Secondary School (yrs 7-12)
The Graduating Years – Yr 7 to Yr 12
Leading a Life of Significance
Our aim is to prepare our Secondary students for the significant life they will embrace after school. We want our students to impact others in a positive and meaningful way before they leave the school gates. To facilitate this we provide opportunities to lead others, participate in roles that impact the local community, experience different ways of contributing, continue to grow in understanding the global world they live in and how to find their place within it.
The emphasis in the senior years is for students to take greater responsibility for all aspects of their life including self management of personal growth and academic outcomes. We work with each student to set goals for personal improvement – their subject choices, grades, behaviour, and their relational skills. In addition, our Pastoral Care program has been designed to assist students in self-awareness, self-understanding and self-discipline with the aim of equipping them with essential skills for a life beyond school.
Preparation for a Future Role
TKC wants to equip students with optimal opportunities to pursue the role of their choice in the future. It is the College’s determined pastoral priority that all students are placed in units of study that maximise their ability to graduate with the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).
As preparation before choosing a career or course of study, students in Year 10 are given the opportunity to participate in work experience and/or go on a series of Try-A-Trade days where they experience a range of ‘hands on’ activities. This allows them to gain a first hand understanding of whether the role has good fit with their skills and preferences.
All Year 11 & 12 students are encouraged to join the Careers & Enterprise program, which helps students to research a number of career pathways. Careers advice is also a key component of the Pastoral Care program.
Additional opportunities for Year 11 & 12 students include Vocational Education & Training units (VET), and a Certificate 4 in Youth Ministries. By the time our students leave the The King’s College they are equipped to make informed choices about their future role and career.