Curriculum

Through a range of testing including NAPLAN, ACER PAT, and various onsite testing, Year 7 students are appropriately streamlined and given targeted extension and support. Individual student performance is regularly reviewed by Care Teams, Teachers, Heads of Departments and Parent feedback to ensure students are placed in the most suitable stream to receive the required support to reach their potential.

An aspirant University stream is identified and supported to develop students’ aspiration for tertiary education. Mentoring by staff and external partners allow each student to shine their brightest.

Year 7 students who require additional support are streamed to provide an approach to improving literacy and numeracy which is targeted. This prevents any student from falling through the cracks and provides the learning tools necessary for students to achieve their best.

Core Subjects in Year 7 - 10

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • English
  • HASS
  • Physical Education
  • Health Studies

Elective Subjects across Year 7 - 10

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Media
  • Specialist Sport – Basketball
  • Digital Design
  • Computing
  • Wood Work
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Horticulture
  • Visual Arts
  • Service Learning
  • Home Economics
  • Career Education
  • Metal Work
  • ADWPL (Workplace Learning)

Should you feel that your child needs additional support, please contact the school

A heavy focus on functional Course Counselling in conjunction with ongoing monitoring and review of student performance provides our students with a map to accomplish their career goals by recommending the appropriate study pathway in Senior School. Lower school streaming and continued support from staff and partnership organisations prepares students for successful learning in one of three identified pathways;

ATAR Pathway

Leading to: University or TAFE
Core Curriculum selection: 4 or more ATAR subjects.
Supporting Curriculum: Usually in combination with some General subjects or Certificate Courses. In Year 12, students are offered the option of UniPrep course in partnership with ECU.

VET Pathway

Leading to: Full time employment direct from school including Apprenticeships
Core Curriculum selection: School-based Traineeships and Pre-Apprenticeships, Profile Courses and Certificate courses directly related to employment aspirations directly out of school.
Supporting Curriculum: Usually in combination with General or Foundation subjects.

General Pathway

Leading to: Skills that will support future aspirations more broadly than targeted courses in the ‘VET’ pathway. Appropriate for students’ who are still developing an understanding of their career pathway.
Core Curriculum selection: Predominantly General and Foundation subjects.
Supporting Curriculum: Usually in combination with some Certificate or ATAR courses.

In addition to Certificate Courses, Profile Courses and Traineeships offered through the VET Pathway, the following courses are available to students in Year 11 and 12 in ATAR and General Pathways:

ATAR Courses

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Human Biology
  • Politics & Law
  • History
  • Computer Science
  • Media Production & Analysis
  • Mathematics Specialist
  • Mathematics Methods
  • Mathematics Applications
  • English
  • ECU UniPrep

General Courses

  • Health, Physical, Outdoor Education
  • Health Studies
  • Psychology
  • Human Biology General
  • Media Production & Analysis General
  • Drama
  • Visual Arts
  • Woodwork
  • Metalwork
  • Career & Enterprise
  • Children, Family & Community
  • Community Service
  • Workplace Learning
  • Mathematics Essentials
  • Mathematics Foundation
  • Mathematics General
  • English General

Please note that courses offered may change and are subject to placement availability 

Lower School Curriculum

Through a range of testing including NAPLAN, ACER PAT, and various onsite testing, Year 7 students are appropriately streamlined and given targeted extension and support. Individual student performance is regularly reviewed by Care Teams, Teachers, Heads of Departments and Parent feedback to ensure students are placed in the most suitable stream to receive the required support to reach their potential.

An aspirant University stream is identified and supported to develop students’ aspiration for tertiary education. Mentoring by staff and external partners allow each student to shine their brightest.

Year 7 students who require additional support are streamed to provide an approach to improving literacy and numeracy which is targeted. This prevents any student from falling through the cracks and provides the learning tools necessary for students to achieve their best.

Core Subjects in Year 7 - 10

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • English
  • HASS
  • Physical Education
  • Health Studies

Elective Subjects across Year 7 - 10

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Media
  • Specialist Sport – Basketball
  • Digital Design
  • Computing
  • Wood Work
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Horticulture
  • Visual Arts
  • Service Learning
  • Home Economics
  • Career Education
  • Metal Work
  • ADWPL (Workplace Learning)

Should you feel that your child needs additional support, please contact the school

Senior School Curriculum

A heavy focus on functional Course Counselling in conjunction with ongoing monitoring and review of student performance provides our students with a map to accomplish their career goals by recommending the appropriate study pathway in Senior School. Lower school streaming and continued support from staff and partnership organisations prepares students for successful learning in one of three identified pathways;

ATAR Pathway

Leading to: University or TAFE
Core Curriculum selection: 4 or more ATAR subjects.
Supporting Curriculum: Usually in combination with some General subjects or Certificate Courses. In Year 12, students are offered the option of UniPrep course in partnership with ECU.

VET Pathway

Leading to: Full time employment direct from school including Apprenticeships
Core Curriculum selection: School-based Traineeships and Pre-Apprenticeships, Profile Courses and Certificate courses directly related to employment aspirations directly out of school.
Supporting Curriculum: Usually in combination with General or Foundation subjects.

General Pathway

Leading to: Skills that will support future aspirations more broadly than targeted courses in the ‘VET’ pathway. Appropriate for students’ who are still developing an understanding of their career pathway.
Core Curriculum selection: Predominantly General and Foundation subjects.
Supporting Curriculum: Usually in combination with some Certificate or ATAR courses.

In addition to Certificate Courses, Profile Courses and Traineeships offered through the VET Pathway, the following courses are available to students in Year 11 and 12 in ATAR and General Pathways:

ATAR Courses

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Human Biology
  • Politics & Law
  • History
  • Computer Science
  • Media Production & Analysis
  • Mathematics Specialist
  • Mathematics Methods
  • Mathematics Applications
  • English
  • ECU UniPrep

General Courses

  • Health, Physical, Outdoor Education
  • Health Studies
  • Psychology
  • Human Biology General
  • Media Production & Analysis General
  • Drama
  • Visual Arts
  • Woodwork
  • Metalwork
  • Career & Enterprise
  • Children, Family & Community
  • Community Service
  • Workplace Learning
  • Mathematics Essentials
  • Mathematics Foundation
  • Mathematics General
  • English General

Please note that courses offered may change and are subject to placement availability 

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