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Careers Expo

Date: July 31, 2018

Our senior students had the opportunity of attending the annual Sunshine Coast Careers Expo last Tuesday. It is an excellent


Ancient History Students’ Close Encounter with Mummies

Date: July 30, 2018

Recently our Year 11 and 12 Ancient History class visited the Brisbane museum to view the Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient


Year 12 Humanitarian Project – SC Marathon

Date: July 17, 2018

We are encouraging the whole Suncoast community to get behind our team entry in the Sunshine Coast Marathon this year


Netball Tour

Date: July 17, 2018

Our top netball players have just returned from a very successful Netball Tour to an International Carnival on the Gold


Students Challenged at Robotics Tournament

Date: July 17, 2018

Late last term, 5 Suncoast teams consisting of Years 5 and 6 students, competed at the Sunshine Coast Robotics Tournament. Samson


Italian Update

Date: July 17, 2018

Italian Extravaganza Day Our Primary students had a taste of Italy on the last day of Term 2 with our

  1. Jul 30

    Book Week

    July 30 @ 8:00 am - August 3 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Aug 04

    Family Photo Fundraiser

    August 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Saturday 4 August – 9:00am to 5:00pm A unique and affordable opportunity for College families

  3. Aug 07

    Year 11 in 2019 Info Night

    August 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Our Year 11 in 2019 Subject Expo and Information Session will be held on Tuesday

  4. Aug 15

    Open Morning

    August 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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

  5. Aug 21

    Arts on Twilight

    August 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Arts on Twilight is a celebration of the artistic creativity and talents of Suncoast students. 

  6. Aug 31

    Father’s Day Stall

    August 31 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Let the kids do Father’s Day shopping on Friday 31 August. Pick out a gift



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International: + 61 7 5451 3600

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Primary Office: 07 5451 3652

Secondary Office: 07 5451 3628

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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 SunArts program 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 SunArts program, 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:

This is the Current Scope for Certificate IV in Crime and Justice. Students must be enrolled in Legal Studies to qualify for this course.  This certificate is not a standalone subject and cannot be counted as one of the 6 subjects in a student’s load.

Veta Morphus is Christian Leadership Training for senior secondary students enabling students to receive academic credit for their spiritual formation. The Certificate has been approved by QCAA as an endorsed course and on completion will give students 8 credit points towards their QCE. The College will partner with Veta Youth to deliver the course on our campus. Veta Morphus can lead to many different pathways and on completion; students receive a Certificate III in Christian Ministry. The course can contribute to several career and study pathways including youth work, social work, education, community services and aged care.

Suncoast Christian College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO No. 30574) and can deliver the following courses:

Entry Requirements
Students will be required to audition for this course, as there is a minimum standard of proficiency required for both performance work and song writing. Having the ability to read music is beneficial but not essential to enrolment in this course.

Course Overview
The general focus of the course is on contemporary pop and rock music using songs from the Christian and secular fields. Students perform on instruments such as drums, electric and acoustic guitar, bass guitar, piano, keyboards and vocals.

The two year course is conducted on the Suncoast Christian College Campus and students will be issued the Certificate III qualification, once all requirements have been met. Late entrance into the course may prevent eligibility to receive a certificate as the student must be competent in all 11 units of the course.

  • CUACMP301 Implement Copyright Arrangements
  • CUAIND303 Work Effectively in the Music Industry
  • BSBWHS201 Contribute to Health and Safety of Self and Others
  • CUAMCP301 Compose simple songs or musical pieces
  • CUAMPF303 Contribute to back up accompaniment
  • CUAMPF304 Make a music demo
  • CUAMLT302 Apply knowledge of genre to music making
  • CUAIND304 Plan a career in Creative Arts Industry
  • CUAMPF302 Prepare for performances
  • CUAMCP303 Develop musical pieces using electronic media
  • BSBWRT301 Write Simple DocumentsComplaints and Appeals Policy

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

SunArts Program

2018 Senior Years Curriculum Handbook

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