A Variety of Subject Choices
At Hope Christian College, Years 10-12 are the senior years. This culminates in their completion of the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). In these three years, students see the end of their compulsory schooling prior to embarking on courses of tertiary study or careers in the work force. In many ways, years 10-12 represent the ‘business end’ of schooling.
Regardless of which pathway students select, achievement up to the end of Year 9 forms the basis for the courses undertaken in Years 10, 11 and 12. This achievement will, in part, determine student success in the Senior School. Moreover, the importance of student achievement in today’s fiercely competitive labour market cannot be underestimated.
Student choices at Senior School level should relate to future study and career interests. A range of subjects, assessed in different ways, allows Hope Christian College to offer a realistic and relevant choice of subject combinations for Years 10-12 students. From these, students can select a course to satisfy their own requirements, and to meet those of the South Australian Certificate of Education.
The various subjects being offered will give students the opportunity to select the most appropriate course, enabling them to enter the tertiary institution or career path of their choice. The College urges parents to play an active part in the selection of their children’s course, and to consult with the College over the final choices if required. We are committed to maintaining and developing strong and successful academic traditions established at this level by our Senior School students.
The strong foundation the students receive in their Junior years at Hope Christian College helps to prepare them for Middle Schooling and to be life-long learners.
Created in the Image of God
At Hope Christian College we teach our students that each is an individual, created in the image of God with a unique purpose to fulfill as part of a greater picture. Hope Christian College Seniors are encouraged to respect others, act responsibly and make a positive impact in the local, national and global community. All students participate in a weekly celebration of the Christian faith through student led chapel, where student leaders share their faith stories in peer to peer evangelism and worship.
The Hope Christian College Senior Christian Life program is central to our curriculum and students discuss faith, the Bible and explore issues from a Christian worldview. As part of student well-being, the program is designed to not only educate our students in important facts but also prepare them to make safe decisions. The program includes drug and alcohol, safe partying, cyber-safety and driver education seminars.
We believe that all students have a right to learn in a caring and nurturing environment and Hope Christian College Seniors are taught the principle of DUO (Do Unto Others). Culturally inclusive, Hope Christian College Senior School has a vibrant multicultural community life with students from diverse ethnic backgrounds.
Opportunities Through Unique Programs
Hope Christian College Seniors encounter many decisions throughout their final years of schooling. Not only do they have to make subject choices and choose career pathways, they begin to make decisions about how they will interact as young adults in the wider community. Students are provided with opportunities to explore and achieve their goals through various programs and services including:
- Year 11 Work Experience program
- Career Counseling
- Course Information Evenings
- VET Programs in a variety of areas
- School Based Apprenticeships
- Missions trips to the Philippines & Africa
- Hope Christian College Community Life program (student leadership program)
Throughout their senior years, Hope Christian College Seniors will visit a variety of University and TAFE campuses, attend a career expo and interact with visitors from industry and business through various onsite and off-site presentations.
Hope Christian College Senior School students have the opportunity to participate in and experience many unique programs in a range of areas. Hope Christian College Seniors regularly represent the school in various events throughout the school year including: the Balaklava Music & Performance Eisteddfod, CSA Conferences, Tournament of Minds, various Athletics and Sporting Carnivals, Poetry and Creative Writing Competitions, Student Leadership Conferences, Science, Mathematics and Engineering Challenges and competitions.
On-site holiday seminars and workshops are held across a variety of subject areas by Hope Christian College Senior School teachers for students in Year 12. Many senior classes are taught in small groups which assists students to exceed their expectations. Hope Christian College Senior School teachers are always willing to devote one on one time to students. Small class sizes in Hope Christian College are advantageous to students receiving personal attention from teaching staff and extra assistance in the classroom to achieve their goals.
Senior School Laptop Program
The Hope Christian College Senior School Laptop Program seeks to provide equitable access to technology for students in their final years of schooling. Similarly, the Senior School Study Centre is open for student access before and after school as well as during study periods. It is a place where students can access technology, meet with teachers for extra tuition and study independently.