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(Years 10-12)

Senior School life is challenging, varied and exciting, providing a variety of new possibilities for our students. The Senior School curriculum builds on the foundation laid by the academic and Interest Subject programmes offered in Middle School. In Years 10, 11 & 12, we fine-tune those skills by offering students a wide range of learning experiences and the support of enthusiastic Christian teachers who are there to listen, advise and inspire.

Our students are encouraged to strive for educational excellence, endeavouring to achieve to the best of their ability and are well prepared to achieve the WACE Certificate and a pathway to University, TAFE or the workforce. The College provides a range of courses for those choosing the Tertiary (ATAR) Pathway and a variety of courses and certificates for those choosing the Vocational (General) Pathway, assisting students with the opportunity to  achieve their personal goals and ambitions.

Our Senior School students receive positive support from committed teachers and in most cases small classes. Our students benefit from the close attention that smaller numbers in classes afford and are well prepared for the rigours of further study at Tertiary level, or entry into the workplace.

Students also enjoy pastoral care and support from Form Teachers during these pressure-filled final years of their schooling. Every student in their final year is supported and mentored by a staff member by way of counsel, assistance, encouragement and prayer to help reach their full potential and goal of achieving the WACE Certificate.

In addition to the core academic studies of English, Mathematics, Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences,  the College encourages Senior students to pursue other interests. Programmes in Biblical Studies, Sport and Recreation, Hospitality, Creative Industries Media, Media, Applied Fashion, Information Design and Technology, Materials Design and Technology, Children, Community and the Family, Physical Education Studies, Health Studies and the Arts comprising of Drama, Music and Visual Arts. These subjects provide a balance to their study programme.

Students in the Senior School are also provided with the opportunity of getting a “ real taste”  of the workplace through the Work Experience programme in Year 10 and the Workplace Learning Programme in Year 11 & 12. Our Senior students are also encouraged to participate in service and leadership functions within the College community, including mentoring younger students, leading College worship, serving as Prefects and Chairpersons on a variety of committees, or serving on the College Student Council.

Every student in Year 10 gives two days of Community Service in the wider community. Serving in this way reflects the College ethos, encourages the development of leadership skills and gives students the satisfaction of contributing to the College community.

Senior students at Thornlie Christian College have the full support of a close knit and caring team of staff who are committed to helping them set and achieve their goals. Thus bringing this stage of their learning journey to a rewarding conclusion, ready to be a person of influence and engage life from a Christian worldview utilising the skills to succeed in their life and calling.

Continue reading to find out more about our  Secondary School Subject and Course Information and our Enrolment process.