Senior School (Year 9 to 12)
The transition from Middle School to Senior School begins by offering students regular academic programs combined with fresh, vibrant experiences encompassed in our Year 9 Program. Year 9 is a fun and exciting year in contrast to what can be known as a time when students are disengaged and unmotivated.
The aim of the program is for students to develop strong and healthy relationships with their peers, gain greater independence and knowledge of who they are, to face challenges, learn to overcome them and foster pride in their accomplishments and their growing life skills.
Students are encouraged to look beyond themselves and also complete a unit on Community Service and Personal Development, as well as a City Program.
At both Years 9 and 10, students are also given a good range of electives to choose from including but not limited to Art, Literature, Politics and French to Robotics and Photography to name just a few. Electives provide an opportunity for students to focus on a subject they may plan to take in VCE or to choose something they haven't tried before.
In Year 10, the focus is on building academic skills in readiness for VCE and students are encouraged to ‘accelerate’ in a VCE subject. This allows students to get a taste for what is involved at the VCE level. Completing a VCE subject at Year 10 also means a student can reduce their load in Year 12 allowing them to spend more time on their other subjects. Year 10 further focuses on career paths and the required subjects for TAFE and university courses.
The Year 10 Mathematics and Science courses are tailored to assist students planning to undertake Math Methods or General Mathematics or any of the four main VCE sciences, Psychology, Biology, Physics and Chemistry. All these give students a better insight when selecting their VCE studies.
Both Years 9 and 10 focus on building students into well-rounded individuals from both a social and academic perspective.
Senior school finishes off in Years 11 and 12 with VCE.
Please refer to the page about VCE for further details.