Year 8 Launch Pad
All students enrolled in Years 3 to 10 participate in Launch Pad, an orientation and assessment program. You must complete this module before you start your learning program.
You will complete Launch Pad in the first two weeks after you enrol. It gives you a sense of the community at VSV and the online learning environment. The tasks you complete in Launch Pad give your teachers information about your interests and abilities. It allows them to create a custom learning program which is adjusted for your learning needs.
When you have completed the Launch Pad module, you will understand your place at VSV and our expectations of you. You will also be able to easily identify your teachers and important support services at VSV. The course will also introduce you to the online learning environment and give you skills to effectively learn at VSV.
What do you do?
Working with your Learning Advisor, Launch Pad will prepare you for the academic year. You will:
- learn how to use the VSV online learning environment
- get to know your teachers and other students
- test your literacy and numeracy abilities
- plan for the year ahead
- become familiar with the wellbeing or careers services offered.
What skills do you develop?
Topics you will cover in Launch Pad include:
- study habits
- research techniques
- cyber safety
- ICT skills
- making a timetable
- planning for study and careers.
You must have access to the VSV Online learning environment.