Senior School Overview (Yrs 11-12)
The Senior School division of the College offers a quality comprehensive education which culminates in graduation with the credential of the Australian Capital Territory Year Twelve Certificate which is offered by the Board of Senior Secondary Studies.
The decision to study at Senior level at St Edmund's College will ensure that the student continues to grow towards maturity in many facets of his personal development.
First and foremost, he will be provided with ample opportunity to develop his spiritual life through the compulsory Religious Education program as well as the liturgical and prayer life of the College. The senior retreat program is an important and integral part of this spiritual dimension of senior study.
Secondly, the academic program is designed for both the ambitious and motivated student who seeks academic success and strives for University entrance through the University Admission Index (UAI), as well as the less academically gifted student who seeks a solid Year 12 Certificate with a view to further vocational training and employment. As such, tertiary course packages are available as well as accredited course packages to suit the needs of the full spectrum of senior students. Vocational courses continue to be introduced into the Curriculum to meet the needs of students.
Thirdly, the co-curricular program offered by the College, of which every student is expected to become involved, provides a wide range of sporting and cultural pursuits for which St Edmund's College is renowned.
Finally, these programs are conducted in an atmosphere of strong pastoral care of every student by the professional staff of St Edmund's College. The senior students, as is the case with all of the students, are expected and encouraged to have pride in themselves and their school. Our standards and expectations are high, but not unrealistic. The students' journey towards maturity is guided skilfully by the staff such that by graduation day, we are proud to congratulate a young Christian gentleman.
SENIOR SOCIAL JUSTICE PROGRAM
The idea of the Senior Social Justice Program is to encourage the senior students to be conscious and well informed of people, organizations and issues within the wider community. The Senior Social Justice Program has been designed to contribute in the growth of each senior student as a Christian person.
The prime objective of the program is to develop in students a sense of responsibility beyond the narrow vision of self and to allow them to put their understanding of community into concrete action. This is achieved through:
- Teaching modules which communicate the concepts behind community service and the meaning of community development;
- Encouraging students to reflect on the reason for community service and discussions of relative responsibilities of each member of the community to others; o Allowing students to plan projects and use the competencies that they have learnt in the classroom and from other learning environments;
- Creating opportunities for caring interaction between students and the wider community which involve exposure to the less fortunate or people with high needs; and
- Providing a climate whereby students give feedback to their peer group on the experiences they have and the meaning of those experiences within their Catholic education.
The Social Justice Program in Year 11 consists of guest speakers and visiting community service sites. In Year 12, students are required to complete 20 hours of community service.
To download a copy of our Senior Handbook and Course Guide please go to "Policies, Publications and Forms".
Yr 12 Coordinator
Mr Pat Langtry Tel: 6239 0688
Mr Ian Harvey Tel: 6239 0604
Dr Ron Widmer Tel: 6239 0638