The Business and Information Technology Department aims to deliver a curriculum to our students that is not only relevant but will also provide a strong foundation for their future, whether it be tertiary studies, employment or simply as an area of personal interest.
The courses offered in Senior School are extremely diversified. They include not only information technology based courses, which in today’s world is an essential skill, but also Accounting and Finance, Politics and Law and Business Management and Enterprise. Nationally accredited courses such as Certificate II in Information Technology are also included. New in 2017 is the Applied Information Technology course being offered to the Year 11 cohort which offers a rich curriculum in design elements, coding, website development and general software skills. This will lead onto the course being offered in Year 12.
Our Lower School courses are aligned to these and include many diversified IT courses such as Digital Media, Game Design and Robotics. The Robotics course is new in 2017 and has been developed to offer the students coding skills employing equipment such as Spheros, Pro-Bots, Makey Makey’s and Arduino’s. In the Law and Commerce area we offer the Law and Criminal Investigations course.
The staff in this department endeavour to design a curriculum program that best suits the needs of our students from year to year and to encourage students to avail themselves to as many opportunities as possible, inside the classroom and beyond. We offer a broad range of extra-curricular activities that enhance our students’ education. These activities range from participation in: Mock Trial Competitions, The Curtin University Excelerate Program in Accounting, excursions and also running various small businesses for our school community. Participation in such activities have led to much success for our students including achieving university scholarships and prizes, Accounting traineeships, recognition of outstanding achievement in informatics competitions and, on many occasions, being finalists in the State Mock Trial Competition.
Subject Choices ( Click on the year link for the corresponding year directory)