Senior High Schools (Colleges)
Tasmanian Government Senior High Schools allow students to specialise in a wide variety of high-level subjects with dedicated facilities, as well as a great choice of extracurricular activities, including special interest courses, sports, and excursions. Our schools prepare students for university life – students are not required to wear uniforms, address teachers by their first names, and are responsible for their own attendance at school.
Students are encouraged to ask questions, give their opinions and to participate in activities. The intention is to create students who can think and learn for themselves. If a student is having problems, they are expected to ask for help. Teachers are there to help and to make sure that every student passes, so extra tuition is always available.
In Years 11 and 12, students will be able to plan for their personal program of learning based on interests, abilities, learning goals, and career aspirations.
International students are compulsory to study English, however, they can then select other learning areas that they would like to focus on. There is a wide range of subjects on offer, including academic focused subjects such as Maths, Science, History, and Religion, but also recreational subjects such as Photography, Drama, and Outdoor Education.
Click here to find out more about Years 9 to 12 Curriculum Framework. Years 9 to 12 Curriculum Framework (education.tas.gov.au)
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
In Senior High Schools, students are required to study an English subject, for example, English as an Additional Language, alongside other elected subjects. If the student has advanced English level, the student may choose to study an English subject with local students, such as English Writing or English Inquiry.
Additional English tuition and support are available on-campus outside of this subject.
Assessment in Senior High Schools will depend on subjects the student has elected to study. For the majority of subjects, assessment will include assignments, projects and tests throughout the school year, in addition to two examination periods per year. Generally, around 70% of a student’s final marks are generated internally (from assignments etc) and 30% are generated from exams.
At Senior High Schools, students are treated as adults and are encouraged to develop independence and self-responsibility.
Students will not be required to wear a school uniform. Instead, students can choose what to wear to school, but typically they will wear casual clothing such as jeans, shorts/a skirt, a jumper, and sneaker-style shoes.
Senior High School campus guide
Schools in the South of Tasmania
Schools in the North of Tasmania