Senior Secondary Programme | Coomera Anglican College

Preparing for Adult Life

Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 are beginning to plan for their future beyond school and can select subject areas of particular interest to maximise their future options for tertiary study or employment

The Senior Secondary Campus caters for the interests and passions of all our students and allows them to concentrate on achieving their best during their final years of secondary education. It also fosters excellence in an environment that assists students to become independent learners who are able to achieve their goals, with a focus on a positive future.

The highly qualified teaching staff have developed the academic programme in line with the National Curriculum. In addition to the core subjects of English, Humanities, Mathematics, Religious and Values Education and Science, Year Ten students are offered a wide variety of specialist subjects in Key Learning Areas such as Physical Education, the Arts, Technology, Design, Languages, and Business, enabling students to make well informed decisions regarding their future pathways

Career Pathways

While the majority of our students aspire to enter University, great careers don’t always begin at University level. In the senior years of schooling students are able to undertake a variety of pathways, depending on their career aspirations. The flexibility in the curriculum caters for the individual, allowing students to undertake outside learning opportunities whilst still at school if so desired. This can be integrated into a simultaneous work placement, traineeship or apprenticeship.

The College staff actively support the individual needs of every child to ensure they are well prepared for their future. A very high percentage of students obtain first round offers to tertiary institutions and our graduates are often accepted into high level courses which require exceptional folios or auditions.

The College recognises that students must be prepared for a future in a technological work environment with an increasing degree of career mobility. In order to aid this development, we believe it is essential to promote a secure and friendly learning environment where students are encouraged to maximise their potential. Students are supported as they explore different pathways and their achievements are celebrated. This results in students achieving strong academic results and possessing the ability and confidence to operate in a rapidly changing global environment.

Pastoral Care

In the senior years at Coomera Anglican College students are assigned to a Pastoral Care class comprised of students from their House (Gibbs, Smith, Morris, Lane) - at their year level.

Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 are confronted with much change in their lives. For this reason, students participate in a Personal Development Programme designed to develop skills, knowledge, attitudes and understandings that enable students to value and lead healthy lifestyles and to develop as responsible global citizens. This programme focuses on key personal development skills such as Mindfulness, Wellbeing, Study Skills, Career Planning, Sexual Health, Drug Education, Cyber Safety and so on.

In addition, leadership opportunities together with opportunities to be involved in an exciting cocurricular programme, ensure that Coomera Anglican College students are well-supported and well-prepared to move out into the wider world.

Subjects in Senior Secondary
  • English
  • English as an Additional Language
  • Literature
  • English Extension
  • English Communication
  • Geography
  • Ancient History
  • Modern History
  • Mathematics
  • Essential Mathematics
  • General Mathematics
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Specialist Mathematics
  • Humanities
  • Legal Studies
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Business Education
  • Accounting
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Physical Education
  • Religious & Values Education
  • Visual Art
  • Drama
  • Media
  • Film, Television and New Media
  • Music
  • Graphics
  • Design Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Information Processing Technology
  • Robotics
  • Digital Technology
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
Technology

All students from Pre-Prep to Year 12 use computers and other related technology on a daily basis. In addition to specialist elearning rooms, technology is available in all classrooms through a variety of means. Primary classrooms are fitted with electronic whiteboards and/or banks of laptops computers and iPads. The College eMind Programme provides secondary students with take home laptop computers, tablets and other devices.

All College classrooms are fitted with large, high-resolution, interactive audio-visual displays. These enable teachers to deliver engaging digital content that supports a range of modern teaching and learning techniques. Our enterprise grade network and cloud computing systems offer a range of technology-related education functions that are second to none.

Supported by the modern technology infrastructure and eLearning Support staff our students develop mastery of valuable skills including digital imagery, graphic design, multi-media creation, computer aided design (CAD), 3D printing and laser cutting. Also currently popular activities include robotics, virtual and augmented reality, music composition, coding, research skills, and academic writing.

At Coomera Anglican College, we take Cyber safety seriously. We are proud to partner with Family Zone. Family Zone is a complete online cyber safety solution that protects your children at College, at home and when they are out and about. 

The College will be one of the first schools to take a whole of College approach making Family Zone available to our families from Preparatory to Year 12.  Family Zone will be available to all our families as part of your College fees.  

It is available on College supplied devices, as part of our eMind programme, but will also allow families to provide protection on other devices at home. 

Sports

Weekly Sport is a part of every student's life at Coomera Anglican College. The APS (Associated Private Schools) Competition Season is held in Term 2 (Winter sports) and Term 4 (Summer Sports). All students from Year 4 to Year 12 select a sporting preference for each season and if necessary, trials are held to determine team allocations.

Sports include Hockey, Netball (girls only), Rugby (boys only), Soccer, Volleyball, Touch Football, Water Polo, AFL, Football, Basketball, Softball (girls only), Tennis, Cricket (boys only), T-Ball (Primary), European Handball (Primary). The competition is held on a weekly basis during school time two terms of the year. In the other terms competition time is allocated for training in the sport for the upcoming season. During the competition terms, after school training once each week is compulsory.

All students also compete in our annual College House Carnivals in Swimming (Term 1), Cross Country Run (Term 2) and Athletics (Term 3).

Music

All students from Preparatory to Year 8 enjoy the benefits of Music classes held in our purpose built performing arts facility. Students may continue to study Music as an elective subject from years 9 – 12, and Music Extension is also on offer to Year 12 students. A range of skills are taught from music theory to composition, singing and playing instruments. Small groups and individual tuition is available from specialists in a wide variety of instruments.

There are also a large range of opportunities to participate in one of our many performance ensembles. Our College musical is held every alternate year and student musicians are encouraged to participate in the band – a wonderful opportunity to be part of a live stage production.

Students have access to a large range of private instrumental tuition with specialist tutors at the College. Tuition is available in Brass, Strings, Woodwind, Percussion, Guitar, Voice, Theory, Piano/Keyboard and there are some instruments which are available to students for hire. Students can choose to complete external Music examinations from syllabuses such as the Australian Music Examinations Board.

A variety of performance ensembles have been formed and students are encouraged to join one of them as part of their instrumental commitment: Visit the Music Programme page for more information.