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
Student Leaders Camp
Central Australia Tour
VCAL - Sailing Camp
Student Leaders Camp
OPTIONAL FOR ALL
Italian Trip (bi-annual)
World Challenge (bi-annual)
Performing Arts Tour
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.
Students have a number of pathway choices including the:
Accelerated and Curriculum Enrichment Program
YEAR 10 2017
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
Standard Program plus VCE or VET subjects
Two elective subjects
Standard Program plus Two VCE or VET subjects
No elective subjects
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