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2017 Term Dates

Term One
Monday 1 February to Thursday 7 April


Term Two
Tuesday 26 April to Thursday 29 June


Term Three
Tuesday 18 July to Thursday 21 September


Term Four
 Monday 9 October to Thursday 7 December

 

 

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View 2017 Term 4 Secondary Planner HERE

 

2017 Term Dates

Term One
Monday 1 February to Thursday 7 April


Term Two
Tuesday 26 April to Thursday 29 June


Term Three
Tuesday 18 July to Thursday 21 September


Term Four
 Monday 9 October to Thursday 7 December

Curriculum Secondary

Secondary school is an exciting step for students. There are new challenges and new rewards.  Students undergo personal growth as they develop intellectually and are exposed to areas of academic, sporting and personal achievement. Students will begin to make decisions and choices regarding their own education and the direction that they wish to undertake in the future.

Austin Cove Baptist College aims to equip students for their future life, study and work. With that in mind, the College aims to provide a curriculum that is innovative, challenging and comprehensive. The choice of subjects and activities within the curriculum recognises that all students have varied skills and abilities as well as a wide variety of interests and ambitions for their future.

Year 7

Year 7 is the first year of Secondary School and as such provides an introduction to the routine and rigour of the senior school. There is a balance between the Core Subjects of English, Maths, Science and SOSE and the specialist elective subjects which students cycle through term by term. Students also study a Language Other Than English (LOTE), Physical Education, Health, Computing and Applied Christian Education (ACE). Support is given to every student so that they feel at ease developing new personal organisation and time management skills as well as new study habits.

Term One is marked by a Year 7 camp. This provides a relaxed and fun-filled opportunity for all students to get to know one another. There are also other opportunities during the year for social events provided just for Year 7 students.

Years 8, 9 and 10

Students continue to study a set curriculum of core subjects (English, Mathematics, Science and SOSE), Physical Education, Health and ACE during Years 8 to 10. There is a variety of specialist electives to extend student interest and learning. These electives range from Creative Writing to Physical Recreation; Business to Drama; Materials to Physical Theatre (acrobatics); and Information technology to Visual Art.

Support programs are also in place for students struggling with literacy and numeracy. All students are tested in numeracy, comprehension and vocabulary skills at the commencement of each year. This testing helps to guide staff in programs that will assist students to improve their skills in these areas in a positive and encouraging environment.

In Year 10, students will be involved in various career guidance activities as well as Work Experience. Both of these aspects of the Year 10 program assist students in their choice of subjects for Year 11 as well as providing a basis for personal growth and maturity.

Years 11 and 12

The College has put together a wide choice of subjects for Year 11 and 12. The subjects allow students to choose from a University pathway, TAFE, traineeships or employment. Courses include varied subjects such as Chemistry, Media, Modern History, Food Science and Technology as well as the Vocational Education and Training courses of Sport and Recreation, Business and Furniture Design.

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in Work Place Learning, a selective program which allows students to take part in workplace training for one day a week. This is an excellent foundation for prospective employment.

 

ENGLISH   |   MATHEMATICS   |   SCIENCE   |   SOSE   |   PERFORMING ARTS

LOTE   |  PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 

 

 

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