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Academic Curriculum

 

By introducing the Australian curriculum in 2012 in line with the Education Queensland Curriculum Framework, we continue to implement the 'Essential Learning's in all other curriculum areas. Year 10 is a year when students are offered programs most appropriate to prepare them for years 11 and 12.

As well as traditional senior academic subjects, the school offers a range of choices in the senior courses to suit a range of interests and abilities.

Assessment is continuous and school-based; there are no external exams. The Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) is issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) if students have reached the required academic level. In year 11, students will begin banking credits towards achieving their QCE.

Relationships and Self Program

Our Relationships and Self Program (RAS) is a well developed course over the six years of high schooling. Students from years 7 to 12 form RAS groups of approximately 25 students, and stay with this group for the 6 years, gaining leadership opportunities at each year level. Students in years 7, 8 and 9 are in Junior RAS classes and students in years 10, 11 and 12 are in Senior RAS groups. The RAS teacher generally remains the same for the 3 years, developing a close relationship with each student. The RAS teacher marks attendance rolls, collects notes and is the first person students can talk to if they have a concern. The RAS group meets each day, and once a week to complete a program that involves many activities.