SENIOR SCHOOL

‘Every person, every classroom, every day.’

YEARS 10-12

Senior students at St Helena are educated in a supportive and enriching environment.

Students are offered a range of pathways, subject choices and learning approaches that cater for their varied interests, needs and aspirations. Students work productively with their teachers and peers to succeed now and in the future.

In these years, our focus remains on the holistic development of students; their growth as confident, resilient, resourceful, autonomous, healthy and principled community members.

The positive result of having dared to excel is evident in our students’:

  • outstanding academic results
  • stellar performances - productions, music, drama and dance
  • wide ranging sporting achievements
  • Arts/Technology exhibits
  • achievements in the commercial kitchen, the automation centre and any of our specialty technology centres.

Personal growth and skill development is further facilitated through our:

  • Athlete Development Program
  • international tours
  • camping and outdoor education programs
  • community service endeavours
  • House traditions and events
  • student leadership structure.

Each student’s Career Action Plan develops further with progression through the ‘I Plan’, ‘I Decide’ and ‘I Apply’ steps facilitated through STRIVE. The incremental planning, decision making and application process ensures pathways are chosen intentionally, with a deep appreciation for where they lead and the learning/career opportunities they afford.

SENIOR SCHOOL PROGRAM FEATURES

YEAR LEVEL

PROGRAM

10

Work Experience*

Ski Camp

Formal

11

Student Leaders Camp

Central Australia Tour

VCAL - Sailing Camp

Debutante Ball

12

Student Leaders Camp

Study Camp

Formal

Graduation

OPTIONAL FOR ALL

G'day USA

Italian Trip (bi-annual)

World Challenge (bi-annual)

NASA Camp

Performing Arts Tour

Band tour

 

Compulsory*

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Year 8
Sam
There’s programs to suit us. I like the Athlete Development program. It’s an extension sport program. We’re lucky our school’s always prepared to introduce new things, like this program.
We get options within tasks so we can focus on our interests and skills.
The electives and pathway options are great.

YEAR 10

Students have a number of pathway choices including the:

Standard Program

Early Start

Specialist Choice

Specific Requirement

Accelerated and Curriculum Enrichment Program

VCAL

YEAR 10 2017

Standard Program

English or Flying Start English

Mathematics (several options)

Science, Science at Work or Flying Start Science

Humanities, Contemporary Humanities or Flying start Humanities

Four elective subjects

EARLY START

Standard Program plus VCE or VET subjects

Two elective subjects

SPECIALIST CHOICE

Standard Program plus Two VCE or VET subjects

No elective subjects

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

English

Mathematics

This is an individual program for specific students.

Entry is strictly in consultation with the Year 9 Manager

 

Flying Start English

Extension or Pre-Methods Mathematics

Flying Start Science

Flying Start Humanities

At least one VCE/VET subject with two electives or two VCE/VET subjects with no electives

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