Middle Years Program – Years 7 to 9
At Cire Community School, the Middle Secondary Program specifically focuses on the needs of students in years 7 to 9 and offers a pathway to the Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) and VCE Vocational Major (VCE VM).
Year levels are based on a Trauma Informed model where students have a core teacher and one learning assistant assigned to their class for the majority of the week.
Our Middle School Program features an individual learning plan where students are given the autonomy to take control of their learning and focus on individual interests. Our students are given a range of opportunities to engage with the local community and take their learning beyond the classroom.
We have small class sizes and well-designed classrooms, both of which help maximise learning opportunities. Mirroring a primary school model, students work with one core teacher for the majority of their studies.
The program includes individual passion projects to encourage students to take control of their learning and also a range of offsite opportunities to engage with the local community and to take their learning beyond the classroom.
We recognise that Year 9 is a particularly significant time for students as they transition towards their senior secondary education. Our Year 9 curriculum is underpinned by an engaging hands-on focus through initiatives such as social enterprises.
We are proud of our reputation for engaging our students through hands-on and flexible learning opportunities.
Our Middle Secondary Program features individual passion projects which enable students to take control of their learning by focusing on a topic of personal interest. For many, these projects are a highlight of their week. Equally important, our students have a range of opportunities to engage with the local community and to take their learning beyond the classroom.
We enjoy strong community links through projects which further develop and refine applied learning activities, as well as support local sustainability initiatives. Our projects have included establishing a ‘frog bog’, landscaping and planting, building rammed-earth structures and experimenting with the construction of straw bale walls.
Our Year 9 curriculum is underpinned by an engaging hands-on focus with initiatives such as a student-run social enterprise canteen where the Year 9s are responsible for the menu, food ordering and preparation and also mastering the commercial standard coffee machine.
An exciting addition this year will be a commercial kitchen to enhance our Hospitality program.
We are proud of our comprehensive and proactive wellbeing program designed to positively engage and support our students.
With our team of highly qualified wellbeing officers and external specialist service practitoners, we actively create and foster a sense of safety among our students, providing the best possible foundation for learning. We focus on the individual wellbeing goals of our young people and their recognised strengths.
We have a dedicated team of qualified staff who are committed to empowering our students through flexible learning opportunities and launching them on pathways for a positive and fulfilling future.
To maximise student access to our campuses at Lilydale, Mt Evelyn, Yarra Junction and Cire provide a free bus service from Badger Creek, Healesville, Cockatoo, Chirnside Park, Mooroolbark, Lilydale and Mt Evelyn.
Yarra Junction – years 5 to 12
Lilydale – years 7 to 12
Mt Evelyn – years 7 to 12
Berwick – years 7 to 12
All year levels
$740 (full) or $500 (concession)
A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to secure a place.
For more information, please refer to our Fees and Charges Policy
*The published student tuition fees are subject to change without notice and also dependent on individual circumstances at enrolment.
Cire Services Inc. does not accept cash payments. For your convenience, we have the following methods available:
Payment plans are available upon request
Credit or debit card payment
Credit or debit card payment (MasterCard and VISA) via phone, internet banking or in person.
Direct deposit (all transaction require a reference description to ensure your payment is identified e.g. invoice number or student name).
Account Name – Cire Services Inc.
Bank – National Australia Bank (NAB)
BSB – 083-739
Account Number – 03-785-5491