Our Senior School – Years 7 to 12
Senior School is intentionally designed to provide a stimulating and supportive learning environment for each child as they move through their adolescence.
The curriculum, in alignment with the pastoral care program, creates a supportive and engaging learning environment, while promoting accepting, belonging and creativity from all students as they learn about themselves as individuals and as part of the wider community.
Our older students’ learning continues to be organised around the key learning areas of the Australian Curriculum. In the middle years of senior school (years 7-9), the focus is on supporting students transitioning from primary school and commencing in a formal high school model of learning. They continue with their core subjects (English, Mathematics, Science and HASS) while extending their exposure to more specialist subjects in HPE, The Arts, and Technologies.
In the senior years (10-12), students begin mapping out their individual learning pathway as the foundation for life beyond school. Our flexible curriculum pathways allow the students to define their path towards vocational options, tertiary study and/or employment. Starting with the SET plan in Year 10, the College works in partnership with students and their families to define their plan of action for the senior years. The senior education and training plan (SET) provides the foundation for each student’s Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA). Our teachers and allied health professionals collaborate with families to determine each student’s transition-out plan to see that our students can articulate life beyond learning at Mancel College.