Accessible Page Links


Page Tools

Main page Content

Curriculum

The school offers a curriculum which caters for the diverse needs, abilities and interests of students. Programs include a range of authority, non-authority and vocationally accredited subjects. For students in year 9 and 10 who are advanced in the area of Mathematics and Science, a special extension program is offered. In the senior school, the academic curriculum is extensive, while students who are vocationally oriented are able to access a range of study area specification subjects.

The campus includes a Special Education Program which addresses the needs of students with a range of disabilities. Students in the program are provided with the identified level of support and Individual Education Programs are implemented and monitored where appropriate.

The school's link to the Wilsonton Agricultural Field Study Centre ensures that students wishing to undertake agricultural subjects not available on our campus, are accommodated.

Through our accredited work programs, our school encourages a wide range of learning experiences which cater for the individual learning style of each student. Teachers are encouraged to present interesting, meaningful opportunities for students to learn, while students are encouraged to take some responsibility for their own development.

Year 7 & 8

Students study a core of four (4) subjects for the whole year: Mathematics, English, Humanities and Science. Health & Physical Education and a language are studied for a semester. Students also have Pastoral Care and a lesson of sport weekly. Over the two year course students will also study eight (8) 'elective' subjects for one term: Arts Experience, Art, Digital Technologies, Home Economics, Industrial Technology & Design,  and Music. A feature of the Year 7 & 8 Curriculum is that the core program is predominantly delivered by two teachers who work closely with their class throughout the year.

Year 9 & 10

Core subjects:

English, Core Physical Education, Humanities, Mathematics, and Science.

Electives:

Choice of two (2) from: Agricultural Science, Digital Technologies, Drama, Economics and Business, Electronics, Robotics & Association Technologies, German, Graphics, Health & Physical Education, Home Economics, Mandarin Chinese, Maths, Engineering,  Technology, and Science Enrichment, Media Studies, Music, Shop A (Woodwork), Shop B (Metalwork) and Visual Art. Support programs in Numeracy and Literacy are offered.

In semester 2 all Year 10  students select a new program of study where, for 6 months, they sample Senior subjects. This is called the Taster program.

Year 11 & 12

Subjects offered:

Accounting, Agricultural Science, Ancient History, Biology, Building and Construction Skills, Business, Chemistry, Digital Solutions, Drama, Drama in Practice, Engineering, Engineering Skills, English, Essential English, Film, Television & New Media, Food and Nutrition, Furnishing Skills, Geography, German, Health, Information & Communication Technology,  Industrial Graphic Skills, Legal Studies, Literature, Mandarin Chinese, General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics, Modern History, Music, Music Extension, Physical Education, Physics, Social and Community Studies, Study of Religion, Visual Art, Visual Arts in Practice.

Certificate courses offered include:

Certificate II Business, Certificate II Hospitality, Certificate II in Information Digital Media & Technology, Certificate II Music Industry, Certificate II Rural Operations, Certificate II Sampling and Measurement, Certificate II Sport and Recreation.

In addition to the formal curriculum, we offer students a rich range of learning experiences within the community. Participation in a wide range of excursions and competitions, support of charities, performance opportunities and sport form valuable partnerships within the community.