The senior phase of learning develops the skills students have learned in middle school.¬† Students are encouraged to focus on doing their best in their academic program and participate in the co-curricular offerings of the College to give balance in their life.¬† All students participate in Religious Education and the various House activities throughout the year.¬† Opportunities to develop leadership skills exist in each year level of senior schooling and, while all students are expected to role model servant leadership, specific leadership roles include Peer Support Leader, Student Councillor and House Captain.
The College curriculum in senior school supports our students‚Äô transition into post- school options by providing a range of courses across the nine learning areas.
In Year 10, all students study Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, Society and Environment, and Physical Education.¬† They also select four electives.¬† Career Education in Year 10 develops students‚Äô awareness of future pathways in helping to achieve their goals.
In Year 11 and 12, all students study Religion and Life and English or Literature.¬† Students then select four other Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) courses from an extended list.¬† At this stage of their schooling, students choose subjects that suit their skills and abilities and which complement their future goals.
To support the varying needs and aspirations of our students, a diverse range of WACE Courses are offered to our Year 11 and 12 students.¬† These courses allow for University entrance and other avenues students may wish to pursue such Vocational Education and Training pathways and the Pre-Apprenticeships in School program.
The College‚Äôs Vocational Education and Training pathway allows students who would like to pursue apprenticeships and TAFE as post-school options to get a head start.¬† Many of the courses offered in this program have National Industry Competencies embedded allowing our students to achieve TAFE certification, while still enrolled at Kolbe.
Students who are clear about their future pathway in a particular industry may also select a Pre-Apprenticeships in School program.¬† These programs require students to complete two days in training and three days at the College, where they have a reduced study program.¬† This program reduces the length of an apprenticeship.
At the end of Year 12, students are provided with a statement of results, listing all of their results in their senior phase of learning.¬† Students who achieve a significant amount of learning at a set standard of achievement and meet literacy requirements will be eligible for a Western Australian Certificate of Education. Furthermore, students who complete external examinations can be eligible for an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank.