Senior School – Year 7 to Year 12

Our Senior School is a dynamic and energetic environment with strong and trusted connections between students, their teachers and the wider community.

Teaching incorporates flexible, research-based, best-practice instructional models and innovative teaching strategies to differentiate and deliver the Australian Curriculum in a manner that is distinctly BTC, catering for differing student needs and learning abilities.

The wider learning environment provides for and promotes the spiritual, academic, social, emotional and physical development of every student and provides a range of flexible pathways to cater for a student’s individual needs and interests, offering an excellent programme of academic, vocational, sporting, cultural and social opportunities and experiences for every student.

Our Vocational Education department offers one of the most extensive programs of any school in Queensland, including an extensive range of Certificate courses, University entrance course study and School-based Traineeships.

Teachers are passionate about and pro-actively engage in the pastoral care program of the College and ensure the support, safety and wellbeing of students within the classroom, in the playground and at College events and functions.

VET Courses

Research has shown that young people who leave school at the completion of compulsory education are over represented in regional Australia when compared with their urban peers. It is therefore extremely important that rural-based educational institutions offer not only pathways of study that will prepare students for tertiary entrance but also a curriculum that includes a broad base of vocational preparation.

We have a specialist VET Co-ordinator who mentors a variety of programmes that enable all students to make future employment choices based on alternative pathways. For example, the Certificate IV in IT/Business allows non-OP eligible students to enter tertiary education using a notional OP. This opens the pathway for students with specific aptitude in a particular area to gain higher education that would be otherwise unavailable if reliant upon an OP determined by success in subjects which the student struggles with.

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