Years 7 and 8 (Stage 4)
As students transition into our Middle School, we focus on a range of learning experiences that assist them to grow in confidence and competence, in both the NESA-endorsed curriculum and in understanding God's creation.
Students in Stage 4 complete all NESA-mandated requirements including the study of language, art, music and the different strands of technologies.
Skills with digital technologies and the safe use of the internet are foundational to helping our young people adjust to 21st century lives as digital natives. Technology and Information Communication Technologies play a pivotal role in the delivery of curriculum as we work with parents to teach students to be proficient and and wise stewards of the world.
Years 9 and 10 (Stage 5)
In Stage 5, students begin their elective subjects, exploring and enjoying God's creation in areas guided by their own interests, passions and giftings. Elective subjects come from a variety of strands and aim to engage students in learning experiences that inspire and encourage engagement in student-centred learning.
Elective subjects currently offered in Stage 5 include:
- Design & Technology (D&T) (odd years)
- Elective History
- Food Technology
- Industrial Technology - Timber (even years)
- Physical Activity & Sports Studies (PASS)
- Visual (and Digital) Arts
In Year 10 our students also engage in our Work Experience program, which helps them to gain a rich experience of working life to assist with career choice and patterns of tertiary study.
Find out more about Stage 5 subjects and electives here.
Years 11 and 12 (Stage 6)
At Calderwood Christian School our Stage 6 students undertake their HSC program with a broad range of rich educational experiences designed to assist them in growing and preparing for future vocational and tertiary studies.
Stage 6 electives currently offered include:
- Ancient History
- Business Studies
- Design & Technology (D&T)
- Food Technology
- Industrial Technology - Multimedia
- Legal Studies
- Modern History
- Music 1
- Personal Development, Health & Physical Education (PDHPE)
- Sport, Leisure & Recreation (SLR) - non-ATAR
- Visual Arts
In order to extend our students the educational pattern also offers a range of Extension subjects, which run according to student interest and ability.
- English Extension 1 and 2
- Mathematics Extension 1 and 2
- History Extension
- Science Extension
Find out more about Stage 6 subjects and electives here.
It is our goal at CCS to develop a curriculum pattern that reflects both students' interests and the range of vocational and ATAR pathways that students wish to pursue. Whilst we cannot offer all subjects, students can also pursue study via Distance Education (through Finigan School of Distance Education) and through external RTOs such as TAFE.
It is our goal that our students should leave CCS as curious and discerning, life-long learners, who can contribute meaningfully to the life of the Kingdom and broader society as a whole.