeing difficulties.
What support is available for students?
VSV takes a team approach to supporting our learners. The Learning Advisor will lead communication with subject teachers, the Wellbeing team and student engagement staff to collaboratively help students and parents and/or supervisors meet the learning goals.
Can we come in to visit?
We welcome and encourage students to visit where possible. Please contact your student’s teacher or Learning Advisor to arrange a visit. If you are not currently enrolled with the school, please contact enrolments for a tour.