Senior School (Years 7 to 12)

Whitsunday Anglican School is one of Australia’s leading regional schools. Our programs ensure that our students and staff are supported to meet a range of new developments in this every changing and disruptive educational landscape.

This is particularly important for the Senior School as this includes the rigours of the new Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) system. We confidently prepare our students for bright futures in a global world where they can be passionate, determined and resilient young men and women.

Efforts reap rewards, where our senior students going on to their chosen field of study at their preferred tertiary institutions or taking the vocational pathway of their choice. Our students consistently perform above the State-wide average in terms of university entry scores. It is rare for our students not to receive a university offer if that is what they have set their heart on.

Equally, we recognise that university is not  everyone’s pathway and many of our Old Scholars have established successful careers in industry, the trades and as entrepreneurs. We offer VET (Vocational Educational Training) pathways and have an active work experience program for Years 9 through to 12 that is well supported by local organisations and industry.

Any pathway or academic enquiries can be directed to our Head of Curriculum Mrs Natalie Sunner by calling (07) 4969 2000 or emailing nsu@was.qld.edu.au.

Each semester, Whitsunday Anglican School offers a Homework and Tutorial Scheme [HATS] outside class time programs. These sessions are scheduled from 3:15pm to 4:15pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from Week Two of each Term. Students are able to receive additional assistance in areas requiring further development.

Students are given opportunities to study a wide range of core and elective subjects from Years 7 to 12. For the new Queensland Certificate of Education, our students from Years 10-12 are transitioned into personalised pathways of learning to suit their career aspirations and level of mastery. The teaching and learning programs offered at Whitsunday Anglican School align with the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA] for Years 7-10 and The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority [QCAA] subjects in Years 10, 11 and 12. Our school is fortunate to provide a Year 10 teaching and learning program that transitions students through a more personalised pathway into their QCE, ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) and VET (Vocational Education and Training) pathways. Our senior phase of learning from Years 10-12 are QCAA approved and contribute to an ATAR at the end of Year 12 for entry to tertiary studies.

Alongside our exceptional teaching staff, our Senior School is supported by a dedicated management and leadership team:

  • Head of Senior School
  • School Chaplain
  • Dean of Students (Years 7-8)
  • Heads of House (Years 9-12)
  • House Mentors (Years 9-12) and Years 7-8 Mentors
  • Dean of Service and Global Learning
  • School Psychologist.

Each student belongs to one of four Houses (Charles, Trinity, Ambrose or Barnabas) and the Senior School has a vertical house tutor group structure which provides a number of benefits. These include the opportunity to regularly participate in peer academic mentoring in House settings; enhanced teacher-student pastoral relationships providing continuity and stability; strengthened House identities providing an enhanced sense of belonging; opportunities to further build resilience, leadership and mentoring skills in every student as they interact with their fellow House members; improved spirit within the Senior School; Heads of House influencing and reaching across to Years 7 and 8; and the Academic mentoring of students in each of the House groups by their tutors.

We aim to produce well-rounded individuals and accomplished, confident and determined young men and women equipped to lead and contribute to their community as future citizens, following the path they are passionate about.

Mrs Sarah Wright

Head of Senior School


2019/2020 Years 9 and 10 Subject Courses Booklet

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2018/2019/2020 Years 11 and 12 Subject Courses Booklet

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7-12 Information Evening

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