Each class is required to lead the school’s Chapel meeting once during each term. PACE class teachers generally plan the Chapel with students and preparation often takes place during the PACE class time. Chapel is an opportunity for students to present music, drama and other presentations to their peers.
The Study of the Christian belief system with the view to the exploration and development of a biblical worldview. This is achieved through exegetical bible study, textual criticism, apologetics, discipleship and study of comparative religions.
Secondary students are keen users of information and communication technologies (ICT) particularly the internet and mobile technologies. They are ‘digital natives’always surrounded by technologies and using them from an increasingly early age. For students of all ages there are many social, educational and economic benefits in using ICT. But there are also risks. These risks may include safety and security issues, exposure to inappropriate content and cyber bullying. The Cyber Safety class explores appropriate, inappropriate and safe behaviour when using ICT.
The study of English involves students in reading, viewing, listening to, writing, creating, comparing, researching and talking about a range of text types from the simple to the complex, from texts dealing with concrete and straightforward information to those dealing with increasingly complex and abstract issues and ideas.
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
The PE classes make use of the school’s sports field and gymnasium. Students gain skills in a variety of sports and have the opportunity to compete against students in other local and regional schools. Students also learn about physical and mental well-being and sexuality.
Integrated studies is a subject which combines English, History, Geography and Economics. In this subject we explore how many cultural and sociological elements have affected the past and continue to influence us today. Through this students are encouraged to make predictions regarding where such influences may take us in the future. We try to promote higher level thinking through the use of different types of texts, through group work and discussion and independent research.
LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH (LOTE)
In the LOTE class students begin to understand and use the Greek language on topics related to general interest. They start to exchange personal information, opinions, ideas, feelings and plans orally and gain an insight into the process of independent language learning and self-management.
TEACHER SUPPORTED LEARNING (TSL)
TSL classes are based on an approach to learning know as Mastery Learning. Classes cover areas such as English, Mathematics, History, and Science. The school uses resources from the Accelerated Christian Education program which provides a number of learning benefits for students. Read more…
The Science classes are conducted in the school’s science lab and aims to develop investigative, experimental and inquiry skills in students. Students conduct experiments with scientific apparatus and learn to document and analyse their findings.
Secondary school students take part in woodwork, textiles, food technology and Information and Communication Technology(ICT) classes.
Students are able to experience the Arts through Art classes, instrumental music classes and taking part in drama activities such as the One-Act Plays that are presented at the Victorian Student Convention and the school concert. The school also takes part in the Wodonga Kool Skools project.
You can view our students taking part in the Kool Skools recording project in this movie.