All students enrolled in Years 3 to 10 participate in Launch Pad, an orientation and assessment program. All students will complete this module prior to starting their learning program.

Launch Pad will be completed in the first two weeks after the student’s enrolment. It ad provides students with a sense of community at the DECV and within the online learning environment. The tasks which students complete in Launch Pad provide DECV teachers with information about the student’s interests and abilities, so a customised learning program can be developed which is appropriate for the student’s learning needs.

At the completion of Launch Pad module, students will have a firm understanding of their place at DECV and our expectations of them and they will also be able to easily identify their teachers and important support services at DECV. Students will be introduced to all facets of the online learning environment and be provided with the skills they require to effectively learn at the DECV.

What do you do?

Students will work with their Learning Advisor to complete Launch Pad and prepare themselves for the academic year ahead. They will:

  • learn how to use the DECV online learning environment
  • get to know their teachers and other students
  • test their literacy and numeracy abilities
  • plan for the year ahead
  • become familiar with the wellbeing or careers services offered.

What skills do you develop?

Topics covered in Launch Pad include study habits, research techniques, cyber safety, ICT skills, making a timetable, and planning for study and careers.




Access to the DECV online learning environment is required.