Secondary College

The Secondary College years are an important transition from the formative years and maximize student ambitions and academic choice as they progress through the years.  Students are encouraged to set realistic goals and to aspire to personal excellence in their studies.  Implementing the Australian Curriculum helps to create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens.

GBC endeavours to provide a Christ-centred, biblical perspective on education which is relevant and applicable to daily life.  We are supportive of Christian values that are taught at home and in church. Our students are learning to see the world around us from a Christian perspective through interactive and vibrant learning opportunities.

Students study a prescribed program, which will generally include:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Health
  • Physical Education
  • French
  • Christian Education

Through our English course students learn to analyse, understand, communicate with and build relationships with others and with the world around them. It develops the knowledge and skills needed for education, training and the workplace. English also helps students to engage imaginatively and critically with literature to expand the scope of their experience. Students are involved in stimulating programs including reading, drama, assembly items and public speaking. Essentially the English Curriculum helps them become ethical, thoughtful, informed and active members of society.

The Mathematics program at GBC aims to ensure that students are confident, creative users and communicators of Mathematics, able to investigate, represent and interpret situations in their personal and work lives and as active citizens. The College has programs and resources in place to assist in the development of an increasingly sophisticated understanding of mathematical concepts and fluency with processes. Students are encouraged to pose and solve problems, reason in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. Students will have the opportunity to explore connections between the areas of Mathematics and other disciplines and appreciate Mathematics as an accessible and enjoyable discipline to study.

We cover the Australian Science curriculum and add our Christian ethos and beliefs as complementary to the wholesome appreciation of science facts and theories. Our teaching approach cultivates within our student confidence and self-belief based in our strong Christian moral values.
We appreciate that Science is evolving at a much faster pace in this information age. With this in mind, our teaching approach incorporates the use of latest information technology in teaching, research, learning and presentation of work.  Our objective is to instill creative, critical thinking and individuals who can independently solve problems in the real world. In the lower years our curriculum is designed to expose students to general science, specialisation is encouraged at higher year levels. We have specialist staff and rooms where learning is supported by hands on practical work, and students are encouraged to develop independent learning skills. A range of resources are available to learners for remedial, extension and homework activities.

The College Graduation Ceremony is a formal event held at the end of Year 10, at which the College farewells its students. Staff and students wear academic regalia for this memorable conclusion to their years at school.