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Bubble Trouble

Date: March 28, 2017

Students in 2L were given the Innovation Challenge of designing their own bubble machine last week. They used: Science to


SunArts Drama Show Theatrical Talent

Date: March 14, 2017

SunArts Drama and Acting Up! Youth Theatre Academy has a variety of theatrical talent on display at present with music teacher


Year 9 Learn Survival Skills on Adventure Camp

Date: March 14, 2017

Recently, our College took the Year 9 cohort on a week long camp to Brooyah State Forest.  The four day


Year 12 Students Overcome Challenges at Leadership Camp

Date: March 14, 2017

Some would describe camp as a time full of laughs and excitement, while for others, it will be remembered as


Your Kids: Are They Rhubarb or Beans?

Date: February 27, 2017

For a long time I thought that parents shaped their children. I believed that we coached, mentored and disciplined them

Student boxing at Suncoast Christian College

Year 11 Packs a Punch

Date: February 16, 2017

Year 11 HPE class packed a punch this week as personal trainer Amy Borg joined them to provide a special opportunity

  1. Apr 21

    Cross Country Carnival

    April 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Date: Friday 21 April Venue: College Oval Primary Events: 9:00am – 12:45pm (Junior Primary return to

  2. Apr 24

    Primary Parent/Teacher Interviews

    April 24

    Primary Parent-Teacher Meetings will be held on Monday 24 April (3:30pm – 8:15pm) and Wednesday

  3. Apr 25

    ANZAC Day Commemoration March

    April 25 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    We warmly invite College students to play their part in this year’s ANZAC Day Commemorations

  4. Apr 26

    Secondary Parent/Teacher/Student Conference

    April 26 - April 27

    Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences will be held on Monday 24 April and Wednesday 26 April from 3:30pm

  5. May 03

    Open Morning

    May 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

    You are warmly invited to our Open Morning Please join our staff and students to

  6. May 20

    Esther the Musical

    May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    The story of Esther, is from a book in the Old Testament where King Ahasuerus



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Senior Years

" My son has often commented on the seemingly endless time, advice and guidance that the teachers have given him, along with encouragement to enable him to succeed in his Senior Years. " College Parent

Senior Years is a time of growing in personal responsibility, of advanced learning, the setting of life goals and of spiritual growth. It is an exciting and fulfilling three years as students approach their graduation.

It is to our Seniors that we look for guidance in terms of setting the tone and culture of our College. Over the years we have been proud of the standards set and role modelling of our Senior students; decency, honesty, integrity, courage and faithfulness are all attributes that we strive for at Suncoast.

Senior students are leaders. They express this through leadership of the Year Level Delegate Committee, their involvement in performing arts, sport and in community activities. The Senior badge is worn with well-deserved pride.

senior Years - curriculumYear 10 students study the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Christian Studies along with two electives of their choice.

These subjects help to develop skills and concepts necessary for their Year 11 and 12 OP and Vocational subjects and traineeships. The holistic curriculum features work experience, Leadership and Personal Development Camps and Christian Studies program .

CERT III Music ImageRecreational and competitive sport occurs in the timetable for all students. In addition, teams of Senior students compete against other Independent schools in Touch, Rugby, Football, Volleyball and Basketball.

An extensive Voice and Instrumental Program (VIP) supports performance opportunities at Chapels, Assemblies and special events such as the Onstage variety concert, the biannual musical production, Easter and end of year celebrations. Chapel Bands, the Performance Band and Dance Company provide a world of performance opportunities.

Many students also choose to participate in the Voice & Instrumental program’s (VIP), Speech, Drama & Dance classes, offered at the College.

Subject Selection Year 10

The CORE subjects for Year 10 are:
Christian Studies
The two ELECTIVE subjects for Year 10 are selected from the following subjects:
Business StudiesDance
Design & TechnologiesDrama
ArtFood & Textile Technologies
MusicDigital Technologies
Media Studies

Subject Selection Year 11 and 12

Students study 6 subjects: English and Mathematics, and 4 electives.

6 subjects, including Senior English and either Maths A or Maths B


5 subjects, including Senior English and either Maths A or Maths B, and Certificate (ie Cert II Hospitality or Cert III Music) OR Traineeship


6 subjects, can include English Communication, Pre-Vocational Maths, and any number of Certificates OR Traineeship.

English OptionsMathematics OptionsOP SubjectsNON OP Subjects
English (OP)Mathematics A (OP)Ancient HistoryCert III Christian Ministry
English Communication (Non OP)Mathematics B (OP)BiologyCreative Arts
Pre-Vocational Mathematics (Non OP)Business Communications & TechnologiesCert II Hospitality
ChemistryCert I Manufacturing (Year 11) & Certificate I in Furnishing (Year 12)
DanceCert III Music
DramaSchool-based Traineeship or Apprenticeship (Subject to availability)
EconomicsIndustrial Technology Skills
Film, TV and New Media
Home Economics
Legal Studies
Mathematics C
Physical Education
Visual Art
Information Technology Systems

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs at Suncoast provide our students with great pathways into the workforce and further education.

We recognise that there are many pathways to success. These can be solely vocational, with a ‘hands on’ learning emphasis without the OP component or blended, where many students choose a dual pathway that still provides an OP but contains a vocational education and training component.


The following programs are available through various providers:
  • 10432NAT – Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology
    30414 RTO: Mueller College Limited
  • 39292QLD – Certificate IV in Justice Studies
    32123QLD RTO: Unity College
Suncoast Christian College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO No. 30574) and can deliver the following courses:
  • MSA10107 Certificate I in Manufacturing (Pathways)
  • MSF10113 Certificate I in Furnishing
  • SIT20213 Certificate II in Hospitality
  • CUS30109 Certificate III in Music

School-based Traineeship/Apprenticeships

The College currently has approximately 30 school-based trainees and apprentices out in the workforce in vocational areas as diverse as: community recreation officer, hairdressing, hospitality, broadcasting, retail and aeroskills.

School-based traineeships and apprenticeships are integrated into the Senior timetable as one of the six Senior subjects so students may remain OP eligible.

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 also have the opportunity to be involved in biennial overseas mission trips, Bloomhill Cancer Help fundraiser, fundraising for ‘Compassion’ Children, 40 Hour Famine, Day for Daniel, the annual Senior Citizens Easter celebration and various community volunteering projects.

Information Learning Technology

All Secondary students are part of the 1:1 Notebook Program, equipped with a device 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 to ensure proper restrictions and safety is in place.

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.

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

2017 Senior Years Curriculum Handbook

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