curriculum

Senior School
prospectus

Year 10, 11 & 12

Senior schooling provides a comprehensive learning program that is multi-faceted. The platform for future learning is in technology-based manufacturing for which our students require a new set of skills.
At Mount Compass Area School we are currently in the developmental phase for the implementation of significant investment in STEM. These technology-based innovations will be initiated over the next two years.

The school maintains its commitment to the Southern Adelaide and Fleurieu Secondary Schools Alliance with the delivery of Certificate II and III Agriculture at the school and the opportunity for Year 11 students to engage in learning in the trades through the school’s cooperative.
Our school has a history of excellent academic achievement by our senior students. Year 10 students complete their final year of the Australian Curriculum as well as having the opportunity to begin qualifications that can be used as part of a student’s SACE accreditation or an acknowledgement of skills toward an apprenticeship.
Year 10 students start their SACE curriculum with the development of a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) which develops a number of integrated learning initiatives including Duke of Edinburgh Award and the Operation Flinders expedition.
Year 11 students have the opportunity to volunteer their service in a Peer Support leadership program.
Years 11 and 12 student learning is guided by the SACE and provides both the traditional courses and/or a flexible curriculum allowing for part-time work and school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.
Students can choose from a range of subjects in the senior years: Agriculture, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Community Studies, Indonesian, Essential and General English, Food and Hospitality, Technology, Mathematics (Essential, General
and Specialist), Physical Education and VET. Specialist Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics at Year 12 are offered through the ‘Science and Mathematics Academy at Flinders University’ (SMAF).
The Senior School places high expectations on students as role models within our Reception to Year 12 community to promote excellence at every opportunity.
Relevant programs support students through their senior years of study. These include: time management, study skills and exploring post-secondary options.
Respect, participate, achieve

We aim to develop students to be lifelong learners who are persistent in their learning, confident in their abilities, resilient to the challenges life brings to them and connected to the community and world around them.

AGRICULTURE

LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Our school is the Regional Focus School in Agriculture

Senior School

Student Leaders

Skye, Year 10

skyeFor what year are you the captain? Year 10
Which teacher nominated you to be a Year Group Captain? Mr Kenny and Ms Bouveng
Why did you accept the nomination to become a Year Group Captain? I accepted because I wanted to try something new and I felt really honoured.
What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader? That I could represent the school and people could look up to me.
What are your favourite subjects and why? English, because I love writing.
Who is your favourite teacher and why? Ms Bouveng because she is strict and also has a good sense of humour.
What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School? I love how friendly everyone is and the small sense of community.
Would you recommend being a Year Group Captain , why? I would because it’s a great opportunity to meet new people.
What would I like to see change in the school? I would like to change the music policy when using our phones because it’s a privilege that I think everyone should have. If you disrespect the rules then you should have the privilege revoked.

Tayah, Year 11

tayahFor what year are you the captain? Year 11
Which teacher nominated you to be a Year Group Captain? Mrs Edwards
Why did you accept the nomination to become a Year Group Captain? I want to be a good role model and thought it was a pleasure to be asked.
What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader? I could be more involved with the school and learn to become a good leader.
What are your favourite subjects and why? My favourite subject is Agriculture. Love working with animals and it is something I feel happy and relaxed doing.
Who is your favourite teacher and why? I don’t have a favourite. Everyone is amazing. When I am around Mr Kenny I feel very comfortable as I can have a joke but can also talk about my personal life with him too. Mrs Edwards is also great; she pushes you to do your best and goes out of her way to make you feel happy.
What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School? Teachers are great and you get lots of support.
Would you recommend being a Year Group Captain, why? Yes, it is a great experience and teaches you how to become a better person and leader.

Grace, Year 12

GraceFor what year are you the captain? Year 12
Which teacher nominated you to be a Year Group Captain?
I nominated myself to be school captain.
Why did you accept the nomination to become a Year Group Captain? I believe that I can lead others in a positive way and be able to contribute to making the school a better place.
What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader? That I can represent my class mates and the ideas that they have, as well as making a positive impact on the school.
What are your favourite subjects and why? I really enjoy subjects that I am studying this year; Maths, Biology, Chemistry and English.
Who is your favourite teacher and why? There are lots of great teachers at this school but ones I have found Bu Jemma, Ms Wilkinson and Mr Gramola very helpful and supportive.
What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School?
I love the friendly atmosphere and small school community that comes with being an area school. All of the teachers are friendly, approachable and willing to help.
Would you recommend being a Year Group Captain, why? Absolutely, it is a great opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and have a go at many different things. It also gives you a chance to have an impact on the school and voice others and your opinion on what could be improved on in the school community.
What would I like to see change in the school? The amount of rubbish that is around the school is an issue that I believe needs to be changed as it does not look nice.

Josh, Year 10

joshFor what year are you the captain? Year 10
Which teacher nominated you to be a Year Group Captain? Mr Haggett
Why did you accept the nomination to become a Year Group Captain? I thought it would be a good thing to do and be a bit of an adventure.
What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader? I get to represent the class and it will also improve my public speaking.
What are your favourite subjects and why? Maths because I like working with numbers. I also like Design and Technology because making objects out of plastics is fun.
Who is your favourite teacher and why? Ms Bouveng is a good teacher as she doesn’t let you misbehave In class but she likes to have a joke.
What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School? It’s good because it is such a small community school and most people are really friendly.
Would you recommend being a Year Group Captain , why? Yes I would because it’s a good experience when going into the workforce.

Lina, Year 11

LinaFor what year are you the captain? Year 11
Which teacher nominated you to be a Year Group Captain? Mr
Cousins
Why did you accept the nomination to become a Year Group Captain? I thought that it could help build some confidence in me but hopefully in others too.
What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader? The best thing about being chosen as a Year Group Captain is still hard to say, but it has given me a wider picture of how this school runs, what people (pupils) want during their school hours. It has been so far, a very interesting journey
What are your favourite subjects and why? My favourite subjects are Music, Art and History. I like music because you constantly learn new things; Art because I find it relaxing and History because I like learning about things that happened before me.
Who is your favourite teacher and why? I love having Mugsy (Mrs Ford). She is always happy and fun to be around and that makes me happy too!
What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School? I am quite new at Mt Compass but I will give it a go. The thing I love most about Mt compass is that it is very close to my home, I can walk to school in the morning and it is very quiet and peaceful, it also gives me time to prepare for a day of school.
Would you recommend being a Year Group Captain, why?
This is the hardest question, I really don’t think this is something for everyone, for me it is a very interesting experience but for say someone that has been at Mt Compass for a very long time it may not be, but if you are someone that loves to help out I would absolutely recommend being a Year Group Captain.

Macey, Year 12

MaceyFor what year are you the captain? Year 12
Which teacher nominated you to be a Year Group Captain?
Mr Mount, Ms Bouveng and Mrs Lindavies
Why did you accept the nomination to become a Year Group Captain? I accepted because I want to make an impression within out school. I love to lead and help others.
What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader? The amount of pride and trust that comes with the role. It made me feel very special during a touch time in my life and school.
What are your favourite subjects and why? My favourites are History, Food and Hospitality, and Art.
Who is your favourite teacher and why? Ms Bouveng and Mrs Fonfe. They both push and inspire me to become a better person. I look up to them as adults and inspire me to be like them.
What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School? I love many things about our school. Most of all I love the student-teacher relationships and the tight community we have. It makes it really easy to be yourself.
Would you recommend being a Year Group Captain , why? Yes. It is such an honour. Being trusted with such a great responsibility. It’s a big task but it’s well worth it with the relationships you develop and the person you will become.
What would I like to see change in the school? I would love to introduce Performing Arts to our curriculum and to have more clubs offered at lunchtime.