1. Do we offer the same curriculum as other colleges in NSW?
Yes. Our college is a fully registered and accredited non-government college in NSW. We are required to teach our students the same syllabuses as every other registered college in NSW. The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), previously BOSTES, is responsible for developing the syllabuses to be taught in NSW from Kindergarten through to Year 12. All our teachers are fully accredited with NESA.
2. Do we offer electives in Stage 5 (Yr 9/10)?
Yes. In Stage 5, our students participate in Introductory electives (10 hour courses), Intermediate electives (25 hour courses) and Independent electives (100 hour courses). Elective areas include; Study & Personal Skills, Creativity & Science and Health & Well-being. There are over 25 elective courses within these areas. For a full list of courses please contact the office.
3. What does our HSC program look like?
We offer the HSC via the vertical or compressed model of delivery. This model means:
- Students complete 3 full HSC subjects in Year 11 and then 3 full HSC subjects in Year 12.
- Students complete 3 HSC exams at the end of each year.
- Classes will include both Year 11 and Year 12 students.
- Year 11 classes commence prior to the start of the normal college year (Term 4, Week 5).
4. What subjects do we currently offer in our HSC program?
ATAR subjects – English, Maths, Business Studies, Biology, Investigating Science, Earth and the Environmental Science, Society & Culture, Modern History, Ancient History, Information Processing Technology, Community & Family Studies and PDHPE.
Non-ATAR subjects – English Studies, Cert II in Business Services, Sport Lifestyle and Recreation Studies, VET Sport and Recreation, VET Sport Coaching.
The AFC ‘C’ Coaching licence is available to our HSC football students with coaching sessions and evaluations performed on site.
5. What do students do during their sport time if they are injured?
For short term injuries, students are instructed to seek professional advice from a doctor or physio and come to training with a specialised program. Our athletic development coaches will supervise their rehabilitation programs.
For long term injuries, the same as above will take place with the addition of providing a teacher supervised classroom for students to continue their class work.
6. How is strength and conditioning included as part of the college sport program?
For our Junior College students and our Yr 7/8 students, our strength & conditioning program is based around physical literacy which is overseen by our Head of Athletic Development. This involves activities which focus on speed, agility, flexibility and balance and does not involve a weights program.
For Senior College students in stage 5 (Yr 9/10) & stage 6 (Yr 11/12), our strength & conditioning program is based around building a body that is sport specific. Our college gym, aka “The Shed” is the hub for a sport specific gym program and it is overseen by our Head of Athletic Development.