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Industrial Technology Skills Utilised in Community Garden

Date: May 15, 2018

Our Year 12 Industrial Technology students have just finalised their 2018 project for the College Community Garden. For this project,

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Students Harness Their Passion for the Environment

Date: May 14, 2018

Recently, 9 members of the Suncoast War on Waste leadership team along with 300 other environmental leaders from schools across

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Arts Incursion – The Tarantella

Date: May 14, 2018

Last week, the Primary Students enjoyed an energetic dance workshop with an Italian Dance duo where our students learnt the

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Thai-Link Missions Trip 2018

Date: May 1, 2018

Thai-Link 2018 was an extraordinary experience.  A team of 29 students and staff travelled to Thailand for the 8th time

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Outback-Link Missions Trip 2018

Date: May 1, 2018

A group of Suncoast community members were recently involved in our 4th annual Outback-Link Missions Trip. This year we had

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Hopping into Prep 2019 – Enrolment Interviews

Date: April 18, 2018

Have you completed an Application for Enrolment Form for your child attending Prep in 2019? Appointments will be made this

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  1. May 14
  2. May 23

    Onstage

    May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Suncoast Christian College presents Onstage showcasing a variety of Secondary student performers including Suncoast Vocal

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  3. May 24

    Secondary Photo Day

    May 24

    It is the Secondary School Photo Day on Thursday 24 May.  All Secondary students are

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Telephone Main: 07 5451 3600

International: + 61 7 5451 3600

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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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