Senior School

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.

Curriculum

Click here for the link to the Senior School Curriculum Handbook for 2017.

Subject Selection Forms for 2017 are availalbe as follows:
Year 10
Year 11
Year 12


Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Core Subjects

Compulsory Subjects

Compulsory Subjects

Christianity, Careers and Personal Planning*

Christianity, Careers and Personal Planning*

Christianity, Careers and Personal Planning*

English

English (20 credits)

 

History

Mathematics (10 credits)

 Subject Choices

Mathematics

 Research Project

Aboriginal Studies

 Science

Subject Choices

Biology

Subject Choices

Art

Business & Enterprise

Art

Biology

Chemistry

Child Studies

Business & Enterprise

Child Studies

Drama

Chemistry

Design & Technology

Dance

Child Studies

Drama

Design & Technology

Design & Technology

English

Food & Hospitality

Drama

English Literacy Studies

French

Food & Hospitality

Food & Hospitality

Geography

French

French

Information Processing

General Mathematics

General Mathematics

Information Technolgoy

Geography

History

Music

History

Information Processing

Physical Education / Helath

Information Processing

Information Technology

 VET Studies

Information Technology

Mathematical Methods

 

Music

Music

 

Physical Education 

Physical Education

 

Physics

Physics

 

Psychology

Psychology

 

Pure Mathematics

Specialist Mathematics

 

 VET Studies

VET Studies

 

 Vetamorphus (Cert 3 in Christian Ministry & Theology)

Vetamorphus (Cert 3 in Christian Ministry & Theology)

 

 

Visual Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-Curricular Activities

Athletics Carnival

Australian Business Week

40 Hour Famine

Career Counselling

Music Ensembles

Subject Camps

Charities Fundraising

Performing Arts

Swimming Carnival

Debating

Arts Trip / Camp (Year 10)
Pitjantjatjara Lands Trip (Year 11)Cambodia/Vietnam Trip (Years 11 & 12)

Weekly Assembly

Drama/Musical Productions

Social Justice Group

Work Experience Program

Instrumental Music Tuition

Sports Program

Worship Bands

 

 

NOTE:
 1) The subject choices in senior year levels may vary slightly from year to year depending on student needs. Open Access College and the School of Languages are available for additional subjects. Please contact the SACE & Pathways Coordinator or Head of Senior School to discuss career plans and subject courses as prerequisite courses may be required to qualify for specific degrees at University.
2) Christianity, Careers and Personal Planning* includes the school based subjects Bible and Careers Education. 


Christianity, Careers and Personal Planning (CCAPP)

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.


Camps

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 10 and 11, individual students may be selected to be junior leaders at the Year 9 Outdoor Education camp. This is an excellent opportunity for students to develop and celebrate their leadership skills.

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.

In alternate years, Years 11 and 12 students can choose to undertake a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia with a focus on history and social justice.

 
Australian Business Week (ABW)

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.


Performing Arts

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.


Behaviour

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.


Reports

Students are assessed continually throughout the year using a variety of methods.  Feedback is given on academic achievement, study habits, general development, attitudes, effort and overall progress. Student progress is reported to parents at the end of each semester.

Term 1 and Term 3 Teacher / Parent inverviews
Term 2 and Term 4 Semester Report

Parents are welcome to contact the College at any time to make appointments to discuss matters relating to their child's development.