myMAP provides students with a contemporary learning model designed to facilitate the actualisation of life goals – preparing future graduates for high levels of achievement at university and beyond.
Firmly grounded in Marist principles, the program was developed in the spirit of Saint Marcellin Champagnat, who responded to the needs of his time.
The needs of our time are highlighted by global trends of industry and commerce. A hyper-connected world where modernity is continually reframed by technological advance. As such, ensuring students leave Assumption as confident, creative and collaborative problem-solvers is a key purpose of myMap.
Our motto – Quae Supra Quaere – calls us to ‘seek the things above’. In a world that demands innovation from both institutions and the future workforce, they are words to live by.
Quae Supra Quaere was a major inspiration of the myMAP program. The motto calls on our students to identify and develop their gifts and talent. myMAP helps them do exactly that.
The myMAP program utilises Year 7 as a transition year, where students engage with a variety of diverse learning domains across the Victorian Curriculum.
Working with parents, teachers, house leaders and learning mentors, students will view this year through a lens of self-exploration; discovering and understanding their interests, abilities and goals.
The learning philosophy is akin to the “foundation year” offered at many universities. Year 7 instils essential knowledge into the minds of young students – while providing exposure to the full breadth of course offerings to ensure students are able to discover their drivers.
The result? Empowered, determined students who understand what they are working towards.
The “MAP” in myMAP stands for Mastery, Autonomy, and Purpose. The goal is for students to experience deep learning in their chosen subjects, attain ownership of their learning and connect the knowledge and skills they develop to the world beyond Assumption College.
In Years 8 through 10, students will enjoy a 3-year personalised program in preparation for their chosen senior certificate – VCE or VCAL.
myMAP is agile. Students are able to follow a path towards a specific VCE or VCAL major, or they can opt for a more traditional high school experience. The program’s flexibility empowers those who identify their goals early and encourages those who have not decided on a path to continue with a broader – and highly effective – curriculum.
The academic components are complemented by myBeing, a 3-year program dedicated to social and emotional development.
myMap is set to enhance the high school experience for thousands of current and future Assumption College students. The program was developed in collaboration with staff, students and parents – and will continue to evolve to meet the needs of our incredible community.
The four colours of the Assumption College crest represent four levels of learning:
Finally, the grey/black-coloured course nodes relate to combined VCE levels 1/2 and 3/4.