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Thank You Little Learners Staff

Date: September 12, 2018

Last Wednesday, we celebrated our Little Learners early childhood educators for their amazing contribution and dedication to each of our

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No Limits

Date: September 10, 2018

Jesse De Jong – Pilot At 15 years of age, Suncoast Christian College student, Jesse De Jong is one of

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ASPIRE Students Compete in Opti-MINDS

Date: August 29, 2018

Last weekend, our Year 5 and 6 ASPIRE students competed in the Sunshine Coast Regional Opti-MINDS competition at Caloundra Christian

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Subject Expo Launch a Success

Date: August 28, 2018

Conversations about all things Year 11 in 2019 were had at the recent Subject Expo & Information Evening. Our Year

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Students Excel at Languages Speech Contest

Date: August 28, 2018

Congratulations to six of our Year 6 students – Sofia Dalgliesh, Edward Hemberg, Livvi Webster, Nicola Penny, Sarah Hockin, Kaitlin Sinclair who represented

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Success at Districts

Date: August 27, 2018

After a long day of tough competition at the District Athletics Carnival, we are so amazed with our fantastic athletes,

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  1. Oct 10

    Year 7 in 2019 Information Night

    October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    YEAR 7 IN 2019 – MIDDLE YEARS INFORMATION EVENING  “There is no doubt that the

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  2. Oct 22

    Pupil Free Day

    October 22

    Pupil Free Day – Verification & Moderation Day

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  3. Oct 26

    Day for Daniel

    October 26

    On Friday 26 October, staff and students are invited to participate in the annual Day

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  4. Oct 26

    Whole School Fun Colour Run

    October 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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  5. Oct 31

    Open Morning

    October 31 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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

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  6. Nov 07

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

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.

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