Secondary

Applications for advance determination have been lodged with the Minister for Education and Training under 157A of the School Education Act 1999 for the school to offer additional year levels. Subject to the Minister making advance determinations, applications for registration change will be submitted to the Director General of the Department of Education.

The Learning Curriculum followed by Atlantis Beach Baptist College is based on The Australian National Curriculum and the Western Australian K – 10 Curriculum and Assessment Outline and covers the following Learning Areas:

  • The Arts - music, dance, drama, visual arts and media
  • English - reading, writing, speaking, listening, spelling, handwriting
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Humanities and Social Sciences – History & Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Economics and Business
  • Languages – Japanese
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technologies – Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies

The English, Humanities, Mathematics and Science Learning Areas follows the Australian Curriculum at Atlantis Beach Baptist College and other Pre-Primary (Foundation) to Year 10 Learning Areas as they are implemented in Western Australia. This includes The Arts, Economics & Business, Civics and Citizenship, Technologies, Health and Physical Education and Languages. Text books reflect the Australian Curriculum. At Atlantis Beach Baptist College, Christian Education is also part of the curriculum.

Secondary School

Lower Secondary

The Secondary College is committed to providing an excellent and positive academic learning environment. The Lower Secondary years are important transitional and formative years. The Lower Secondary Curriculum provides students with a strong foundation and maximises student aspirations and academic choice as they progress through the Secondary School. Some classes, including English and Mathematics, may be streamed according to ability to enhance student learning.  Our students are encouraged to set realistic goals and to aspire to personal excellence in their studies.

When students enter the College they are allocated to a House Group. The student and siblings remain in that House during their time at the College.  Each student is also placed in a ‘Linked-In’ group within their House. ‘Linked-In’ is the College Christian Education program which is offered one period per week. As students remain in the same ‘Linked-In’ group throughout their schooling, they come to know their ‘Linked-In’ teacher well, as well as the other students from their ‘Linked-In’ group, which ensures a high standard of pastoral care at the College.

The College has given careful consideration to the needs of the Year 7 age group to ensure the wellbeing of students as they make the transition from Primary School to Secondary School. The Student Coordinator works closely with the Year 7 Form Teachers to monitor the transition of students, and to ensure that Year 7 students receive extra assistance to address possible transition issues, for example, personal organisation, time management and study skills. The Student Coordinator works closely with parents, Form Teachers, ‘Linked-In’ teachers and subject teachers to ensure that Year 7 students feel supported and safe during their transition to secondary schooling.

Diversity within the student population is catered for with the provision of differentiated teaching and learning. Choices will be provided to allow students to select projects within their strengths and interest areas.

A streaming process in Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities may occur at the end of Year 8 to place students in ability-appropriate groups for Year 9. The results of this process are reported to parents. The placement of students in these groups is reviewed at semester intervals until Semester One in Year 10. This process begins in limited form for Mathematics and English at the end of Year 7.

Project Based Learning (PBL) - Preparing Students for the 21st Century:

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is an innovative approach to learning that teaches a multitude of strategies critical for success in the twenty-first century.

Students drive their own learning through inquiry, as well as working collaboratively to research and create projects that reflect their knowledge. From gleaning new, viable technology skills, to becoming proficient communicators and advanced problem solvers, students benefit from this approach to instruction. PBL is empowered by technology.

Atlantis Beach Baptist College offers PBL opportunities from Middle Primary to Lower Secondary.  In Secondary, elective subjects in Technologies and The Arts, such as Design and Technology, Food and Nutrition, Visual Art, Media, Drama and Information Technology are learned in the context of PBL.

Project Based Learning Electives

Atlantis Style (The Arts):

  • Visual Art
  • Media
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Music

Although Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts are distinct subjects in the Arts, teachers will create opportunities, in a Project Based Learning (PBL) environment, for students to study and make artworks that feature a fusion of traditional art forms and practices to develop hybrid and/or cross-arts projects. This learning involves the exploration of traditional and contemporary arts practices, including those from different cultures that acknowledge community and cultural protocols. Such works might:

  • combine performance, audio and/or visual aspects
  • combine processes typical of the different Arts subjects
  • involve other learning areas
  • exist in physical, digital or virtual spaces
  • combine traditional, contemporary and emerging media and materials
  • be created individually or collaboratively.

Atlantis Tech (Technology):

Design and Technologies

  • Food and Nutrition and Food Specialisations
  • Fabric and Design
  • Engineering Principles and Systems (Robotics and Drone Technology)
  • Materials and Technology Specialisation – textiles, metal, wood, plastic

Digital Technology

  • Information Technology  and Computer Coding
  • Digital Systems and Representation of Data

Atlantis Tech PBL will be taught when possible in the context of Environmental Studies with a sustainability focus.

  • Teachers will generate meaningful learning activities to facilitate creating solutions
  • Students will identify ‘real world problems’ and then investigate the ‘problem, situation or need’ for which to find a solution.

Senior Secondary - Proposed for 2021

For Senior Secondary students, the College’s curriculum will aim to provide a range of educational possibilities, culminating in Secondary Graduation (The Western Australian Certificate of Education).

The College will aim to provide for students aspiring toward the most rigorous of university courses, as well as other students who wish to pursue Vocational Education and Training programs, including on and off the job training for one day a week, while still pursuing a full school program.

Teachers will be selected for their training and expertise in subject areas and are involved in ongoing professional learning to ensure the curriculum requirements for Senior Secondary courses are met to a high educational standard. Moderation and assessment of standards will occur through district meetings of teachers of specific courses as well as small group moderation for courses of lower numbers.

The College Presentation Evening will be a formal event held at the end the year, at which the College celebrates its students’ achievements.

Secondary Learning Opportunities

The College offers a range of co-curricular activities that enable students to develop interests and skills that will enrich their lives. During the average school week, after school activities will be available to secondary students. These will vary from year to year but may include summer and winter sporting teams, subject tutoring, drama, dance, music, debating, chess, media, Cadets and student Christian groups. College life will be enriched by special events such as College Drama Productions, inter-house events and concerts. Students will have opportunities to participate in camps and excursions with the possibility of interstate trips and overseas tours. In the first few weeks of Secondary School, Form Teachers will provide extra support and guidance to new students. Student academic, sporting and community achievements will be acknowledged at College Assemblies.

Music program

In addition to the developing College Music Curriculum, it is proposed that students will be involved in concerts, competitions and community performances. The Private Instrumental Tuition Program will allow students to have individual or small group tuition. Students who elect to take private lessons, at a nominal fee, will be invited to participate in at least one of the ensembles, choirs or bands.

Co-curricular sport

The Associated and Catholic Colleges of WA (ACC) is an independent secondary schools sporting association that provides opportunities for students to compete in a range of interschool sporting teams including soccer, netball, and touch rugby in Lightning as well as Athletics and Swimming Carnivals. The College proposes to have competitive teams in a range of interschool competitions, including swimming, cross country and athletics. Atlantis Beach Baptist College inter-house sporting competitions will give an opportunity for students to compete in other sports like ultimate Frisbee, dodge ball, beach volley ball, badminton and soft Crosse in a fun environment for house points. Parents will be encouraged to be involved and to volunteer to coach and umpire school teams that compete in after school and weekend competitions.

Tutoring

A number of Learning Areas, in particular, Science, Mathematics and English, offer students an after school tutoring program. These sessions are structured to provide extra assistance to students who may be finding the course difficult or who have fallen behind due to absence. Tutoring sessions make full use of online learning capabilities and offer a virtual environment for students unable to physically attend these sessions.

The Learning Enhancement Centre - proposed for the future

The Learning Enhancement Centre will be developed to provide enrichment opportunities for students in Primary and Secondary who are gifted and talented. Gifted and Talented programs may involve a range of activities inclusive of Subject Clubs, academic competitions and excursions.

Students in need of support will benefit from programs run by the Learning Enhancement Centre. These programs may include withdrawal from class for specialised tutoring and Individual Education Programs (IEP), which operate within general classrooms to support inclusive education practice. In addition, a range of co-curricular activities will encourage students to extend their interests and to embark upon new pursuits, fostering positive self–esteem.

Recognition of Student Achievement

The College encourages and recognises achievement and personal effort across a wide range of activities. Awards, medals and certificates celebrating excellence, high achievement and endeavour will be presented at College assemblies and at the annual Awards or Presentation Evenings. Gold commendation slips provide encouragement and positive feedback as well as commendation letters sent to parents. Students with good behaviour records will receive various treats and outings. Students who represent the state or Australia in sport will be included on the Sporting Wall of Fame. Graduates from Atlantis Beach Baptist College will be commemorated on plaques. Student successes will be celebrated by the entire school community in the College Newsletters.

Year 7 - 10 Subjects

Compulsory Subjects: 55 min Periods Studied (per week)
English 4
Maths 4
Science 4
Humanities and Social Science
(History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business)
4
Christian Education 1
Health Education 1
Physical Education 2
Assembly 1
Language - Japanese (Year 7 and 8) 1
Career and Business Studies (Year 9 and 10) 1

Atlantis Style PBL (The Arts): (4 periods per week)

  • Visual Art
  • Media
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Music

Atlantis Tech (Technology): (4 Periods per week)

Design and Technologies

  • Food and Nutrition and Food Specialisations
  • Fabric and Design
  • Engineering Principles and Systems (Robotics and Drone Technology)
  • Materials and Technology Specialisation – textiles, metal, wood, plastic

Digital Technology

  • Information Technology and Computer Coding
  • Digital Systems and Representation of Data

ATLANTIS BEACH BAPTIST COLLEGE YEAR 11 PROPOSED GRIDLINE (2021)


LINE 1
Mathematics Essentials
General/Foundation
Mathematics Application
General
Mathematics Methods
ATAR
LINE 2
English
Foundation
English
General
English
ATAR
LINE 3

Career and Enterprise
General

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Workplace Learning Endorsed Program

Psychology
General
Psychology 
ATAR
LINE 4
Business VET Cert II 
Human Biological Sciences
General
Human Biological Sciences
ATAR
LINE 5
Applied Information and Technology
VET Cert II
Applied Information and Technology
General
Applied Information and Technology
ATAR
LINE 6
Food Science & Tech
General
Physical Education Studies
General
Physical Education Studies
ATAR

NB: VET Courses and Career and Enterprise have a practical Workplace Learning component.

  • A student selects one subject per grid line
  • There are six lines - all students choose one subject from each line
  • A total of six chosen subjects
  • Each subject is studied for 4 periods per week
  • Some subjects offered on Lines 3 to 6 can only run if sufficient numbers of students choose the subject
  • Compulsory Subjects: Christian Education (1 period per week) , Physical Education (2 periods per week), Assembly (1 period), Health Ed (1 period), Essential Skills (1 period), Mathematics and English (4 periods per week each)

Essential Skills (1 period per week): This lesson will focus on the following:

  • Student success in Year 11
  • Year 11 Assessment Overview
  • Study Skills and Time management
  • Exam preparation and review
  • Health and Wellbeing focus
  • Building resilience in Young People
  • RAC Driver Education Workshops
  • Private Study

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Two Rocks WA 6037

Phone: 61-8-95443000
Fax: 61-8-95443099

Email: admin@abbc.wa.edu.au