UPPER SCHOOL (Year 10 to Year 12)
Academic Elevation and Leadership Programs
Preparing for the Preliminary and HSC Courses Program
This program is unique to St Spyridon College and is designed to cater for students moving to their HSC, from compulsory education and the School Certificate. It is a compulsory 10 to 12 day program that offers access to motivational speakers, community service and global awareness workshops, study skills, information on subject specific demands of the HSC and is sensitive to the mental and psychological demands of schooling in Years 11 and 12.
Parish Trip to Greece and Cyprus
This overseas program develops a deeper understanding in students of the Greek language and Hellenic culture. The three week program takes students from Athens to Thessaloniki, includes the veneration of St. Spyridon on Corfu Island, visits to archaeological sites, churches and monasteries, and finishes with the beaches of Cyprus. It addresses the development of the whole person in a new, exciting and often captivating environment.
Pastoral and Academic Care Year 10
The Pastoral Care program is especially developed to cater for preparation for the School Certificate, subject selection for Year 11 and 12, careers awareness and school leadership. Students are encouraged to become responsible and resilient through a carefully targeted skills program involving peer support, decision-making, critical literacy, evaluation and judgment, finding information, forming and maintaining relationships, independent thinking, developing a sense of identity, and communication.
HSC Readiness Course
The HSC Readiness Course is a highly relevant education component as well as self-managing strategies, at a time when students need to develop a sense of their changing role within the College. The program focuses on mental and physical readiness for their final year of schooling and the stressful demands of the HSC.
Pastoral and Academic Care Year 11
This program specifically targets the issues related to preparation for Year 11 and 12, careers awareness and school leadership specifically the Prefect Body. The program involves decision-making, critical literacy, evaluation and judgment, finding information, being assertive, forming and maintaining relationships, independent thinking and communication.
Winter HSC Elevate Program
This program, initiated by the College, offers students a series of subject specific sessions maximising student performance for the HSC Trials and HSC Examination. Chemists, physicists, lawyers, working artists, mathematicians and teachers who are known to be highly successful as educators teach these sessions with acclaimed acknowledgement.
Pastoral and Academic Care Year 12
The most challenging aspect of this program is its aim to support our students’ personal transition from youth to adulthood. It focuses on the perceptions of young people towards HSC issues, relationships, stress, goals, and self-esteem. This program specifically targets the issues related to preparation for Year 12, examination and study, careers awareness, the pressures of the HSC and school leadership.
Students are elected to the prestigious role of leadership and throughout the year perform duties commensurate with the role of Prefect. There are many opportunities for students to develop leadership capabilities appropriate to their age level.