Senior Years

The Senior Years at St Ursula’s College groups students from Year 10 through to Year 12 and has a clear focus on transition to pathways and possibilities that enable each student access to lifelong learning. With our ethos based on the values of Ursuline founder St Angela Merici, students in the Senior Years will be challenged and empowered to make informed decisions to equip them for the world of work and further study options at TAFE or University once they leave St Ursula’s College. 

The Academic Care team is proactive in designing relevant
co-curricular programs and offering individual academic and pastoral support for each student in the Senior Years. The Heads of Year are responsible for the academic care of each student in their year level, guiding and challenging them spiritually, pastorally
and academically.

The Year 10 program strives to prepare each student for the personal and academic choices when looking towards future pathways. Resilience, healthy living and self-awareness are key hallmarks of the Year 10 program. Our formal Year 10 curriculum gives students a wide variety of choice and helps to build skills and knowledge bases for new subject offerings as students prepare to enter Year 11.

The Year 11 program places emphasis on leadership and growing independence. Students in Year 11 are provided with many new opportunities to lead and serve. Our Peer Support Program is one initiative whereby Year 11 students are trained to mentor younger students. Academically, our Year 11 students are challenged with two year courses either in tertiary preparation or vocational education pathways. Acknowledging that every student is different and the multi-faceted pathways available, each student has access to specialist staff to support them in their choices.

The Year 12 program acknowledges students as independent learners and prepares them for transition into life beyond St Ursula’s College. As the Senior leaders of the College community, every student has opportunities to lead and grow as young women of service. Students are individually mentored to assist them in their academic success and future decision making.

Every student in the Senior Years has access to our Vocational Education Coordinator and our Careers Advisor. Through these key personnel, students and their parents are guided with relevant career planning. Embedded in the senior years journey is Career Avenue Testing, Study Skills information sessions and preparation for tertiary study.