Junior Years provides a nurturing and vibrant learning environment for students from Prep to Year 5. Each classroom has computers and iPads available for student use. Students are taught that technology is a tool for learning. Computers and iPads are used by students to demonstrate learning, to design final projects and to understand coding and other technology related skills.
In addition to helping students achieve high academic standards, staff work in partnership with parents, to nurture students’ emotional and spiritual growth.
Junior Years has Specialist Teachers for Music, Art, Physical Education and LOTE (German). Musical productions and Choir offer students the opportunity to develop skills in the Performing Arts. Swimming lessons, swimming carnivals, cross-country and athletic carnivals encourage them to push themselves physically. Music, Art, German and Physical Education are delivered in separate, purpose equipped classrooms.
Our Middle Years curriculum is designed to create diversity and differentiation within the classroom for students from Year 6 to Year 9. This diverse curriculum allows our students to develop new skills and talents, while exploring further learning opportunities that will enhance their overall learning experience.
We understand that the Middle Years are an important time for building positive relationships with peers and adults, as young people seek to define their identity, beliefs and place within the broader community. We believe in a holistic approach to education and we ensure that we are catering not only to the academic needs of all students but also to their emotional, spiritual, physical and social needs.
Middle Years at GNLC is a place where students become INDEPENDENT LEARNERS through a curriculum that is both CHALLENGING & REWARDING and VIBRANT & ENERGETIC. Teachers create a safe environment that allows for RELEVANT & THOUGHT PROVOKING discussions that provide opportunities for our students to become CRITICAL THINKERS. Through ENGAGING & INTERACTIVE curriculum and pedagogy, our students will ultimately become RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS who will go on to be AUTHENTIC LEADERS forever.
The Senior Years caters for students from Years 10 to 12. Students can pursue studies in Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Information Technology, Commerce, Humanities, Music, LOTE (German), Art, Design and Manual Construction which includes Woodwork and Metalwork, Food Technology and Outdoor Education.
While the College provides a safe and happy environment that supports our students’ social and emotional growth, the emphasis in Senior Years is on preparing students for their entry into further study or work and for life, as responsible and contributing citizens.
A variety of pathways open up to students upon completion of their studies. We provide information, guidance and support to ensure a smooth transition into tertiary studies, employment or community enterprises. Specialist staff exist who are able to provide professional assistance to the students to help them make important transitional decisions.