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University Preferences Closes Soon

Date: September 12, 2017

Please note that the due date for online applications is 28 September.   The QTAC website has some great resource including

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Students Rose to the Challenge in Debating Competition

Date: September 12, 2017

Suncoast has had a successful debating season with the involvement of 21 students across Years 6 – 12. Students rose

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Athletes Shine at Regional Track and Field Trials

Date: September 11, 2017

We have again watched in awe as our athletes competed at the Regional Track and Field Trials last week and

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Students Excel at Opti-Minds Tournment

Date: August 29, 2017

Last Saturday night, three teams of Year 5/6 students competed at the regional Opti-Minds Tournament at Caloundra Christian College. Students

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Resilience in the Face of Adversary

Date: August 29, 2017

Even though Suncoast is the youngest chess club to compete in the Inter-school Chess Tournament for 2017 on the Sunshine

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MLTAQ Speech Competition

Date: August 29, 2017

Last Sunday, four of our Year 5 students represented Suncoast at the Modern Language Teachers Association Queensland’s (MLTAQ) 10th Annual

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  1. Oct 11

    Year 7 in 2018 Information Night

    October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    YEAR 7 IN 2018 – MIDDLE YEARS INFORMATION EVENING  “There is no doubt that the

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  2. Oct 12

    Hopping into Prep Open Morning

    October 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Hopping into Prep 2017 Open Morning Thursday 12 October 9:00am- 10:30am   Experience Hopping into

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  3. Oct 16

    Pupil Free Day

    October 16

    Pupil Free Day – Verification & Moderation Day

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  4. Oct 27

    Day for Daniel

    October 27

    On Friday 27 October, staff and students are invited to participate in the annual Day

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  5. Nov 08
  6. Nov 15

    Senior Years Presentation Night

    November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Telephone Main: 07 5451 3600

International: + 61 7 5451 3600

Facsimile: 07 5442 2212


Absentee Line: 07 5451 3602

Primary Office: 07 5451 3652

Secondary Office: 07 5451 3628

Contact Us

Email: info@suncoastcc.qld.edu.au

Telephone Main: 07 5451 3600

International: + 61 7 5451 3600

Facsimile: 07 5442 2212


Absentee Line: 07 5451 3602

Primary Office: 07 5451 3652

Secondary Office: 07 5451 3628

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Middle Years

" Sharing a student’s journey with their parents as they see their children walk from their teens to young adults is both exciting and challenging. At Suncoast, it is our privilege to provide a safe and supportive environment for this journey. " Phil Rockliff, Head of Secondary

The Middle Years is a significant time of schooling for our young people. During this time, we seek to meet the needs of children moving into their time of adolescence. The transition from childhood to adulthood is more challenging today than ever before. At Suncoast we have developed (and continue to refine), a tailor-made program for Years 7-9.

What an exciting and challenging time as we share the journey with your children. At this stage the students’ creativity, energy and level of interest are exploding and we want to make the most of this – to make sure that their learning is both engaging and fun. It will include learning from mistakes, rejoicing in the successes, and time in prayer for each other.

 

Curriculum1Middle Years learning focuses on encouraging the student to negotiate the curriculum according to interests and passion through a wide range of electives.

 

 

Students study English, Mathematics, Humanities, Christian Studies, Health and Physical Education and Science as core subjects. In Year 7 students sample all the electives from which they can choose in Year 8 and 9.

The curriculum for English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities are based on the Australian curriculum, while other subjects draw from the Qld Essential Learning syllabuses.

Opportunities for students are provided to practise and demonstrate understanding and skills in a variety of contexts whilst developing their unique gifts and abilities.

Middle Years extra curriculum mudMiddle Years students participate in a variety of experiences that help educate the whole person.
  •  Readers Cup
  • Debating
  • Camps
  • Public Speaking
  • Student Representative Council and student Leadership Programs
  • National English, Mathematics and Information Technology Competitions
  • In-house event catering opportunities for Hospitality students

Subject Selection Year 7

Students will experience each of the elective subjects offered in Middle Years over the course of the year, spending approximately a term on each.  The elective subjects are compulsory in Year 7 but will form the basis for elective subject choices in Years 8 and 9.

Core SubjectsElectives
EnglishFood & Textile Technologies
HumanitiesDesign & Technologies
Christian StudiesDigital Technologies
MathematicsArt
ScienceDrama
Health and Physical EducationMusic
Dance
Economics & Business
Media

Subject Selection Years 8 & 9

There are eight elective subjects offered in Years 8 and 9, of which students will study four.  Elective subjects provide opportunities for students to develop skills in a range of areas according to their interests and giftings.

Core SubjectsElectives
EnglishFood & Textile Technologies
HumanitiesDesign & Technologies
Christian StudiesDigital Technologies
MathematicsArt
ScienceDrama
Health and Physical EducationMusic
Dance
Economics & Business
Media

Information Learning Technology

All Secondary students will be in the 1:1 Notebook Program, equipped with a computer for use at home and at school. A campus-wide wireless network ensures students can be online and connected to the Internet anywhere on site. Each student is protected online at home and at school by Netbox Blue, a powerful internet and content filter, which is installed on every College computer.  This ensures the appropriate safety restrictions are in place.

Sports Program

A commitment to health and fitness is important at Suncoast. Students engage in authentic, creative, experiential, challenging, interactive and achievable experiences. Students participate in SCISSA (Sunshine Coast Independent Schools Sporting Association) and Inter-school and club competitions in Netball, Basketball and Rugby Union.

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Performing Arts Opportunities

A love for the Arts is encouraged at Suncoast. Students regularly perform at Chapels, assemblies and special events such as the Onstage variety concert, the biannual production, Easter Celebration and end of year celebrations. Choirs, Dance Eisteddfods, Chapel Bands, Performance Band and Dance Company, provide a world of performing opportunities. Many students also choose to participate in the Voice & Instrumental program’s (VIP), Speech, Drama & Dance classes, offered at the College .

VIP Program

Christian & Community Service

The College is committed to teaching our students the value of having a servant heart, particularly to those people in our community whose lives have been altered through tragic personal circumstances and hardships.

Students have the opportunity to be involved in the annual overseas mission trip, local community volunteering, fundraising for ‘Compassion’ Children, 40 Hour Famine, Day for Daniel and the annual Senior Citizens Easter celebrations and various community volunteering projects.

Serving Our Community

Leadership Opportunities

Students are provided with leadership opportunities as they grow in their Christian character, learning to be an example to younger students. Middle Years leaders are given the opportunity to serve and represent the College, speaking at external and internal events. Sports Captains serve the College community by working alongside staff at school carnivals.

Pastoral Care

The Chaplaincy team consists of the Director of Student Development and Life
Coach and the Secondary School Chaplain.Together they provide pastoral care, life skills coaching both in and out of class, and organise weekly Chapel for the students to continually grow in their knowledge and understanding of God’s love for them.

The Chaplaincy team is in place to assist students and their families as they navigate their way through the school years. It is understood that this stage of life can present many challenges that are unexpected and often very difficult.

We consider it a privilege to be given the opportunity to work with the families who are a part of our community.

Christian Studies are incorporated into the curriculum across the College and the Chaplaincy Service compliments this with a very caring, supportive and motivational intention.

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