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 III Agriculture at the school and the opportunity for students to also engage in our schools Agricultural program in Year 10 and SACE (Stage 1 and 2)

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, Physics, Chemistry, Community Studies, Essential and General English, Food and Hospitality, Technology, Mathematics (Essential, General, Methods and Specialist), Physical Education and VET.

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.

Integrity, respect, kindness

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

KaileyAmiKelseyTibbeNellieAneisha

Kailey, Year 10

Kailey

My name is:
Kailey

Which teacher nominated you to be a Year Group Captain?
Mr.O

What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader?
The best part has been meeting new people and having more of a say. I have also enjoyed the opportunity to make more of a difference throughout the school.

What are your favourite subjects and why?
My favourite is P.E as I love being active and trying new sports. I also love Agriculture as it is really interactive, and it creates new opportunities.

Who is your favourite teacher and why?
Mr. O is my favourite teacher because he gets along well with the students, and its very understanding.

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School?
I love the people, staff, and students. This is a very friendly community.

What would I like to see change in the school?
I would like to see more sport opportunities at school.

 

Tibbe, Year 11

Tibbe

My name is:
Tibbe

Which teacher nominated you to be a Year Group Captain?
Mrs. Edwards

What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader?
I get to have a say if I feel like something needs to change

What are your favourite subjects and why?
My favourite subject is Agriculture as I enjoy being out on the farm and with the animals

Who is your favourite teacher and why?
Mr O is my favourite teacher because he is an all-around good bloke who gets along with everyone

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School?
It’s a small school and everyone knows each other

What would I like to see a change in the school?
I would like to have more sports programs, such as interschool tournaments.

Nellie, School Captain

Tibbe

Why did you choose to apply to become the School Captain?

To put my learning from the past few years of being a student leader into place and make positive changes to the school.

What was the best thing about being chosen as a School Captain?

It was great to know that I’ve been trusted with such a rare opportunity and truly get a say in important decisions within my school community.

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School?

I enjoy the opportunity to build relationships with teachers and fellow students, as well as feeling supported throughout my schooling since beginning here in reception.

What is your vision for the school?

Aneisha and I share a similar vision revolving around the idea of connection; connecting with opportunities, connecting the community and connecting students. We would love to be able to help students achieve their best within our school and believe that these three points are the key to that.

What do you hope to do when you have finished school?

I really want to do something in the sport medicine field such as exercise physiology or physiotherapy. I also want to continue to pursue my athletics and continue to excel and compete at high levels.

Ami, Year 10

Ami

My name is:
Ami

What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader?
The best part of being chose was that now I am able to be a role model. It also gives me an opportunity to meet other people in the school.

What are your favourite subjects and why?
I like PE. because I like to be active and science because I like to learn how the world works.

Who is your favourite teacher and why?
Ms. Wilkinson because she always helps you achieve your best.

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School?
I love all the opportunities that MCAS gives and the friendly staff and students.

What would I like to see a change in the school?
I would like to see more connections between the younger students and the older students. I would also like to see more sporting opportunities.

Kelsey, Year 11

Kelsey

My name is:
Kelsey

Which teacher nominated you to be a Year Group Captain?
Mrs Edwards

What was the best thing about being chosen as Student Leader?
The best thing is knowing that the teachers trust me with a leadership role and being able to represent the year 11 group, along with my other 2 peers.

What are your favourite subjects and why?
My favourite subject is Agriculture because I enjoy being outside and working on the farm. I am hoping to pursue a career in this industry when I finish school.

Who is your favourite teacher and why?
I don’t have a favourite teacher they are all good in different ways but overall, they are there to help and support you and that’s all we need.

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School?
I love the small community where everyone supports each other and the learning opportunities that we get through our school.

What would I like to see change in the school?
I would like to have more sporting opportunities at school.

Aneisha, School Captain

Kelsey

Why did you choose to apply to become the School Captain?

I wanted to take the opportunity to engage in a leader position and make positive changes and decisions within the school which have an impact on me and my peers.

What was the best thing about being chosen as a School Captain?

It’s been great that I have been given this opportunity to lead and work alongside Nellie in order to improve our school community.

What do you love most about Mount Compass Area School?

I love that we are all a part of something, our tightknit community makes the school and the town such a great place to be a part of. Due to this, the support that we receive from our teachers and others is unmatched.

What is your vision for the school?

Nellie and I share a similar vision revolving around the idea of connection; connecting with opportunities, connecting the community and connecting students. We would love to be able to help students achieve their best within our school and believe that these three points are the key to that.

What do you hope to do when you have finished school?

Before going into University to study a degree where I am currently interested in occupational therapy, teaching, or radiology – I really want to travel through Europe in my time between finishing year 12 and Uni intake.