The Senior School Journey
The Senior Years’ curriculum is determined by two frameworks; the Australian Curriculum (Year 10) and the SACE (Years 11 and 12). Students who are entitled to targeted support receive this as in class or one-on-one support. Since 2013 every Senior Years student has been supplied with a personal digital device with 24/7 access.
In Year 10, students consider their subject choices for the next three years. The Personal Learning Plan subject encourages students to consider different pathway options. Our students experience developing their capabilities, academic and personal development. Year 10 students are also given the opportunity to recognise the way they learn best, and the benefit of research-based study skills. Students participate in work experience as well as career interviews conducted by the UNISA connect team through the Career Awareness Program – Journey Investigation Chats. Year 10 students are also given the opportunity to participate in alternative and extra-curricular programs contributing to their SACE completion. Examinations are held at the end of each semester in preparation for year 12.
In Year 11, students have an extensive range of subject choices as they consider their pathways to university, other training providers or the workforce. Students are supported in their learning throughout the year by consistent monitoring of their learning progress as well as academic, wellbeing and personal growth activities to ensure all students reach their full potential. Students are able to complete Vocational Educational Training as part of their studies and gain recognition for up to 150 SACE credits at Stage 1 and/or Stage 2 for successfully completed VET. Students complete the Research Project to develop extensive research skills in preparation for year 12 and post-school studies. Formal examinations are held at the end of each semester in preparation for year 12.
In Year 12, students are encouraged to pursue subjects which build on their strengths and lead into their post-school options. Many students take on extra subjects or completed accredited courses for wider career options. Career counselling activities ensure students are effectively transitioned from school and into a post-school world. Students are more responsible for their learning with a scheduled study period and the option for home study if they are achieving expected academic results. Student learning is monitored extensively and practice examinations are held in preparation for the end of year examinations. Our purpose is to make sure all our students leave with the enterprise skills needed for the future of work and become outstanding and active community members.
Senior Years Contacts
Mr Craig Brown Executive Leader 7-12, ICT & Data
Mr Adam Calnan Assistant Principal – Behaviour Management, Daily Organisation, Timetable & Reporting
Ms Angie Corbo Head of School, VET and Careers
Ms Caitlin Videon Senior Years Wellbeing Leader, Attendance & FLO Co-ordinator
Miss Elle Penekelis Leader, Learning and Teaching (Year 9 & 10) & PLP, PLP Coordinator
Mr Daniel Quinlivan Leader, Learning and Teaching (Year 11 & 12), PLP & Research Project Coordinator