The Senior School at King’s College, from Year 7 to Year 12, offers an outstanding program of academic, vocational, sporting, cultural and social experiences to cater for student’s individual needs and interests preparing them for life after VCE.
The transition from Primary school to Secondary school is an exciting time for students. It is the next stage in a lifelong educational journey leading to new experiences and challenges. After the relatively familiar surroundings of primary school, it can be daunting moving to senior school where there are so many new experiences to navigate.
King’s College has many initiatives in place to ensure the transition to secondary school is a positive experience for our students and their parents. All of this is underpinned by a strong commitment to our Student Wellbeing program.
Unique to the Warrnambool region is the Connect Program for Year 9 students. This program specifically caters for the needs of Year 9 students. It serves as a bridge to the final three years of schooling by incorporating a wide range of excellent developmental opportunities including the completion of the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award, a week-long community service tour and a five-day expedition along the Great South-West Walk. Click here to find out more about this program.
The Year 10 program is aimed at preparing students for VCE and the increased academic demands that will be required. Students complete the compulsory subjects of the Australian Curriculum as well as some school-based electives. They are introduced to the rigors of the VCE by completing one subject at Unit 1 & 2 form a selected range of subjects.
Since King’s College began offering VCE programs in 2002, students have consistently achieved some of the best results in the South West.
Courses available vary from year to year depending on student interest and aim to provide the necessary breadth for students to pursue their desired pathways. Studies not offered at King’s College may be pursued through Distance Education. VCE studies are supplemented with Personal Development and Christian Studies courses.
While many students from King’s College have been successful in being accepted into university courses across the full spectrum of disciplines including medicine, veterinary science, engineering, law, journalism and teaching, others have qualified in a variety of trade related industries.
The VCE Vocational Major is a hands-on VCE Certificate. Students complete vocational subjects, a VCE subject and a TAFE Certificate. The VCE VM includes Literacy Skills, Foundation Mathematics, Personal Development Skills and Work Related Skills. The VCE VM Certificate is an excellent qualification for students looking to undertake further TAFE studies or enter the workforce at the end of Year 12.
The College provides high levels of pastoral care. Students have access to pastoral care teachers as well as male and female College Chaplains. The College takes a restorative approach to managing student behaviour, looking to restore relationships between people when things go wrong.
Our pastoral care program focuses on Christian values and includes a Positive Education Program. This approach provides a strong sense of wellbeing, belonging and security that affirms students in their dignity and self-worth, assisting students to achieve their full potential: physically, socially, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.
Serving others and serving the community are central to the College philosophy. Students in Senior School have many opportunities to serve including: