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TERM DATES for 2013
Term 1 - Tue 29 Jan - Thu 28 Mar
Term 2 - Mon 15 Apr - Fri 21 June
Term 3 - Mon 15 Jul - Fri 20 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 8 Oct - Wed 4 Dec
TERM DATES for 2014
Term 1 - Wed 29 Jan - Fri 28 Mar
Term 2 - Mon 14 Apr - Fri 20 June
Term 3 - Mon 14 Jul - Fri 19 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 7 Oct - Wed 3 Dec
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Year 12 2012 Academic Results
Welcome to Secondary Schooling at St. Andrew's Anglican College 2013 ! We are excited at the opportunity to share your educational journey through the Middle Years in Year 7-9 and onto the 'Senior Phase of Learning' (Year 10, 11 and 12). The College emphasises a balanced approach to education where students are encouraged to become involved in a variety of pursuits. Central to this, of course, is our goal to maximise the academic and/or vocational potential of all our senior students.
The College encourages all students to strive for their personal best. To assist, the College provides a program of academic tutorials where teaching staff, expert in their teaching areas, hold tutorials that allow students to receive academic assistance. These tutorials are offered free of charge to students of St. Andrew's. Latest Tutorial Timetable is posted on this site each term.
Tutoring Timetable : Term 4 updated
Year 7 Assessment & Due Date Calendar : Term 4
Year 8 Assessment & Due Date Calendar : Term 4
Year 9 Assessment & Due Date Calendar : Term 4
Year 10 Assessment & Due Date Calendar : Term 4
Year 11 Assessment & Due Date Calendar : Term 4
Year 12 Assessment & Due Date Calendar : Term 4
Subject Overview - English : Year 7 - 10
Subject Overview - Maths : Year 7 - 9
Subject Overview - Science : Year 7 - 10
Subject Overview - Humanities : Year 7 - 9
Interview Letter and Instructions - Term 2
Middle Years Curriculum: (Years 7 to 9) from the foundations of Primary to the challenges of Senior...
St Andrew’s Anglican College actively supports students in their transition from Primary to Secondary school. Primary school students visit in Term 4; senior students provide peer support; teachers communicate regularly with feeder primary schools; only Year 7 and Prefect Year 12 students attend school on the first day of the year to undertake special orientation programs; and all students engage in a range of purposeful ongoing pastoral care activities which enable them to feel valued members of the school community.
Year 7-9 students are required to participate in an afternoon sport/leisure program within school hours, through involvement in a non-competitive activity that emphasises participation, health and well-being or as training for a co-curricular sporting team.. The students meet regularly with their House Teacher each morning at 8:30 as well as one timetabled period each week. Students are encouraged to be involved in a range of co-curricular sporting and cultural activities, including a well-established instrumental and ensemble music program.
In Year 9 all students participate in the Year 9 Connections...opening up your world program. In this program unique to St Andrew's, students are exposed to a variety of experiences including, Melbourne City, Brisbane City, visiting the Indigenous on Stradbroke Island and participating in Global Citizens Week. For more information on this exciting program please click here.
Year 10 students at St. Andrew's Anglican College are given the opportunity to experience a wide variety of academic, sporting, cultural, community and spiritual activities. The academic program is designed to provide a challenging yet accessible course for all ranges of abilities and backgrounds. Students are required to study the core academic subjects: Mathematics and English, with key Information Technology skills embedded contextually within appropriate subjects. Science, History and Geography subjects are part of the elective courses offered so that students can target the subjects that best prepare them for Years 11 and 12 courses. These courses are designed to prepare students for the rigor of the criteria-based senior subjects they will encounter in the Senior Phase of Learning (Years 11 and 12). Students are provided with opportunities to extend themselves through extra investigations, competitions and academic clubs.
As one of our goals is to produce responsible global citizens, the program also encompasses Christian Education, a weekly participatory Chapel service, Physical Education and Student Wellbeing- a subject designed specifically for Year 10 students. Christian Education is an inclusive exploration of personal spirituality in an environment of support and collaboration.
The student well-being program concentrates on developing those crucial areas of an adolescent’s education that prepare them for success in an increasingly competitive world. The students learn about study skills, goal setting, job application skills, career planning, family planning, time management, team building and community service and awareness. Students are encouraged to be involved in a range of co-curricular sporting and cultural activities, including a well-established instrumental and ensemble music program. During Year 10, students create their Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan as part of the career planning program. Near the end of the year, all Year 10 students are expected to undertake a week’s Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) to help with career pathway planning.
In addition to the core academic subjects (Mathematics and English) and the specialist areas (Sport, PE, SWB, Creative Thinking) students choose 5 elective subjects each semester (which include 2 units of a Science elective subject and 2 units of a Geography/History elective subject per year). Elective subjects are generally Semester based.
• Visual Art
• Business Studies
• Legal Studies
• Mandarin Chinese
• Design Technology
• Information Technology Systems
• Exercise and Sports Science
• Marine Studies
• Modern History
• Ancient History
Year 11 and 12
St Andrew’s Anglican College was established in 2003 with a vision to provide a holistic program for young people based on the highly successful Anglican education model, whilst also allowing the individuality of our geography, demography and staff to guide and complement our growth as a unique and leading educational community. Your secondary student will navigate these important years with the guidance of expert staff, a healthy and active environment, and a set of expectations that encourage all to strive to achieve the best they possibly can within a safe and supportive structure.
Personal academic success is a cornerstone of the College’s ethos, and all students will be given every opportunity to achieve their potential through a dedicated teaching staff and a strong curriculum program. Programs such as the after-school tutoring program provide a schedule of before and after-school tutorials provided by our teaching staff to assist our students to achieve their personal best academically. We were very proud of our first Year 12 graduating cohort in 2008. While their academic results were outstanding and ranked in the top two schools on the Sunshine Coast, more pleasing was that the students were able to achieve these results while still strongly contributing to College life through leadership, sport, community service and cultural commitments. The results in 2009 and 2010 reinforced this, with 66% of OPs received in the 1-10 range. In 2011 the 47 OP-eligible students achieved 5 OP1s, 5 OP2s and 100% achieved in the OP1-15 range. These are extraordinary outcomes (100% OP1-15 is rarely seen in Queensland for schools with more than a dozen OP graduates) and result from the highly effective collaboration between students, parents and staff.
The College recognises that an academic pathway is not always suitable for all students. Consequently, for those students who are planning a skill-based career rather than university, the College can offer School Based Traineeship opportunities which incorporate regular work placements as part of the timetabled week. Students who undertake a SBT are not usually OP eligible (as a combined pathway is a prohibitive workload) but still attend classes with their peers during the 4 days each week they attend school. St. Andrew's Anglican College Traineeship students have won Australian Vocational Student Prize in the short time we have had Year 12 garduates. The College also offers a avariety of VET courses at Certification level I, II and III.
Year 11 Subjects for 2013:
• English Communication (Authority registered)
• Mandarin Chinese
• Mathematics A
• Mathematics B
• Mathematics C
• Pre Vocational Mathematics (Authority registered)
• Biological Science
• Marine Studies
• Physical Education
• Technology Studies
• Hospitality Studies (with embedded VET)
• Business Communication and Technology (with embedded VET)
• Information Technology Systems (with embedded VET)
• Visual Art
• Modern History
• Ancient History
• Legal Studies
NB Music Extension is offered as a 1 year course in Year 12
NB Pre-Music Extension is offered as a 1 year course in Year 11
Students usually study 6 subjects in Year 11 and 12. The breakdown of a 40 period school week is as follows:
• 6 subjects x 5 periods/week = 30 periods
• Sport/Activities = 2 periods
• Chapel and Assembly = 2 periods
• Study lesson/Christian Education = 2 periods
• Pastoral lesson = 1 period
• QCS test preparation = 2 periods
• Student Wellbeing = 1 period