In the Senior years we aim to prepare students for their life beyond school by supporting them in their academic studies, assisting in the development of life priorities and leadership skills, and by encouraging them to serve their community and their world.
The demands of the Senior years are considerable as the expectations placed on students increases. The College has a range of strategies and programs that ensure that our students are prepared to meet the academic rigours of Preliminary and Higher School Certificate (HSC) courses.
Our Senior students are committed learners who work in partnership with their teachers towards a common goal; a successful HSC result that will open doors to a purposeful and fulfilling life.
Our Senior Summit transition program takes place as students enter Year 11. It provides outstanding preparation for each student’s final years of schooling in a College environment that recognises that students perform their best when they are equipped, cared for, and supported. The program is designed to provide for student well-being by teaching study skills and assisting students to set realistic goals, organise their schedule, and manage stress and a range of other youth issues.
The College’s student leadership program grows leadership capacity and recognises leadership gifts. The program gives students the opportunity to lead and to serve in an area of their choosing and passion. Portfolios encompass academic, spiritual, cultural, and environmental programs as well as the arts.
City Mission - Year 11
Our students in Year 11 participate in a local mission camp in and around the Sydney CBD. Led by College staff, they are presented with dilemmas that challenge their perspectives of a prosperous city and are exposed to the needs of those who are less fortunate living on their own doorstep. This three day experience is confronting at times; however, students undertake important debriefs to add perspective and allow them the space to process their experiences.
Students travel from their city-based accommodation to organisations such as Wesley Mission to hear about the work they do, and to Our Big Kitchen where they will cook meals for our city's homeless. Students leave this camp with a greater sense of appreciation for their own position in our community, and a greater sense of responsibility for those who are much less fortunate than themselves.
Study Camp - Year 12
Our HSC Study Camp takes place in a picturesque bushland or seaside location. Led by College staff, students participate in a study skills and practical study workshop designed to engage them deeply with their own studies and the best study processes. Students are mentored by teachers across all subject areas and are often able to receive targeted tuition to give them not only greater skill, but also greater confidence in their own abilities. The camp incorporates specific sessions that address the importance of spiritual as well as general health and well-being, including managing stress. The camp is punctuated by outdoor recreational activities to give students a well-earned break.