Please note that we’re not accepting any new enrolments for our Senior Secondary College for 2021-22 as our student caps have been met.
Why a Galilee School Senior Secondary College?
In 2020, we identified that our Year 10 students were leaving us with firm transition plans in place, but many were not thriving once they moved back into mainstream schools or went on to further training opportunities.
This motivated us to establish the Galilee School Senior Secondary College for Year 11 and 12 students, as we believe there is a need in the ACT for a Special Assistance School that operates at the senior secondary level.
The Galilee School Year 11 and 12 (Senior Secondary College) offers a boutique range of accredited (A) subjects that have been strategically identified with the support of the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS) to enable students to achieve their ACT (Year 12) Senior Secondary Certificate.
The learning program for Galilee School Year 11 and 12 students is responsive to the individual student’s needs and provides students with significant support and adjustments as needed. It enables teachers and support staff to work intensively with each student.
The new College gives young people a unique opportunity to achieve their Year 12 Certificate without having to return to a mainstream environment.
Galilee School Year 11-12 Handbook
What Our Staff Say
“I was excited to take on the coordination for the new Year 11-12 college because of the school’s unique position in enabling young people to achieve positive learning outcomes and put their best foot forward. For me, the core of working at Galilee is also about being a part of this not-for-profit organisation that supports the Canberra community.”
– Benjamin Brown, College Coordinator
“There are so many reasons I love working at the School but I guess if I had to choose, I would say that it is the relationships that are the key for me. Relationships are key to the work we do with our students and the school provides us with the opportunity to build close relationships with students.”
– Lisa Hivers, Head of Teaching and Learning
We are offering two study options for a student’s learning journey towards their Senior Secondary Certificate. Each of these options has capped placement numbers based on the resources of the school.
Learning Journey 1
Essential English A
Contemporary Maths A
Timber Products A
Construction Pathways A
Learning Journey 2
Essential English A
Contemporary Maths A
Connected Learning A
To qualify for a Senior Secondary Certificate students need to attend 90% of classes in each unit and complete at least 70% of their assessments for each unit across a semester.
Morning classes will run from 9 – 12pm (one ‘block’) and afternoon classes will run from 12:30 – 3:30pm (another ‘block’), with structured breaks built-in by classroom teachers.
Each full-time student will be expected to attend 4 block classes per week (each block is three hours). For most students, these classes will take place over two full days.
A third day each week will be a supported study day, where each student can opt to attend school to access “study support” and complete their flexible classes or catch up on other work with school staff available to support.
The remaining 1-2 days in the week will be allocated to work experience, volunteering, or an ASBA or vocational training (where appropriate).
We will also support students to engage in work experience, VET courses, ASBAs, volunteering and other community–based activities as appropriate.
Senior Secondary College Locations
All Year 11 students will be at Holder for most classes. Construction and Timber Products classes will be held in the workshop at the Kambah campus. Our Hospitality students will have access to a kitchen and learning space at our Tuggeranong Community Centre where Communities at Work’s other community programs can be found. There will be no Year 12 program in 2021. There will be no Year 12 program in 2021.
All Year 11 students will be at Holder for most classes. Construction and Timber Products classes will be in Kambah. All Year 12 students will be based at Kambah. All students will move to the new purpose-built campus facility at Kambah midway through 2022.
Please contact: Benjamin Brown
Senior Secondary College Coordinator
Ph: 0466 136 174