Upper Secondary

Living Waters Lutheran College offers an Upper Secondary School experience that is firmly focused on preparing students for the future. Academically, we focus on student pathways that lead to a variety of opportunities for the future. We believe that students who are motivated and active participants in their learning are more likely to achieve personal excellence.

We offer a range of opportunities for future study. The majority of our students go on to university using a Year 12 Australian Tertiary Attainment Rank (ATAR), but an array of other courses that link to TAFE, Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs and apprenticeship opportunities are available.

A student’s experience at our College is enhanced by a wide range of activities that go beyond the classroom. Students are encouraged to uncover and pursue their own gifts and talents in a quest for personal excellence. We offer sporting opportunities both in and outside of the College, a chance to experience politics in action through the Mock Trials team, and a dynamic Performing Arts curriculum with the chance to be a part of a major musical every second year.

Our students also have the opportunity to travel both nationally and internationally for some curriculum subjects and co-curricular activities. Past trips have included, Mexico (Robotics), Japan (Languages/Cultural), Canberra (Cultural/HASS), Victoria (Art), New South Wales (Skiing) and South Australia (Pedal Prix racing).

Equipping our students for life after Living Waters Lutheran College is a core focus in the Upper Secondary School. Our students engage in work experience and programs like Keys for Life which prepare them for life beyond school. Each Year 11 and 12 student has the opportunity to complete a Certificate III in a range of disciplines.

The Upper Secondary School is a dynamic learning community where we provide a rich, relevant and challenging program that builds on a foundation of learning established in the earlier years. We encourage personal excellence within each student, nurturing their strengths and interests through the Australian Curriculum and WACE courses, including VET programs.

Our Careers Department that is dedicated to working with students and their families to navigate through the exciting career options presented to students in society today. Each student can forge their personal educational pathway through the Upper Secondary School with the support and nurture of the whole College community.

  • Christian Studies
  • English
  • Health
  • Physical Education
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • Life Skills.

Students can also choose two specialist learning subjects each year which include:

  • Visual Art
  • Design and Technology (Wood)
  • Design and Technology (Metals)
  • Design and Technology (Textiles)
  • Digital Technologies
  • Media Arts
  • Outdoor Education
  • Physical Education Extension
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Japanese.

Students are given the opportunity to choose courses that support their individual strengths and interests and assists them in their career aspirations. After gauging student interest, the College makes decisions each year toward which courses and programs they will offer. These decisions are based on a range of factors such as student interest, resources, staffing and community need.

In Year 12, students choose courses that generally build on their successes in Year 11, preparing them for tertiary study or a future career.

We pride ourselves in ensuring that our students are exposed to many experiences and opportunities, which prepares them and gives them advantaged skills for the future. Secondary students have the choice of following a university pathway, vocational pathway or a combination of the two.

The VET program is designed for students who are preparing for entry into TAFE, the workforce, or a traineeship/apprenticeship. Units of competency are completed towards a training qualification. The program enables students to work towards Secondary graduation and simultaneously acquire nationally accredited qualifications.