Years 7-12

At Immanuel Lutheran College, our aim is to immerse students in a curriculum that is relevant to their world and takes account of the special social, physical and intellectual developmental requirements of young adolescents. At the same time we believe that students should experience a seamless transition from primary schooling to secondary schooling. During the secondary years, students move from having a small number of core Year 7 teachers to experiencing a full range of subject teachers. They also have access to specialist learning areas such as science laboratories, computer laboratories, kitchens, music rooms and workshops from Year 7.

Emphasis is placed upon the development of literacy and numeracy in a wide range of contexts. Technology is used across the curriculum to support students’ learning. In addition to a broad range of core and elective subjects, our students have many opportunities to engage in sporting, cultural and special interest co-curricular activities. For example, students may join the Immanuel Coding Academy to learn about programming games and apps.

We are especially proud of the fact that students can enjoy their learning in a supportive Christian environment where they will also appreciate and participate in the spiritual dimension that is too often lacking from twenty-first century curricula.

Our curriculum is set in the context of real, meaningful, open-ended tasks. We promote a love of learning that will allow students to become lifelong learners, complex and creative thinkers, effective communicators and active investigators. While our core subjects include Christian Studies, English, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Humanities (Geography and History), Science and LOTE (German and Japanese), a wide variety of elective subjects are also available.

Year 10

Year 10 is a big year at Immanuel. As well as completing their academic requirements, students spend four weeks at our Mt Binga campus, a well-equipped outdoor education centre. Immanuel graduates speak of ‘Binga’ as one of the highlights of their education. It is a time for growing and reflecting as they become young adults.

In the second semester of Year 10, students undertake rigorous academic preparation for Years 11 and 12. For example, in Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities, students undertake a selection of advanced elective units to inspire a passion for further learning.

Students and families are assisted in making their senior subject selections through the provision of a careers program, presentations about elective subjects, parent information evenings and work experience as well as individual guidance and careers counselling interviews.

In the twenty-first century, there are many pathways for students to achieve their career goals. At Immanuel, we offer both traditional and alternative academic pathways to university in which our students achieve excellent outcomes. In addition, versatile alternative pathways to TAFE or employment are offered. For example, students may undertake school-based traineeships and apprenticeships which often lead to secure employment after school.

Years 11-12

Immanuel Lutheran College provides an extremely broad range of subjects and pathways through senior secondary schooling. Within a supportive Christian environment, we guide each student to find the best pathway to suit his/her individual strengths and aspirations. As they become young adults, our students are also challenged to consider the spiritual and ethical issues of life as they undertake lessons and retreats focused on Religious and Values Education (RAVE).

The traditional academic pathway to direct university entrance via an Overall Position (OP) is strongly supported at Immanuel by qualified and experienced teachers who are passionate about teaching their subjects and skilled in developing each student’s potential. A wide range of Authority subjects are offered providing credit for university entrance. Students also undertake a rigorous program of preparation for the Queensland Core Skills Test (QCST).

Alternative pathways to university or TAFE entrance (via a Tertiary Rank) or directly to employment are also offered. A range of Authority Registered and vocational subjects are available including the opportunity to complete certificate level VET qualifications and school-based traineeships or apprenticeships. Immanuel Lutheran College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and offers a number of certificate courses which are listed below. External RTO providers are also used to deliver components of these courses.

The College supports the Head Start program provided by the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). Students may study a university subject while still at school and receive credit towards a USC degree and preferential acceptance into a USC course following school.

Subject Offerings

All students study RAVE and an English and a Mathematics subject as well as four other elective subjects. The complete list of subjects offered is shown in the table below.

Department

Subject

Arts

Dance
Drama
Film, Television & New Media
Music
Music Extension
Visual Art

Business

Accounting
Business Communication & Technology

English

English
English Communication

Health & Physical Education

Health Education
Physical Education

Humanities

Geography
Legal Studies
Modern History

Languages other than English (LOTE)

German
Japanese

Mathematics

Mathematics A
Mathematics B
Mathematics C
Prevocational Mathematics

Science

Biology
Chemistry
Physics

Technology & Design

Information Technology Systems
Engineering Technology
Food and Textile Studies
Graphics

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

(Immanuel Lutheran College RTO 30515)

MSF10113 - Certificate I in Furnishing
CPC10111 - Certificate I in Construction
SIT20213 - Certificate II in Hospitality

Facilities

The College provides excellent learning facilities with state-of-the-art science laboratories, drama and music facilities, art workshops, library resources, kitchens, sporting fields and wireless IT network. Students are exposed to a wide variety of learning activities including experiments, performances, excursions, hands-on model building, subject workshops, visiting speakers, etc. From iPads to tablets to PCs and Apple computers, the College provides the right IT tools for the job at hand. In addition the College supports Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) options for students who prefer the convenience of customising their own learning tool. There are also many opportunities for students to be involved in sport, community and cultural activities through the College’s co-curricular program.