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Senior School

Stepping Into A New Season

At the start of Senior School our students step into a new learning adventure and bravely decide how best to use the gifts and talents that God has given them.

Our Senior School curriculum offers rigour, innovation and flexibility that enables our graduates to develop their full academic, creative, personal, physical, moral and spiritual potential.

Learning Journeys

We provide students with four distinct ‘Learning Journeys’ to choose from.

These journeys allow students to explore and develop their interests and talents, and to prepare for their SACE journey and beyond.

We want to partner with parents in choosing the right path for their child as they enter their senior years. We believe each student is uniquely blessed and will work with you to help select the path that makes sense for them.

Subject Selection

We understand that every student has unique interests and strengths. That’s why we offer a wide range of subjects for selection in our Senior School curriculum.

Our aim is to cater to each individual student’s needs, providing them with the opportunity to pursue their passions and achieve their goals. In addition to the diversity of subjects, we strive to maintain a sense of community and belonging at our school. Our students are encouraged to build connections with others and develop relationships with their teachers.

We believe that a safe and supportive environment where students feel empowered to ask questions is essential for our students’ growth and development, both academically and personally.

View our full subject selection range in our Senior School Handbook

Leading the way in SACE

We are proud to be a leading school in the SACE Pilot Program to revitalise the research project and personal learning plan. This has led to the implementation of the newly formed Exploring Identities and Futures (EIF) and Activating Identities and Futures (AIF).

EIF focuses on exploring identities and building connections with others, while AIF allows students to take control of their learning and pursue an area of interest.

These new subjects aim to help students discover their strengths and see that the purpose and value of learning is much more than knowledge and grades.

Students will explore identity, develop agency, and pursue their interests. They will gain the confidence and skills they need to pursue their passions and achieve their goals.

Vocational Education and Training

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is a valuable option for Senior School students who are certain about their chosen career path. VET allows students to acquire practical skills and expertise in a particular trade or occupation, preparing them for the workforce directly after graduation.

Full details about the flexibility of VET in the SACE are available on the SACE website.

Popular VET courses in recent years have included (but are not limited to):

  • Certificate I, II, III in Animal Studies
  • Certificate II, III in Agriculture
  • Certificate II in Automotive Servicing
  • Certificate II in Construction Pathways
  • Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
  • Certificate III in Visual Arts (Photo Imaging)
  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care or Disability)
  • Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology (Vetamorphus)

 

View more about VET in our Senior School Handbook

Wellbeing and Pastoral Care

We understand that senior years can be a stressful time for students, which is why we prioritise their mental health and wellbeing. Our school provides a nurturing and supportive environment where students can grow, learn, and reach their full potential.

Our wellbeing and pastoral care program is embedded in every aspect of our school, ensuring that every student receives the care and support they need to thrive. Our dedicated wellbeing team is dedicated to supporting the social, emotional, and spiritual development of our students, while also ensuring their physical and mental wellbeing.

We offer a range of tools and techniques to proactively support students’ mental health, including a reflective garden, a therapy dog named Spencer, and counselling services from highly trained professionals. We also have a range of other tools such as wellbeing plans, mentoring programs, break cards, referrals, health care support, and monitored break rooms.

A supportive and confidential environment is essential for students to address personal and academic challenges, develop coping skills, and enhance overall wellbeing. We encourage our students to be respectful, compassionate, and empathetic towards each other, which creates a positive and supportive school community.

Our strong anti-bullying policy and procedures ensure that every student feels safe and supported, promoting a sense of belonging and positivity. With our holistic approach to wellbeing, we are confident that our students will have the tools and support they need to navigate the stresses of senior years and flourish both academically and personally.

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Visiting Torrens Valley Christian School is an essential step in getting a feel for our unique culture, values, and learning environment. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore our campus, observe our teaching methods, and meet our dedicated staff. This will help you understand our approach to education and decide whether our school is the right fit for your child's academic and personal growth.

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