Our Senior Years program is designed to guide our older students in Years 10, 11 and 12 through subject choices and experiences that will support their future study and vocation opportunities. Our program fosters independent learning to develop competent, self-motivated, confident and adaptable thinkers who are deeply involved and interested in what they are doing and are keen to take ownership of their learning and preparing them for life.
They will get ‘real life’ experience too, anything from catering for our events to making jewellery to managing the AV tech for our performances. The hands on skills they acquire are akin to what a technical college could offer, without sacrificing the individual attention and academic learning.
With a wider range of topics, there’s plenty of opportunity for students to start thinking about and planning for their future and their career. With our range of specialist subjects and resources, in conjunction with our supportive approach, we help guide students to plan out what they will do after they leave school. This is obviously an intimidating and pressure filled time for many, so we do all that we can to support our students as they head into exams and future tertiary and vocational pathways. We make it a priority to instil the following in our senior students:
- self motivation
- dedication and tenacity
- becoming a whole person (not just about the grades)
- an ongoing contribution to society
“Throughout our five years at Endeavour, we have been given many opportunities to enhance our leadership skills through student representation, leadership days such as those run by yLead and the ongoing examples provided by our teachers. Endeavour has not only taught us to be critical thinkers, but to engage and better our local and global community. “
Student Executive, 2019