Facilities | Rossbourne School
Rossbourne School is situated in a delightful landscaped site in Hawthorn and is well serviced by public transport being within an 8 minute walk from Hawthorn station and close to a number of tram networks. An independent bus line services students from Eltham & Doncaster districts.
Rossbourne in characterised by an historic mansion. In recent years an extensive building programme has been completed.
Library/Resource room activities are designed to give students access to up to-date multi-media materials and equipment.
Living Skills House
The Living Skills House is located adjacent to the main campus.
For Middle and Transition School students, Living Skills is a compulsory subject and the students are expected, in these sessions to attempt/complete one or more household tasks either individually or in a group situation.
An up-to-date modern facility provides students with an opportunity to be involved in the planning, purchasing, preparation and cooking of food.
Performing Arts classes are designed to foster a love of musical and creative activity. Students, through a wide range of sequenced activities and games, are encouraged to develop their natural abilities in music, drama and movement.
Technology is integrated into the curriculum in the areas of aural training, analysis, composition and arrangement. Students learn to compose original work and arrange existing songs and film.
Manual Technology develops student skills in using a variety of hand and power tools, together with a working knowledge of wood and other selected materials.
Students experiment with a wide range of art materials and processes.
Activities that extend and develop their skills in painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, photography, mixed media, ceramic, sculpture and set design.
Human Powered Vehicle
This course focuses on developing an awareness of the basic functions and uses of technology.
This modern facility houses an indoor basketball court and gymnasium where students undertake a variety of physical fitness programmes.