Experiential Learning Programs

Experiential learning is an important feature of student learning at Loyola College, particularly in the teaching of Humanities. An understanding of the interaction between people and the environments that they create and in which they live are an essential part of a balanced education, enabling students to develop the skills of perspective, analysis, and understanding that will allow them to adapt to the demands of the rapidly changing global community.

Students learn by doing, as opposed to merely being told what to learn. Active learning through fieldtrips and other school-based activities are an integral feature of curriculum and assessment at all levels. Technology is being integrated progressively into the learning program at every opportunity, both within and outside the classroom environment.

Year 9 City Experience

A highlight for our Year 9 students is the City Experience. Students participate in a range of Melbourne city based activities, through which they are able to build on their independence as well as develop their collaborative learning skills.

Language Study Tours

Loyola College offers opportunities for students in Years 10 – 12 studying languages to travel overseas and participate in Language Study Tours to Italy, France or Indonesia. The students visit various parts of these countries, spend time with the College’s sister schools while living with a host family. The aim is to develop communication skills and to develop intercultural competence. These study tours are offered bi-annually and provide an enriching experience for these students.

Outdoor Education

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Camps

Year 8 Outdoor Education/Humanities camp

In Year 8 students undertake an Outdoor Education camp. This camp is designed to complement our pastoral care program and expose students to experiences in the Victorian outdoors. They also examine the dynamic nature of relationships between humans and their environment.  Students are involved in one or more experiences in outdoor environments, including in areas where there is evidence of human interaction.