About the Secondary School

Secondary education at Emmaus is offered from Year 6 to Year 10. Secondary is divided into two sub-schools including a Middle School (Years 6 - 8) and a Senior School (Years 9 - 10). Secondary School is an exciting time of change for students as they mature from childhood to young adulthood; our staff count it a privilege to travel this part of the journey with them.

Our curriculum is approved by the ACT Department of Education, follows the Australian Curriculum (formerly known as the National Curriculum). Our staff are committed to providing excellence in education and have constructed the curriculum to present an even-handed Christian worldview. Our aim is to have students prepared for the next phase of their academic and social experience in their College years. We are currently investigating the viability of Years 11 and 12 at Emmaus and will keep you posted on developments.

Students are pushed academically to achieve their personal best in an environment of high academic standards and accountability. This is achieved while maintaining a positive and caring atmosphere throughout. Students recognise their responsibility to assessment work and are encouraged and challenged to produce detailed and thoroughly researched assignments. The students are taught to develop as independent learners but staff will not abandon the importance of direct teaching as a balance between didactic instruction and learning through research and experience is valued. The school desires to see students able to wrestle with some of life's perplexing issues, but also to be instructed on the way to move forward in their lives in a Christ centred environment.

As students move from Year 6 to Year 10, the school seeks to develop a greater awareness of the academic challenges confronting us all, while maintaining a solid Christian worldview. How does a Christian school deal equitably with the rise of other major religions without compromising the message of love and hope in Jesus? It is a challenge, but one that can't be swept under the carpet.

COURSES OFFERED

CORE SUBJECTS:
English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography, PE/Health. Computer technology (ICT) is incorporated into the curriculum through the core subjects.

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS AVAILABLE FOR YEAR 9 & 10:
Sports Science, Music, Woodwork, ICT, Art, Agriculture, Drama, Food Science & Cooking, Japanese, Extension Maths, Extension English, Extension Science and Design & Technology

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