Rec-12 Information

Junior School

Reception to Year 5

Faith

As a Christian School we offer an accredited Christian Studies program which is biblically-based, academically rigorous, and reflective. It includes study of ethics, philosophy, and comparative religion.

We encourage thought; ours is a thinking faith. Through regular worship, devotions, and voluntary Christian youth groups, our students can question and express different ideas respectfully. Our large student faith and service team initiates and leads activities and a highly regarded, systematic pastoral care, wellbeing and life skills program means we build sustainable and mutually respectful relationships with families.

Spiritual Formation is an essential component of a Christian school education.

All students participate in a variety of outreach and service programs throughout their time at King’s including Jump Rope for Heart, Operation Christmas Child, World Vision, and support of the King’s Friendship Centre (Cambodia) to name just a few.

Faith Studies Framework: Laying the foundation and placing the framework

In Junior School, our Faith Studies Framework is ‘God’s Story. Our Story. My Story.’ Students are encouraged to explore life in the context of us all being made in the image of God, who wants us to be fulfilled, to have a relationship with Him, in life and work, with each other, and with the world he made for us to enjoy.

Faith expression: The Junior School celebrates two major events in the Christian calendar, Easter (Holy Week) and Christmas. Students also experience Daily Devotions, Weekly Chapels, and regular Faith Studies lessons.

Curriculum Offerings

In the Junior School at King’s, there is a strong focus on supporting students to develop strong Literacy and Numeracy skills. In addition, students engage in learning from all areas of the Australian Curriculum. Student learning is also supported in a number of learning areas, by a specialist teacher in Visual Art, Performing Arts (Dance, Drama and Music), German and Physical Education. Students in Years 3-5 also undertake a focused Digital Technologies lesson once per week with a specialist teacher to support development of fundamental skills in Coding and Robotics. 

Students in Years R-5 undertake:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
  • Design Technologies (including our Patch to Plate program)
  • Digital Technologies
  • Language – German
  • Language – Japanese (Year 5 only)
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Visual Art
  • Performing Arts (Music, Dance and Drama)

 

An extensive co-curricular program is also offered for students to participate in a range of activities Beyond The Classroom.

Wellbeing

In our community, you may be an individual, but you are not alone. We offer companions on the road – friends, whether adults or students, who can be counted on for help if it is needed. We believe things can change for the better through sharing our problems and following wise advice.

King’s is a Christian community united by a belief in God’s grace: God loves us and wants the best for our lives. We respond by caring for each other and welcoming others, even if they are different from ourselves. As a family, we work together as teachers, parents, and students in the lifelong process of Christian education. We aim to help each other develop, not just knowledge, but wisdom, and to nurture each other into whole people.

We recognise that the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing of students is of key importance to their success at school. Students with a positive sense of wellbeing are happy, settled, responsible and resilient. They enjoy positive relationships with peers, staff, and parents, and are engaged in all aspects of their schooling.

Wellbeing in the Junior School: Day-to-day responsibility for wellbeing lies with each student’s class teacher. These teachers know their students well and are in an excellent position to speak into their lives and identify any concerns regarding wellbeing. Class teachers are assisted in this role by the R-5 Leader of Spiritual Formation & Wellbeing, the Director of the Junior School and other support staff when needed.

At King’s, our students usually find it easy to make friends because of the many other young people with interests and values just like theirs. The Friendship Station offers a simple but important way for younger students to initiate conversations and play opportunities. If things go wrong, they will learn ways to sort out problems, to make up if possible, and repair harm. We believe giving and receiving forgiveness helps us to relate well to others. 

Middle School

Year 6 to Year 9

Faith

As a Christian School we offer an accredited Christian Studies program which is biblically-based, academically rigorous, and reflective. It includes study of ethics, philosophy, and comparative religion.

We encourage thought; ours is a thinking faith. Through regular worship, devotions, and voluntary Christian youth groups, our students can question and express different ideas respectfully. Our large student faith and service team initiates and leads activities and a highly regarded, systematic pastoral care, wellbeing and life skills program means we build sustainable and mutually respectful relationships with families.

Spiritual Formation is an essential component of a Christian school education.

All students participate in a variety of outreach and service programs throughout their time at King’s including Jump Rope for Heart, Operation Christmas Child, World Vision and support of the King’s Friendship Centre (Cambodia) to name just a few.

Faith Studies Framework:

Years 6-7 Building the walls and roof to the foundation and framework

In Middle School, learning continues in a structured exploration that mirrors the changes and growth journey being undertaken by the students through this period from Years 6 to 9. The guiding image for students is The Heysen Trail. We use it to illustrate stories of exploration, hope and courage and how the path we walk is alongside, and with, those who have gone before us.

They engage with the journeys of many Biblical characters and examine the notion of Salvation, Incarnation, Restoration and more. They are encouraged to consider their place in God’s story through the Alpha Youth Interactive Series and explore the basics of Christian Faith.

Years 8-9 Creating the rooms within the walls

The Middle Years learning program culminates in Year 9 with the year long, single-sex learning program, The Rite Journey. It is specifically designed to help students in their transition from childhood to adulthood. The course seeks to equip boys and girls to grow into the best men and women they can be, and each group is run with a teacher of the same gender who acts as a mentor throughout the year. This structure helps to facilitate a space where students are encouraged to learn, grow and share in a gender specific environment.

Faith expression: The Middle School celebrates two major events in the Christian calendar, Easter (Holy Week) and Christmas. Students also experience Daily Devotions, Weekly Chapels, and regular Faith Studies lessons.

Curriculum Offerings

In the Middle School at King’s, students begin their journey with a core teacher in Year 6 and 7. This supports a smooth transition process for students from Junior School to Middle School. Students engage in learning from all areas of the Australian Curriculum with the support of teachers who are specialists in their field. In Years 6-8, students have choice over which language they wish to study. In Year 9, students begin to make further choices about a range of elective subjects they wish to study to suit their individual interests.

Students in Years 6-9 undertake:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
  • Language – German or Japanese
  • Health and Physical Education

The following subjects are compulsory in Years 6-8 and are electives in Year 9:

  • Design Technologies
  • Home Economics
  • Digital Technologies
  • Visual Art
  • Performing Arts – Music
  • Performing Arts – Drama

Detailed information about each of the subjects offered is contained in the Middle School Handbook. An extensive co-curricular program is also offered for students to participate in a range of activities.  Please see Beyond The Classroom.

Wellbeing

In our community, you may be an individual, but you are not alone. We offer companions on the road – friends, whether adults or students, who can be counted on for help if it is needed. We believe things can change for the better through sharing our problems and following wise advice.

King’s is a Christian community united by a belief in God’s grace: God loves us and wants the best for our lives. We respond by caring for each other and welcoming others, even if they are different from ourselves. As a family, we work together as teachers, parents, and students in the lifelong process of Christian education. We aim to help each other develop, not just knowledge, but wisdom, and to nurture each other into whole people.

We recognise that the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of students is of key importance to their success at school. Students with a positive sense of well-being are happy, settled, responsible and resilient. They enjoy positive relationships with peers, staff, and parents, and are engaged in all aspects of their schooling.

Wellbeing in the Middle School

We believe that wellbeing for our Middle School students is best experienced as a developmental journey in the caring embrace of a trusting, coherent and thriving school community. Integrated curriculum offerings mean that students consider all elements of their wellbeing from health, physical fitness, nutrition, sleep patterns, social media use, personal relationships, social justice, faith expression, and more. They are given tools to develop thinking strategies and character strength builders.

Middle School students spend a significant part of their learning week with their Pastoral Care Group Teacher who makes it their job to know each child and build strong connections. In turn, these teachers are supported in their work with students by both male and female Pastoral Co-ordinators and male and female Chaplains.

 

Senior School

Year 10 to Year 12

Faith

As a Christian School we offer an accredited Christian Studies program which is biblically-based, academically rigorous, and reflective. It includes study of ethics, philosophy, and comparative religion.

We encourage thought; ours is a thinking faith. Through regular worship, devotions, and voluntary Christian youth groups, our students can question and express different ideas respectfully. Our large student faith and service team initiates and leads activities and a highly regarded, systematic pastoral care, well-being and life skills program means we build sustainable and mutually respectful relationships with families.

Spiritual Formation is an essential component of a Christian school education.

All students participate in a variety of outreach and service programs throughout their time at King’s including Jump Rope for Heart, Operation Christmas Child, World Vision, and support of the King’s Friendship Centre (Cambodia) to name just a few.

Faith Studies Framework:

How do I live in this ‘house of faith’ that has developed over my time at King’s?

In Senior School, students are ready to ask, ‘What does (can) this life of faith look like?’ and ‘As I orient my life around Jesus, what could this look like?’ The guiding image for our senior students is a joyful but challenging one – The Mega Adventure Park at West Beach. This provides a useful analogy to the life ahead of them; sometimes fun, sometimes scary, but always alive to the possibility of new experiences if explored through the stability of a supportive framework.

Students are encouraged to contemplate the ‘big issues’ of life and faith and consider what this might mean in their lives. By their final year, the year of ‘The View from the Top’, they reflect on various world views and are given opportunity to express their own developing world view, and how they will live within this framework (or their developing meaning of life) as they prepare for life beyond school. 

Faith expression: The Senior School celebrates two major events in the Christian calendar, Easter (Holy Week) and Christmas. Students also experience Daily Devotions, Weekly Chapels, and regular Faith Studies lessons.

Curriculum Offerings

In the Senior School at King’s, students begin to make more decisions about their learning pathways and their future directions. Students engage in learning from different areas of the Australian Curriculum in Year 10 with the support of teachers who are specialists in their field. Students are able to make choices about a range of elective subjects they wish to study to suit their individual interests. In Year 11 and 12, students select subjects from an extensive range of offerings from the SACE. They are supported to do so in a manner that ensures they are setting themselves up for successful completion of their SACE and a pathway that enables them to meet their desired post-school outcomes.

Students in Year 10 undertake:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Personal Learning Plan (SACE Stage 1)

Students in Year 10 also select from the following electives:

  • Language – German or Japanese
  • Design Technologies – Auto / Furniture
  • Food Technology
  • Nutrition
  • Digital Technologies
  • Visual Art – Photography
  • Visual Art – 2D / 3D
  • Performing Arts – Music
  • Performing Arts – Drama
  • Performing Arts – Dance
  • STEM
  • Modern History
  • Geography
  • Outdoor Education

An extensive range of SACE subjects are offered to students to choose from in Year 11 (Stage 1) and Year 12 (Stage 2). Detailed information about each of the subjects offered is contained in the Curriculum Handbooks for Years 10, 11, and 12.  An extensive co-curricular program is also offered for students to participate in a range of activities beyond the classroom. 

Wellbeing

In our community, you may be an individual, but you are not alone. We offer companions on the road – friends, whether adults or students, who can be counted on for help if it is needed. We believe things can change for the better through sharing our problems and following wise advice.

King’s is a Christian community united by a belief in God’s grace: God loves us and wants the best for our lives. We respond by caring for each other and welcoming others, even if they are different from ourselves. As a family, we work together as teachers, parents, and students in the lifelong process of Christian education. We aim to help each other develop, not just knowledge, but wisdom, and to nurture each other into whole people.

We recognise that the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing of students is of key importance to their success at school. Students with a positive sense of wellbeing are happy, settled, responsible and resilient. They enjoy positive relationships with peers, staff, and parents, and are engaged in all aspects of their schooling.

Well-being in the Senior School

Excellence is achieved when each senior student achieves their best in all aspects of their lives. By embracing the FISHER principles – Fairness, Integrity, Service, Humility, Excellence, Respect and Responsibility – we are committed to a comprehensive approach to the education of each and every Senior School student in our care. The school provides a Christian context for care and guidance through teachers, Pastoral Care Group Counsellors, Co-ordinators, and School Chaplains. The School Chaplains are available for private counselling for students, parents, and teachers.

In their final years, we mark the transition from teenager to young adult ready to take on the world and treat them accordingly. We stand alongside them, rather than above them. We work with our young adults to support them to make good choices, to be guided by their faith and relationship with Jesus and to enter the post-school world with a heart of service.

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SEQTA

SEQTA is a learning management system incorporating all aspects of a student’s life at school. The SEQTA platform is made up of three integrated, web-based portals: SEQTA Teach, for teaching staff; SEQTA Learn, for students; and, SEQTA Engage, for parents and caregivers. SEQTA Engage is the parent and caregiver online portal allowing you to be an active participant in your child’s learning. Through SEQTA Engage, parents are able to receive communication from the school, view tasks and homework for each subject, and access academic results and reports.

How do I login to SEQTA Engage?
Your access to SEQTA Engage begins on receipt of an email from King’s. This individualised email invites you to set up a SEQTA Engage account. A SEQTA Engage Login Guide is available for download, and provides step-by-step instructions on how to access SEQTA Engage via a computer or through the SEQTA Engage mobile app.

User guide
A SEQTA Engage User Guide has been created to show you how to navigate the SEQTA Engage platform.

SEQTA Engage Support
For support using SEQTA Engage, please email Jason.McEvan@kingsbaptist.sa.edu.au.