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Senior School at Hills Adventist College is a time for students to develop independence with the support and guidance of passionate staff. Students will continue to build on the foundation of their Middle School experience of communication, creative and critical thinking, and collaboration. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and with the encouragement of their mentors, they will be able to experience a broad range of different subjects of their choosing.
Given the opportunity to experience leadership roles and a variety of co-curricular activities, they will become aware of their individual skills and abilities. Through their involvement in service initiatives, students develop compassion, respect and integrity, providing them important traits of character for a lifetime.
Please note subject choices are subject to change each year, and are dependent on student demand. Students may have the opportunity to take subjects not offered by the College via distance education, and will be supported on campus to complete these subjects.
Here at Hills Adventist College we are committed to providing quality and inclusive learning opportunities for all our students, placing a high level of importance on nurturing student wellbeing and positive mental health.
So how do we do this? Firstly, we have a strong team of experienced teachers, chaplains and counsellors who take the time to get to know and understand each student. They provide mentorship, guidance and foster in students a sense of belonging and involvement which helps them develop a strong sense of positive wellbeing.
Our Peer Support program
While developing positive student wellbeing is incorporated into every aspect of our College experience, we also have several specialised programs which aim to strengthen this positive wellbeing even further. In the Senior School, our Peer Support program involves teachers and chaplains who train our Year 11 students to become leaders and mentors in our College. As Peer Support Leaders, these Year 11 students mentor our new Year 7 students, helping them develop new friendships and confidence as they transition to new routines and learning environments.
The Invictus Wellbeing Program
Our College has also implemented The Invictus Wellbeing Program which is a resilience program designed to equip students in Years 7 to 10 with the resilience necessary to flourish and reach their potential in our complex world. Students engage in ongoing outdoor education and regular memory events that promote positive psychology and resilience. Our Wellbeing team also includes the important work of our Chaplains and counsellors. Our chaplains aim to connect with students and their families, providing additional support when necessary and ensuring students feel they belong in our college community. Similarly, our College Counsellors are always available to provide emotional support and encouragement to help students develop resilience and a positive mindset through their Senior School years.
Students have the opportunity to participate in various extra-curricular and after school activities at the College.
There is an additional cost involved in this and information is sent to families at the commencement of each year.
Music Tuition is available for students who would like to learn an instrument. This is facilitated by private tutors that attend the College during the day, to save you transporting your child to music tuition after school. Costs and availability can be discussed with the tutor directly.
After School Activities
After school activities such as soccer, tennis and basketball are also available during school terms.
For students in Year 11, opportunity is given to participate in a Service Trip, where students and teachers assist a community in the Pacific Islands with practical projects, such as building classrooms or water tank installation for fresh water supply. Students gain an understanding of a different culture, while experiencing the joy of service.
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