The Graduating Years
– Yr 7 to Yr 12
Leading a Life of Significance
Our aim is to prepare our Secondary students for a life of significance, the one they choose to 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 their fellow students, participate in roles that impact the local community, experience different ways of contributing, continue to grow in their understanding of the world in which they live, how to find their place within it and make their own unique mark upon it.
The emphasis in the senior years is for students to take greater responsibility for their choices and for all aspects of their life including self management, personal growth and academic outcomes. We work with each student to set goals for academic and personal improvement in 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 successful life beyond school.
Preparation for a Future Role
The King’s College wants to equip students with optimal opportunities to pursue the career, vocation and life calling they believe best suits. It is the College’s determined pastoral priority that all students are placed in units of study that maximize 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 first hand an understanding of whether the role is a good fit for their particular 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.