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Proposed Changes to Discrimination Laws

Date: November 19, 2018

You may have heard about or been following the recent political debate about discrimination by faith-based educational institutions and proposed

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First Lego League Champions

Date: November 19, 2018

Recently, Year 6 students, Samson List, Jamahl Wischnat, Joshua Lester and Noah English represented Suncoast at First Lego League (FLL).

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Strength & Shine Graduation Dinner

Date: November 19, 2018

Throughout this last semester, we have been facilitating two courses which are specifically targeted at Year 6 students as they

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Hoop Dreams Come True

Date: November 6, 2018

Recently our students experienced a huge night of Basketball Grand Finals as the Suncoast Intermediate A Boys became Champions in

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Hope Hampers – Give Hope This Christmas

Date: November 6, 2018

Suncoast Church is bringing hope to families this Christmas with their annual Christmas appeal – Hope Hampers. These hampers will

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QLD Track and Field Champions

Date: November 6, 2018

Congratulations to all Suncoast students who recently competed at the Queensland Track and Field Championships. Such a mighty effort and

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  1. Nov 21

    Middle Years Presentation Night

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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  2. Nov 22

    Year 9 Graduation Dinner

    November 22 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

    The evening will be held at Aussie World – The Shed on Thursday 22 November 2018

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  3. Nov 23
  4. Nov 23

    Junior Primary Celebration Morning

    November 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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  5. Nov 26

    Year 7 in 2019 Orientation Day

    November 26 @ 8:15 am - 2:45 pm

    Monday 26 November 8:15am – 2:45pm Lecture Theatre

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  6. Nov 28

    Upper Primary Celebration Evening

    November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Telephone Main: 07 5451 3600

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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.

 

Middle 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 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.

Sports Page

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 SunArts programs, Speech, Drama & Dance classes, offered at the College.

SunArts 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.