Senior School

Developing Engaged Learners

Where our Middle School Curriculum seeks to instil a love of learning and experience, the Senior Curriculum builds on this by providing multiple learning pathways to ensure our students are engaged learners.

Our academic and vocational pathways involve our students as active, engaged learners who are immersed in mature perspectives that converge with and embrace our Catholic values.

Students in the Senior Years (Years 10-12) are offered a range of academic and vocational subjects and pathways to enable them to access further education, training or employment at the end of Year 12 and work towards achieving the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET).

Year 10 is a transition year, preparing students for the selection of an appropriate course of study for Years 11 and 12.

Students are able to undertake a range of external vocational education and training courses from Year 10. St John’s works in partnership with the Northern Territory School of Distance Education (NTSDE) to provide access to Stage 1 and 2 subjects not on offer at the College. Students demonstrating a high level of academic commitment are able to apply to undertake NTSDE subjects from Year 11.

Year 10 – foundation for senior secondary studies:

YEAR 10:

  • Religious Education – Journey in Faith program
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Health and Physical Education
  • PLP - Personal Learning Plan 
  • Stage 1 Electives 

YEAR 11 AND 12:

South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Board:

  • Religious Education and a range of Stage 1 and Stage 2 subjects from the following learning areas: 
  •  Arts
  • Business, Enterprise, and Technology
  • Cross-disciplinary
  • English
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences

Targeted Placement occurs in the Senior School at Year 10 in Religious Education, English, Mathematics and Science. Targeted Placement groups students in classes based on academic levels to better cater for their learning needs. This provides students with the opportunity to receive support and/or extension learning, depending on their progress in each subject area.