Whether they engage with current texts, discuss the problems of the world or converse in a foreign language, our students are prepared for the larger world. They are engaged in programs that provide them with knowledge and skills that show how people can participate as active and informed citizens in 21st Century.
Through studying humanities and social sciences, students develop the ability to question, think critically, solve problems, communicate effectively, make decisions and adapt to change. Thinking about and responding to issues requires an understanding of the key historical, geographical, political, economic and societal factors involved, and how these different factors interrelate.
Year 10s can also elect to complete the United Nations Global Citizenship and Sustainable Goals Program (endorsed by SCSA). The program offers challenge-based learning which requires students to work in teams to define and devise solutions to real-world problems linked to the UN sustainability goals. Throughout the process, students use a digital portfolio to record evidence of critical and creative thinking, personal and social capability, intercultural and ethical understandings. Students integrate Humanities (geography, civics and citizenship, economics and business), enterprise and project management skills and STEM understandings to solve problems at local, Australian regional, Indo-Pacific regional and global scales.
In the subject of English, students extend their Reading and Viewing, Writing and Creating, and Listening and Speaking skills, and are expected to explore challenging and unfamiliar works and ideas. Students also develop a critical understanding of the print and electronic media. Class work is directed towards ensuring that students become both confident and competent in comprehending, composing and that oral skills are developed through a range of formal and informal activities.
Year 7 and 8 students complete language study courses in Japanese at the College. Further study is optional. Our excellent teachers in the area are supported by technology tools, assistant teachers, exchange teachers and visiting Japanese students and teachers, providing students with the opportunity to communicate with native speakers.
In Years 11 & 12 students can choose to study the following subjects: