- Student Life
Year 10 is the commencement of Senior School for our students. The theme for Year 10 is ‘Starting the journey’ and it seeks to propel students from the known and comfortable Middle School setting into the challenging and inspiring world of possibility. A key underpinning of the Year 10 program is supporting the social, emotional and academic development of our students.
This is the start of preparing for life beyond school with careful subject counselling, discussion of career paths, work experience and visits to tertiary institutions.
Students will complete a Personal Learning Plan which will identify current and desired capabilities, skills and interests.
Year 10 marks a critical transition point in our students’ learning. A time when achievements in Middle School are built upon and preparations are made for the increased rigour and subject specialisation in SACE for Year 11 and 12.
Woodcroft College offers a wide range of subjects to cater to emerging interests and the development of new skills.
In Year 10 core subjects will be complemented by the choice of electives, opportunities to explore the VET pathway and study subjects at SACE Stage 1 level.
In Year 10 your child will study:
Students will choose two electives in each Semester from a variety of subjects including Design and Technology, Health, and Wellbeing, Music, Art, Languages, Drama, Geography and Specialist Physical Education.
Further learning and growth opportunities occur outside the classroom through leadership responsibilities, a broad range of extra-curricular clubs and activities, an extensive sports program, performing art opportunities and the Outdoor Education Program.
Student wellbeing is a key focus at Woodcroft College along with development of strong character and values based behaviour. Along with dedicated pastoral care lessons, personal counselling is available.
Students will have two lessons each week allocated to the Pastoral Care Program.
Students will participate in Worship and Year Level assemblies and lessons around financial literacy, critical and creative thinking, positive psychology and health and nutrition.
As part of Pastoral Care, the Head of Year 10, Tutors and guest presenters will deliver a program to support the personal development and age specific needs of students.
The program covers topics such as:
Through a dedicated Careers Advisor, the College aims to provide students with information and support to help make those important decisions about future careers and life beyond school.
Each year in May, a Careers Week provides a range of lunch time presentations from guest speakers talking about their own careers or options for study and employment after school. This is followed by a one day Careers Expo held at the College with representatives from local universities, TAFE and other post school course providers attending to speak with students.
The Careers Advisor acts as a liaison with local businesses looking to employ students for after school jobs. If you would like to learn more about our Careers Service, please contact Anthea Hanak at [email protected].
Year 10 students use their Quest skills and knowledge on a four-day camp at Tuilkilkey Station in the Mid-North. Students are involved in a Rogaine that takes them back to the 1800s. Small independent groups compete in an extended initiative game as they move around the 20,000 hectare property.
Over the past 20 years the College runs a leadership development program for Year 10 students. The program is offered to a small group of students with the aim of developing leadership skills through adventurous outdoor activities.
Our Future Leaders spend a significant amount of time building skills while working together in some beautiful natural places. Challenging tasks provide an opportunity for the team to show support and encouragement to each other. Learning to set a positive tone can then be applied to leadership opportunities at the College and on the Service Learning project. Strong, lasting friendships develop within the group due to the shared challenges the program provides.
Students work towards gaining the Future Leaders Certificate. To attain this, participants will be required to complete the following:
Participants are also required to complete a compulsory Service Learning project which can be self-directed or selected from options offered in school (e.g. recycling program and tutoring).
Reception to Year 12
Bains Road, Morphett Vale SA 5162
Ph: +61 8 8322 2333 (Main Reception)
Ph: +61 8 8381 0455 (Junior School)
Email: [email protected]
Early Learning Centre
Farnsworth Drive, Morphett Vale SA 5162
Ph: +61 8 8381 0422
Email: [email protected]
ABN 93 970 982 732
CRICOS Provider Number 01645K