Welcome to Coomandook Area School

We are a small Area School that provides quality teaching and learning within a caring and safe environment from Reception to Year 12. | Our School

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Senior School

Student Deadlines and expectations

(Years 8 to Year 12)
Our Secondary students are individuals who come from a range of cultural and social backgrounds. They bring to their learning prior knowledge and experiences, needs, interests, concerns, expectations and aspirations.

To meet the needs of our older students, Coomandook Area School has established a clearly identifiable sub-school that is caring and specifically addresses the needs of senior students by providing:
• small teacher/student ratios
• small pastoral care groups that help develop positive relationships between teachers, students and their families
• strong connections between student groups and the community
• well-resourced learning areas and facilities

The learning process is complex, dynamic, interactive and cyclical, not linear. It involves students continuously extending, elaborating, reformulating and reflecting upon their frameworks of knowledge and values. Within this concept of progress in learning, students are seen as active learners who learn at different rates and need multiple challenges. They are supported in developing responsibility for their own learning, and enthusiasm for continuous learning.
The Senior School is designed to meet the specific intellectual, physical and emotional needs of young adolescents from Year 10 with preparation for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) or other vocational offerings into Year 11 and 12.

This is accomplished through:
• personalised subject planning and choice
• specialist teaching face-to-face or individualised
• mentoring with flexible options such as Open Access, TAFE, VET, School Based Apprenticeships or other vocational options
• flexible Access to ICT through provision of computers and Internet access
• the provision of leadership opportunities through the Student Representative Council (SRC) and leadership courses
• the opportunity to engage in a range of extra curricular activities

Teaching and Learning Practices

We are committed to developing teaching practices that are most productive at this senior level of learning by:
• student participation in decision making
• students negotiating learning activities and assessment tasks
• modelling positive, caring behaviours
• promoting self directed and independent learning in preparation for life.