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Senior School



Churchie’s Senior School is a vibrant learning community of approximately 1300 students from Years 7 to 12. The Senior School curriculum offers students many opportunities to develop as self-directed, metacognitive and collaborative learners. Our learning is informed by a focus on effective thinking skills, which has been designed in partnership with The University of Queensland.

In Years 7 to 10, students undertake the Australian Curriculum. As part of Churchie’s commitment to a broad liberal education, students in Years 7 to 9 are required to study one of The Arts subjects. As we prepare students to be confident global citizens, students undertake a language until the end of Year 10, whereupon they may choose to continue their international language study in Years 11 and 12. The core subjects in Year 10 prepare students for studies in either the Queensland Certificate of Education/ATAR or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme pathway.

For Years 11 and 12, Churchie offers three distinct pathways, where the best pathway for each student is selected in collaboration with parents:
 
  • Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP)
  • Vocational education and training (VET).
The delivery of the Senior School programme is based on Churchie's four tenets: academic excellence, spiritual awareness, personal growth and community service.

A broad range of subject choices is offered to students so they can explore and expand their interests and abilities. Each boy is encouraged to develop, integrate and balance the physical, social, intellectual, emotional, moral, ethical, aesthetic and spiritual dimensions of the Senior School.

The Deputy Headmaster (Academic) leads the academic programme alongside the Deans of Studies.

Dedicated academic staff and students meet in air-conditioned, new generation learning spaces throughout the Senior School. These technology-rich facilities allow for individual learning, small-group work and whole-class collaboration.

Students access specifically designed teaching areas in the Hayward Midson building for the Arts, Design Technology and Engineering, the Stanley and May Smith Science Centre and the Business Studies Centre. 
 

Senior School Faculties

  • Business
  • Design and Technology 
  • English
  • Health and Physical Education 
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics 
  • Modern Languages 
  • Music
  • Religious Education
  • Science
  • Visual and Performing Arts.
 

Houses


 
Churchie’s eleven houses are central to its Pastoral Care Programme, which is focused on individualised mentoring. Each student belongs to one house throughout Senior School and this provides him with a sense of group identity and team spirit which is nurtured by competition and friendly rivalry.

Each house has its own colours, emblem, history and precinct:
  • Biggs 
  • Casey 
  • Grenfell 
  • Hillary 
  • Kingsley 
  • Magnus
  • Mansfield
  • Mawson
  • Nansen
  • Gerald (boarding)
  • Goodwin (boarding)

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