Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Senior School

Senior school begins at year 10 at Geraldton Grammar School where students study specialised subject areas.  They undertake formal exams in preparation for their WACE examinations and start taking on a leadership role with various tasks around the school.

All students in year 10 take the following core subjects: English, Maths, Science, Humanities & Social Sciences, Health and Phys Ed. They also choose from the following options: Media, Music, Drama, Visual Art, Computing, Chinese, Outdoor Education, Physical Education Studies and Applied Technologies. Students choose two of these options which they study for the full year.

An aim in year 10 is to allow students to develop a clearer understanding of their post school choices, hence we narrow down what they study and ask them to start specialising. The Personal Development Program in year 10 is called the Gateway Program, the aims of which is to give students as much information as possible and to support them in their planning for their post school lives, whether that be the workforce, tertiary education, or vocational education. We have guest speakers, the students visit expos , there is a five day camp in Perth, and work experience, all aimed at equipping our students with as much knowledge as possible to make good choices.  Our students engage in one-on-one counselling on career issues, a process that also involves their parents.

Geraldton Grammar provides year 11 and 12 students with a choice of SCSA Courses of Study focused on academic streams in English, Mathematics, Sciences, Humanities and the Arts. A range of non-ATAR courses are also offered.

The full list of courses on offer can be viewed on the Curriculum page.

In addition to these courses, the school offers TAFE-link VETiS (Vocational Education and Training in Schools) and PAiS (Pre-Apprenticeships in Schools) programs to allow students to study courses offered at the Durack Institute.

Year 12 students fill the positions of School Captains, Vice Captains and House Captains and the school leadership program offers students some exciting opportunities both within the school and at external events.
 
The social functions are important parts of the students' maturing process.  The Senior Formal is held each year and is attended by year 11 and 12 students and their guests.   Year 12 Valedictory is one of the highlights of the school year with a full day of activities designed to honour and farewell the year 12 students.
 
Geraldton Grammar School has an enviable graduation rate.  Our students achieve excellent results in the WACE Examinations with the majority of students offered places in their university course of choice.


134 George Rd Geraldton, Western Australia
ph: (08)9965 7800 fax: (08)9904 7176
email: ggs@gegs.wa.edu.au