Key Learning Areas

” FOR WE ARE GOD’S HANDIWORK, CREATED IN CHRIST JESUS TO DO GOOD WORKS, WHICH GOD PREPARED TH ADVANCE FOR US TO DO.”

Ephesians 2:10

Secondary Assembly

Secondary assembly is a special occasion every Friday, where Secondary students come together collectively in the Auditorium. Trinity band normally leads the students in worship before a devotional message is delivered. Parents are welcome to attend. It is also a time to celebrate success and achievements of students with the handing out of special certificates, trophies and the 101 awards.

101 Awards

Students who go above and beyond are recognised for going the extra mile. Teachers carefully select students to receive a 101 award when students have put in that extra degree. Students are awarded 101 awards for putting extra effort, care and attention into their work, relationships or actions.

The principle is founded by Sam Parker (InspireYourPeople.com’s co-founder). His best-selling book and message inspire people to dig deeper and make great things happen, for themselves and those around them.

Teachers encourage students to be 101 in their actions towards their parents, schoolwork, teachers and friends.

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Drama

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.

Music

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-curricula 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.

French

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.

Math

Mathematics is used to investigate patterns, order, generality and uncertainty.
• Problems are explored and solved through observation, reflection and logical reasoning.
• A concise system of communication is used with written, symbolic, spoken and visual components.
• Mathematics is creative requiring initiative and it promotes curiosity in an increasingly complex and data-driven world.
• It is the basis of all quantitative disciplines.

Christian Living:

Trinity College values are deeply rooted in our faith in Lord Jesus Christ. All curriculum areas are delivered through a Biblical World View lens and subject matter aligns with Biblical truths and principles.

Christian Living lessons provide students additional opportunities to explore the Christian faith and develop values for life. Themes and activities are carefully selected to foster the spiritual development for our young generation.

The Christian learning curriculum for students in Secondary years 7-12 offers an experience of authentic Christian learning that is accessible to all students regardless of their faith or background in Christian life. Through theparticipation in Christian Living lessons once a week, students grow in experience and understanding of Christian life and develop in maturity, socially and spiritually.

English

Developing strong communication skills is a clear objective of the English curriculum at Trinity College, as these skills are lifelong and are designed to empower students to be effective in every area of life, both during their school years and in their adult worlds. From Grade 7 to Grade 12, the English curriculum provides students with opportunity to develop reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing skills through a programme that explores a range of texts across many genres. Students integrate the development of these skills with the school’s MacBook usage programme across all year levels. Empowering and upskilling students in good communication skills not only aims to facilitate the development of their own God-given talents and their transition into the career pathway that they want to pursue, but supports their learning in every subject studied at Trinity College.

Hummanities

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.

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.

Pastoral Care

At Trinity College we recognise that Pastoral Care is paramount to developing and nurturing the personal and social development of each student. Emphasis are put on the nurturing of relationships trough communication with students, teachers and parents and/or caregivers. This includes general monitoring of students’ overall progress (academic, personal and social) and through specific pastoral and support systems.

Pastoral Care teachers connect with students once a day in Pastoral Care sessions and assemblies.  Students are connected to the Google Classroom “Secondary Information” page that provides them key information such as devotions, daily notices, digital documents, policies, key dates and events information.

Physics

Physics aims to develop students’:
• appreciation of physics and the significant contribution physics has made to contemporary society
• understanding that phenomena may be explained, analysed and predicted, providing a reliable basis for actions
• understanding of how matter and energy interact in physical systems
• understanding of how models and theories are refined and how new models and theories are developed in physics
• investigative skills, including the design and conduct of investigations to explore phenomena and solve problems, the collection and analysis of data, and the interpretation of evidence
• ability to use accurate and precise measurement, valid and reliable evidence, and scepticism and intellectual rigour to evaluate claims
• ability to communicate physics understanding, findings, arguments and conclusions using appropriate representations, modes and genres.