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Term 3 - Mon 14 Jul - Fri 19 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 7 Oct - Wed 3 Dec
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The Senior YearsYear 10
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 of Mathematics and English and with Information Technology integrated into each of the core subject areas. In addition students also undertake 5 elective subjects per semester of 4 lessons each - must contain a minimum of 2 semesters each of Science and Humanities. All courses are designed to prepare students for the rigor of the criteria-based senior subjects they will encounter in Years 11 and 12 and allow students to investigate subject areas that they are interested in. The elective program is wide ranging and staffed by specialist teachers with expertise and experience in their areas. Some electives may be able to be studied for a full year. Students are provided with opportunities to extend themselves through extra investigations, competitions and academic clubs.
As one of our main goals is to produce responsible global citizens, the program includes Christian Education, Chapel, Health and Physical Education and Student Wellbeing. Christian Education is an inclusive exploration of personal spirituality in a non-threatening environment of support and collaboration.
In addition to Health and Physical Education, students participate in the 'Sport for Life' sports program every Monday afternoon within school hours.
The Student Wellbeing 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. Learning for Life is a subject that explores thinking skills and problem - solving approaches. The students also meet regularly with their House Tutor and for 2 full pastoral sessions with their House Tutor each week. Students are encouraged to be involved in a range of co-curricular sporting and cultural activities, and a well-established instrumental and ensemble music program.
|Information Technology Studies||Biological Science|
|Philosophy||Exercise and Sports Science|
|Legal Studies||Modern History|
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.
Year 11 and 12
St Andrew's Anglican College was established in 2003 with a vision to provide an overall education for young people based on the highly regarded 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 structure and set of expectations that encourage all to strive to achieve the best they possibly can within a safe and supportive structure.
Academic success is a fundamental priority at St. Andrew's and all students will be given every opportunity to achieve their potential through a dedicated teaching staff. At St Andrew's Anglican College, every student is recognized and treated as an individual with respect and compassion.
We offer the following subjects:
|Mandarin Chinese||Visual Art|
|Mathematics B||Music Extension|
|Biological Science||Modern History|
|Physical Education||Legal Studies|
|Hospitality Studies||Prevocational Mathematics|
|Information Technology Systems||Business Communication Technologies|
The College also facilitates a variety of VET pathways and SBT (school based traineeships). Further details of programs and course are available for the Coordinator of VET, Mrs Lizie Bray.
A student on an OP pathway would study 6 Authority subjects in Year 11/12. The breakdown of a 40 period school week is as follows:
- 6 subjects x 5 periods/week = 30
- Sport = 2 periods
- Chapel/Assembly = 2 periods
- Christian Education= 1 period
- Pastoral lessons
- QCS test preparation = 2 periods
- Student Wellbeing = 1 period
- Study Period
Students have the opportunity to attend subject tutorials outside of school hours as needed. The current schedule is available on the Academic Program page.
As in Year 10, our emphasis is on developing the complete student throughout their journey through Years 11 and 12. A measurable commitment to Community Service will be expected of all senior students at St Andrew's Anglican College through a wide range of avenues and opportunities. All students are encouraged to explore and refine their personal spirituality through regular worship and compulsory Christian Education.
Our graduates should be responsible, tolerant and successful global citizens, aware of the hard work and dedication required to achieve success. We encourage you to share our vision and join us on our journey as our students reach for greatness.
Mr Brad Bowen
Head of Secondary