Rotations, electives and senior subjects
In Secondary, students move through a process of trialling, selecting some subjects to selecting all subjects.
Year 7 and 8
In Years 7 and 8, students rotate through eight subjects to gain a taste of what this subject is like and gain a base level of understanding in all subjects.
Years 9 and 10
In Years 9 and 10 students are able to select three different electives. These electives are designed for students to begin to select subjects and design their education around their future career direction. Please note that History and Geography are covered in HASS and are not elective options in these years.
Years 11 and 12
Students in Years 11 and 12 are able to choose all of their subjects and design their educational pathway. This includes selecting different levels of Mathematics and English.
Trinity College holds Drama classes for all Year 7’s and 8’s, and has Drama as an elective subject in Year 9 and 10.
Drama at Trinity College looks at the introduction to the Elements of Drama by experimenting with early Ritual- based Drama, and Mime. In Year 9 and 10, a range of topics are covered such as Political Theatre, Clowning, Greek Theatre, Elizabethan Theatre, Mask work, Commedia del ‘Arte.
Trinity is involved in two excellent Drama programs. One involves The QLD Theatre Company. The Scene Project involved the Year 9 and 10 students working on a scene from an excerpt of a play written by an Australian Playwright for the project. They perform it on a professional stage in front of other schools and members of the QLD Theatre Company.
The other project involves Trinity working in conjunction with The Shake n’ Stir Theatre Company, in Brisbane to produce monologues and duologues inspired by Shakespeare and his work. In 2020 three Trinity College students had the opportunity to go the Shakefest Finals at the La Boite Theatre in Brisbane.
HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
The Humanities and Social Sciences are the study of human behaviour and interaction in social, cultural, environmental, economic and political contexts. More simply, the Humanities is about understanding what it is to be human. This is achieved through a study of areas including History, Geography, Legal Studies and Business.
At Trinity College Gladstone, the purpose of a humanities education is to create engaged, active and informed citizens. We focus on developing skills that are essential for our students’ future, such as critical analysis and evaluation of dynamic problems, creative thinking, and argumentative writing. In addition to these skills, a study of the Humanities encourages empathy and a sense of social justice and equality, and helps students to make moral, spiritual and intellectual sense of the world.
Learning to read, write, speak and understand another language is a wonderful opportunity for students., and is especially exciting for students if the language they are learning is the second international language of the world-French. After English, the first international language of the world, French is the first or second language of over 30 countries, so becoming proficient in the four language skills opens opportunities for international employment, travel, evangelism, defence and cultural understanding. To further the development of these opportunities, Trinity College is looking to take students on a language immersion and mission trip to New Caledonia, a French Pacific neighbour within 2 hours’ flight from Brisbane.
Music is delivered at Trinity College based on the Australian Curriculum, understood within a Biblical Framework, while being delivered in an engaging manner for adolescents. Students participate in learning activities where their skills are developed in ensembles and as individuals. Opportunities are given to grow their confidence with performances during weekly assemblies, musicals, ensembles and lunch time clubs.
Extra-curricular activities include choir, band, college musicals and flute ensemble. They have opportunities to perform solo or in ensemble in our college musicals, weekly assemblies, combined school musicals, Eisteddfods, GISMA and community events.
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN
In Industrial Technology we strive to teach students basic hand skills and safety. There is an opportunity to develop their skills into higher capabilities and more complex construction skills. We also develop problem solving abilities and create design challenges. Which currently leads into our senior subject of Design with a broader range of subjects to be offered in the coming years.