College allows students to prepare for life after school in a supportive & engaging environment
College (yr 10 to yr 12)
Laura Korpershoek – Head of College
Our College provides an engaging, stimulating, supportive environment for students to finish their final years of schooling in, as we know that students learn best in this setting. Our students are encouraged to learn, grow and explore in a safe environment, and to inspire and support others in their learning journey together. Our teachers are passionate about their subject areas and promote learning in a variety of different ways in order to challenge and cater for every individual. Our staff, partnering with parents, endeavour to provide opportunities for our students to develop their individual gifts and discover their future pathways, as they strive to be faithful to God in all areas of life.
Our programs are founded in Christ, which include an excellent academic program, real opportunities to develop character, and the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the world through God’s perspective. Students have an opportunity to develop their existing skills, while establishing the resilience and maturity necessary to enter adulthood with confidence and independence. Students are encouraged to take more responsibility for their learning in Senior School, as they prepare for life beyond the school’s boundaries.
Our area of the school is designed to reflect the growing maturity and independence of students, as they have more opportunity to show how responsible they can be in having increased freedoms, both on and off campus. Some opportunities on campus include a Recreation Room with cooking and recreational facilities for all college students, personal lockers in the Recreation Room, a personal Chromebook device, and an independent study lesson per week.
Overall, our College is a supportive, yet engaging environment where students not only develop, but flourish, as each and every student is treated and taught as an individual.
The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is responsible for the design, implementation and management of the Australian Curriculum, and it is their aim that the national curriculum will improve the learning of all young Australians. ACARA have been releasing more and more subjects as they unveil the national curriculum, and it has got to the point now where most subjects are ACARA based. It is now our job to ensure that we are teaching everything that needs to be covered in that year level, so that students can meet ‘the national standard’ that ACARA provides. Most students will be accessing the curriculum of their current year level, but in some cases students may access a curriculum level different to their year; if this is required, it will be a decision made in conjunction with staff and parents.
ACARA subjects that we teach in Year 10 are:
English, Mathematics, Science, History, Health and Physical Education, Work Studies,
All Year 10 students will select a VET (vocational education) course from a list of nine, which replaces the previous elective subjects. This will provide practical & engaging teaching allowing students to leave school with a nationally accredited qualification.
Students also have daily Discipleship lessons and a pastoral care lesson throughout the week where topical issues are covered.
Students in Tasmania are required to stay in school until they have turned 17 years of age, have a full time job, or are being paid for working twenty-five (25) hours, or completed Year 11. Students therefore must work towards a Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE), which is authorised by the Tasmanian Assessment, Standards & Certification (TASC). TASC is the qualifications authority for education in Tasmania; it makes decisions about senior secondary courses, assessment, certificates, qualifications and the application to these of national and state standards.
In order for TASC to authorise the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE), a student needs to meet the following standards:
Everyday Literacy skills
Everyday Numeracy skills
Everyday Computer (ICT) skills