Senior School

The Senior School

The Senior School follows the courses as prescribed by the Board of Studies. Students are awarded a transcript of studies at the end of their course, and can be awarded a RoSA (Record of School Achievement) if they leave for an apprenticeship or full time work.


All subjects within the Senior School curriculum are taught from a Christian perspective, which encourages our students to view all aspects of their learning as being relevant to their development as a contributing, thinking member of Australian society as well as part of the world wide community.

During all years, students follow a program of Christian Studies which encourages students to read and apply the Bible and its teachings to everyday life. This includes small groups and whole school chapel.

Brief details of the Senior School curriculum are included below. Students transferring from interstate or overseas can normally enrol in the years appropriate for their age and be eligible for the award of NSW Certificates. Full details can be confirmed on application to the School.

MAS offers your Child

  • Two dedicated computer labs with internet access and a range of applications

  • A well stocked and up-to-date library

  • A small school environment where individual care is a priority

  • A community service program

  • Camping opportunities

  • After school Maths and English support

  • Internet access via school WIFI and  a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy


Curriculum (Years 7-12)

The course pattern, for each student to maintain eligibility for the award of their transcript, and be eligible for a RoSA or access to Yr 11, requires the completion of core courses in English, Mathematics, Science, Human Society & Its Environment (HSIE) and Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) in each of Stage 4 & 5. During Stage 4, students must also complete qualifying courses in Music, Visual Arts, Design and Technology, Geography, History & LOTE. Transcript Grades of “A”-”E” are awarded in all subjects on the basis of students’ achievements during Stage 5.

The School also requires the completion of a preliminary course in Christian Studies during stage 4. In Stage 5, students follow an elective course which allows them to specialise in areas of interest as well as developing new interests in a broad range of areas. We cater for a range of abilities from gifted and talented students to those experiencing learning difficulties. Subjects currently on offer include: Food Technology, Timber, Metals, Music, PASS (Physical and Sports Studies), Visual Arts, Commerce, and IST (Information and Software Technology). 

Sport Program

At the Senior School level, a sports afternoon is held on Tuesdays, which offers the opportunity for recreational or competitive sports, including competition against other schools. The Tuesday afternoon program is extensive. Cricket, Hockey, Softball, Netball, Basketball, Volleyball, Rugby League, Soccer, Golf, Weights, Aerobics, Gymnastics, Dance, Archery and Swimming (amongst others) are offered. This may vary from year to year. Students compete at School Swimming, Athletics and Cross-Country carnivals to gain representation at Christian Schools Sports Association Carnivals. Through this avenue students can gain access to all-schools events in selected sports.

Music Program

The School provides specialist instruction in music. This includes both class and private tuition. Students from Kindergarten can learn to play the recorder as well as a number of percussion instruments. From Year 3-6 students are involved in a brass and wind program. Students have opportunities to perform at community events including regional and Sydney Eisteddfods and School events, including the Music and Drama Night and Twilight Concert. Specialist music teachers are employed by the School to provide private tuition in brass, wind, keyboard and guitar at a small fee to parents. Office staff or our music teacher can assist with any parent enquiries.

Service Program

At MAS students support a number of charities and organisations through fundraising and special school events. These events can, but do not exclusively include, the Westmead Hospital Bandaged Bear Appeal, MS Read-a-thon and Samaritan’s Purse.

The Senior School also offers a range of opportunities for students to gain experience and in exercising their gifts and abilities. This  is an important part of the implementation of the School’s philosophy.

Activities

The whole school partakes in an activities program on a Friday afternoon, which is designed to extend the pupils' extra curricular interests. Various activities are offered, and change each semester.

If you would like to learn more about the Senior School, please contact the Principal via reception.