Flinders Christian Community College Tyabb, recognises the important developmental phases in a student’s life as they progress from Year 7 to Year 12. Our skilled Secondary Teaching Teams are supportive and adaptive, innovative and encouraging, with a passion to facilitate your child’s personal and academic development through the key transitional years of their lives.

Years 7 - 9

As your child enters young adolescence, the school environment will change to meet the unique challenges of this developmental stage. These years can be turbulent for some of our students, so our Years 7 – 9 programs are designed to help your child develop resilience and independence, as well as supporting teachers in sharing the journey with them.

For this reason we offer numerous leadership opportunities to students including Student Representative Council and House Representative roles. Student leaders are appointed through an interview and election process to show students the democratic process in action.

Your child’s studies during these years will cover all core subjects including Mathematics, English, Humanities (History/Geography), Science, Bible studies, Music and German. A series of semester length electives gives them the opportunity to explore other interests alongside their core studies. Options include Textiles, Art, Visual Communication and Design, Physical Education, Drama, Computer Studies and Food Technology.

House activities will be an important feature of your child’s Secondary School life, with their efforts and positive behaviour being affirmed by the award of House merit points. They will get to compete in a number of House events, including sports competitions, debating/oratory competitions and an annual drama and music festival.

Sports teams in Years 7 - 9 also compete regularly in inter-school sports events against brother and sister Christian schools.

If your child has musical interests, they will have the option to take part in our annual school musical production, or join a range of orchestras, choirs and ensembles.

One of the highlights of your child’s school year is likely to be the annual camp experience, which helps students form close bonds with each other and develop their social, physical and team-building skills (all while having plenty of fun!)

Tyabb Year 7 & 8 Guide to Courses 2021
Tyabb Year 9 Handbook 2021

Years 10 - 12

In Years 10 - 12 your child will continue to experience an academically rigorous program supported by strong pastoral care and a full range of extra-curricular opportunities.

Our goal during these years is to engage, inspire and challenge your child to reach their full potential. All of our camps, excursions, and extra-curricular activities at this level are designed to contribute to their personal and academic development. We hope that students will continue to participate fully in school life during these years, through co-curricular activities and the many leadership opportunities available to them.

Year 10 Curriculum

During Year 10 we will continue to provide your child with a rich, useful, stimulating and enjoyable educational experience as we help them develop their skills and make choices about their future.

At this level your child will study a core program consisting of English, Mathematics, Science and Religion and Society. They will also complete one compulsory semester each of History and Physical Education, and select a total of four semester-length ‘electives’ over the course of the year.

Our elective program is based on a personalised, student‐centered approach that gives your child control over their own study program. We want them to explore options and discover their purpose in the world, so we will strongly encourage them to expand their horizons and explore a range of subject options.

VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education)

During Year 11 (Units 1 and 2), your child will complete twelve VCE Units over the course of the year – six in each semester.

At Year 12 level (Units 3 and 4), they will complete ten VCE Units – five in each semester. Units 3 and 4 studies are designed as a sequence so they will need to complete both units.

If they have an interest in vocational study we will help them pursue this by arranging for them to study their chosen courses at local TAFE institutes.

The Campus provides excellent facilities to support your child in their VCE studies and in their transition to university and work life. They will also receive expert career counselling, to help them understand their options and make informed choices about life after school.

Tyabb Year 10 Course Selection Guide 2021
Year 11 - 12 Course Guide 2021