Welcome to Senior School
The Senior School is a dynamic and energetic environment that caters for Year 10, 11 and 12 students on the same P-12 campus. The Senior School Program promotes the strengthening of friendships, preparation for the workforce and tertiary education and the ever deepening understanding of the complexities of life beyond school.
We recognise that graduates of BCC will be required to engage with diverse and rapidly changing work environments, perhaps participating in jobs that don’t yet exist. We therefore believe virtues such as critical thinking, resilience, discernment, respect, integrity, servanthood and excellence are imperative for the Senior School graduate.
As students enter Year 10 they are encouraged to adopt a more focussed approach towards their learning and make significant decisions about the shape of their final years of schooling. They do so by taking greater responsibility for their learning, participate in work experience and engage with subjects that reflect those in Year 11 and 12.
Year 11 and 12 students engage with increasingly complex activities and concepts, employ study skills gained through nationally-recognised study skills seminars, and take responsibility for leading the College and stewarding the culture of the student cohort. They fulfill many significant leadership roles and confidently role model for the Middle and Junior School students.
A Senior School student understands what it means to be a loyal and trusted member of their community and to sensitively engage with his or her culture. BCC Senior School students are renowned for being self-disciplined, mature and valuable citizens within the digital, global, and local communities.
Preparing for Life Beyond School
Selecting subjects for the Senior phase of learning can be a daunting and complex process. At BCC we believe that it doesn’t have to be. Year 10 students are carefully guided through a series of activities in order to choose the subjects that will best prepare them for future study or employment, minimise the stress associated with choosing subjects and maximise the opportunity for success in the final two years of schooling.
Every Year 10 student at BCC will complete a Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan. The plan encourages students to think about their future, consider their gifts and passions and investigate their options for careers and further education.
Specialist teachers from various disciplines across the College present the many subject offerings for students to choose from, our trained Vocational Education and Careers Coordinator speaks with students and all Year 10 students are invited to participate in work experience prior to making these important decisions for Year 11 and 12.
In the Classroom
Specialist Teachers lead senior students through learning activities that grow their independence and capacity to respond to contemporary issues whilst becoming culturally sensitive and responsible global and digital citizens.
Outside the Classroom
An extensive program of activities beyond the walls of the classroom provide students with the opportunity to exploit and grow their God-given gifts. In addition to their camping experiences in the Middle Years, Senior Years students engage in activities that prepare them for life beyond school.