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Senior School

Wahroonga Adventist School is excited to have nearly completed its expansion into a full Prep to Year 12 co-education Christian School, with Year 12 commencing in 2021.

Our Senior School students are recognised as future leaders. It is therefore our aim, through the unique educational experience provided, to prepare them for life beyond our campus.

The senior learning years are both challenging and exciting. During this time, students extend and refine their learning, develop habits of mind and study practices that will serve them well in the future, and establish mature, healthy relationships with one another and their community.

What makes senior schooling so distinctive is that students gradually take the lead role in their own educational development. In Years 9 and 10, they experiment with a broad range of subjects in a variety of faculty areas. This leads them towards choices for Years 11 and 12 as they set their sights on academic and career pathways. A combination of subject-specific study side by side a broad range of co-curricular activities helps them develop their individual identity and pursue their interests and talents.

The mentoring relationships between students and teachers at this time is very important. Our teachers are experienced at working alongside senior students, guiding them to think critically and creatively about their subjects, showing them how to be responsible and interact maturely, and helping them to reach their full potential.

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We help your child develop values based on the qualities displayed by Jesus. These values will contribute to shaping their characters as adults. Love, justice, compassion, forgiveness, service, humility, courage, hope and appreciation are taught explicitly during morning devotional time and our weekly chapel service. They are also inherent in the way we instruct, guide and support students in their daily learning activities and social interactions.

Senior School focuses on service to others and leadership. Under the mentorship of caring teachers and chaplains, all senior students are given opportunities to lead out in music, sports and service activities. In Year 12, it is their turn to mentor the younger students and lead the school. This not only contributes to students' emotional wellbeing and community connectedness, but also allows them to grow in maturity and gain an understanding of what is required for good leadership and strong community.

Years 9 & 10

  • Biblical Studies
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education
  • Science (Biology, Physics and Chemistry)
  • 2 x 200 hour electives

Please Note: Electives are based on student interests so may change from year to year.

Year 11 & 12

Subject choices consist of mandatory subjects and a wide array of electives.  Students are also given the opportunity to achieve their career goals by incorporating subjects of interest through distance education and TVET.

 

Personal excellence is a focus in every classroom, with assessments and activities used as a basis for extending those who show greater levels of interest and ability. Further extension opportunities are available through international competitions and assessments for schools (ICAS) and co-curricular activities distinctive to Senior School. In Years 11 and 12, extension is offered in elite levels of English and mathematics.  Students also have the option of studying subjects of interest through Distance Education and TVET.

Our classrooms are digitally equipped with age-appropriate technology. This enhances the delivery of the curriculum, caters to a broad range of learning styles, and allows students to solve problems, work, and connect with each other in today's world. Senior School students also have access to internet-based research and appropriate software and learning technology.

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Music tuition
  • Taking part in the weekly chapel service
  • Captaincy and leadership opportunities
  • Community service opportunities
  • Sports Carnivals and Gala Days
  • CSSA interschool sports competition (high school)

Our classroom teachers and year level coordinators are on the front line of pastoral care as they interact with students on a day to day basis. We have an anti-bullying policy and discipline practices that are designed to build harmonious relationships and resolve issues of concern or conflict openly and respectfully.

Our chaplains provide support to students, staff and school families regardless of their faith. They are active in coordinating programs for social wellbeing and emotional development, interacting with students in the playground and offering a friendly listening ear, mentoring students with behavioural or emotional needs, enhancing engagement with the broader community, and providing a range of opportunities for spiritual reflection. In times of loss and trauma, they provide additional support to individuals, families and the school community.

Click here to view chaplaincy policy.

Our school counsellor is available for more specific social-emotional needs that require specialist assistance or outside referral.

Click here to view school counsellor policy.

We value our partnership with parents and recognise that when school and parents have shared expectations, positive behaviour and change for the better is most likely to occur. Concerned parents are welcome to contact their child's teacher, school chaplain, school counsellor or administration at any time.