EMMAUS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE|
RECEPTION TO YEAR 12 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Senior School (Year 10 to Year 12):
We are committed to supporting students in these crucial senior school years and giving them the best opportunity to achieve their potential. A wide range of subject choices is available for students to qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) and to enable them to pursue tertiary education, vocational training or a position in the workforce.
Past graduates have found their education with us has equipped them well for further studies at university and they are now working or studying in a wide range of career areas. Links with Vocational Trainers enable the College to provide a variety of quality VET (Vocational Educational Training) courses, which have assisted students to enter a wide range of vocational courses, apprenticeships and employment.
Career guidance is provided at all three year levels to assist students to explore viable career options and to provide information to assist their decision-making.
This course combines the traditional elements of the Careers and Bible curriculum and also includes other holistic matters of relevance to students in Senior School. It covers topics such as mental and physical health, study skills, peer mentoring, matters relating to student safety (i.e. at home, parties, internet) and many other strands of developmental issues.
Overall, this course makes a unique contribution to the development of students. It complements the academic and vocationally-orientated curriculum by focusing on students’ personal development and how their schooling, their faith and their extra-curricular activities relate to their future plans and life after school. It provides opportunities for students to maintain, reinforce and develop skills, attitudes and behaviours which will enhance their personal well-being and grow their faith and knowledge of God’s will and direction in their lives.
Communication, confidence, planning and teamwork are important skills to learn, and we use our camps as an avenue to develop these. Year 10 students may attend various subject camps, including an Arts Trip to Melbourne.
The Year 11 Lands Trip (Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands) is an optional trip to Central Australia, where students visit the Ernabella School and develop cross-cultural and communication skills. On the return trip, students visit Uluru and stay underground in Cooper Pedy.
At Year 12, various orientation and activity days and an annual Overnight Camp help to bond our Year 12 group and build self-confidence, resilience and the ability to work under pressure.
The academic year culminates with the ABW program for all Year 10 students. The ABW program is designed to encourage independent and cooperative learning skills and to develop an enterprise mindset prior to entering the workforce or proceeding to further study. It exposes participants, through the running of a fictional company, to the issues of coping with stress and time management, both major issues that impact on students in the senior years of school.
Music, Drama and Dance have a special place in our curriculum. Regular productions allow students to experience being part of a high quality presentation. There are opportunities for on-stage as well as back-stage support roles.
Philippians 2:4 & 5 “Look not only to your own interests but to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.”
This scripture teaches us how we should consider others. By doing so, we create a peaceful and safe environment in which to live. We believe that it is important to model, support and encourage appropriate behaviour, including respect and good manners. We believe that Christ would teach His disciples through guidance, counselling, encouragement, forgiveness and prayer. We use these same steps in conjunction with appropriate consequences. Our aim is to teach students to think before they act, considering the effect on themselves, as well as on others.
Students are assessed continually throughout the year using a variety of methods. Comments are made on academic achievement, study habits, general development, attitudes and overall progress. Student progress is reported to parents at the end of each term, with more major reports at the end of each semester.
|Emmaus Christian College
7 Lynton Ave South Plympton SA
tel 08 8292 3888 fax 08 8292 3800