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Values

As our Years 9 and 10 students enter the Senior School, they experience an increase in the choice and specialisation of their subjects. Adopting a mindset of personal growth and an awareness of personal responsibility for their progress are indicators of a student who is maturing in his or her approach to study. 

This is a time for students to begin contemplating their vocational intentions. They are encouraged to consider which subjects interest them and what they would like to pursue in the post-secondary years. To help guide students, our Pathways Coordinator initiates conversations which will continue through to Year 12. 

To ensure our College Purpose continues to be met through these higher levels, we include three different streams through Years 10 to 12, including VCE, VET and VCAL. 

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Core Subjects

Consolidation and extension of skills across the core curricular areas of English, Mathematics, Science and History are complemented by developing competencies in a range of elective subjects that reflect the students’ personal interests and strengths. Students can access some of the range of VCE, VET and VCAL accelerated programs, further establishing their vocational options. The range of curriculum allows them to make informed choices regarding their subject selections.

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Co Curricular

Students have the same year level coordinator and homeroom teacher for both of these years which helps provide a more supportive relationship between students, parents and staff. The Tyndale Exchange Program, UN Debating Competition, House Sports, Battle of the Bands, Chess Competition and the Senior School Sports Program are some of the co-curricular programs which allow our students to have enriching and varied experiences. Involvement in student-led Bible study groups gives students a chance to be challenged biblically through conversations with their peers.

Access to our overseas programs occur from Year 9 to Year 12 and include the French Cultural Camp, Chinese Cultural Camp, New Zealand Hike and Philippines Service Trip.  

The ‘No Regrets’ program at Year 9 is run by the Chaplains and home group teachers and provides avenues of discussion for students, whilst also developing understandings of the spiritual aspects of relationships and healthy lifestyle choices.