At Immanuel, relationships are at the core of all that we do. Students are inspired to learn in a caring, nurturing community enabling graduates to become highly competent young adults capable of making a positive contribution to their country and the world. We immerse young people in a contemporary curriculum by providing them with opportunities to flourish socially, physically and intellectually.
Year 7 is a key entry point and Immanuel’s exceptional teaching and pastoral teams ensure students experience a seamless transition from primary to secondary schooling. Beginning with a small set of core teachers, students grow to interact with a full range of subject teachers and specialist facilities including science laboratories, kitchens, engineering workshops and design, performing arts, media and visual arts spaces.
While literacy and numeracy continue as key foci, technology increasingly supports students’ learning with innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity developed across the curriculum. Personal and social skills are developed in our pastoral programs including The Rite Journey and our acclaimed outdoor education program which culminates in the Mt Binga Experience.
We are especially proud of the fact that students enjoy their learning in a supportive Christian environment where each child is cared for and given opportunities to consider the spiritual and ethical dimensions of life that are often lacking in twenty-first century curricula.
Year 10 is the key foundational year for senior studies in which teachers guide students to further develop the skills needed for success in Years 11 and 12. Additionally, it is a year for each student to begin to plan for their future. Our Careers Guidance program provides students with an understanding of the skills valued by employers and the many post-secondary pathways available to them. Opportunities are provided to sample preferred senior subjects before students work with parents and senior staff to plan an individual pathway to their preferred future.
As well as building a firm academic foundation for their senior studies, students spend four weeks undertaking the Mt Binga Experience at our dedicated, well-equipped outdoor education campus. This can be a life-defining experience and graduates speak fondly of ‘Binga’ as one of the highlights of their time at Immanuel.
A broad range of subjects are available to support a variety of pathways through senior secondary education. Challenging academic (ATAR) pathways can launch students into their preferred university courses. Alternative pathways allow students to undertake nationally recognised certificate and diploma level courses, and school-based traineeships and apprenticeships. These may lead to further study at TAFE or university, or to employment after school. We also support students to access the Headstart program provided by the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), which allows students to study a university subject while still at school and receive credit towards a USC degree. With so many opportunities, students are sure to find their own unique pathway to follow their passions to a successful future.
At the heart of an Immanuel education are the relationships our caring staff build with students. As well-qualified subject specialists and passionate educators, our experienced teachers are skilled in developing each student’s potential as they work together to build the skillsets needed for their futures.
2021 Years 7-10 Curriculum Handbook
2021 Years 11-12 Curriculum Handbook
Immanuel Cocurricular Handbook
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