Teaching and Learning
Our teaching and learning programme assists students develop the knowledge and skills needed for education, training and the workplace. We aim for every one of our students to be ethical, thoughtful, informed and active members of our multicultural society.
From Years 7 - 10 the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities are compulsory subjects for all students at Gold Creek School. Each year group is divided into ability levels with students participating in the Gold Program in the top level. Other students are placed in Standard classes or classes offering extra support. Student placements are reviewed at the end of each assessment and reporting period with careful consideration given to students' learning and developmental needs. Classes are set according to student ability and in consultation with class teachers and parents. There are opportunities for extension through participation in competitions and activities such as Debating, CREST, Tournament of the Minds, Da Vinci Decathlon and activities run by the Australian Maths Trust.
Languages form an important part of the learning at Gold Creek School. Students learn French, Indonesian or Japanese, these being offered at beginner and advanced levels.
In addition to the core subjects, students may choose to study a variety of optional subjects. These subjects are taught by teachers who share a love and enthusiasm for their specialist subjects. We currently offer: Textiles, Visual art – two and three dimensional; Dance, Music, Drama, Agriculture and the Environment, Architecture, Latin, Business Enterprise, Robotics, Technology, Textiles and Design, Digital Projects, Psychology and Journalism. We are also able to offer the Vocational Education and Training qualifications of Certificate I in Hospitality and Certificate I Digital Media and Technology to our Year 9 and 10 students.
Sport, Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) is taught to all students in Years 7-10 as a compulsory subject. The SHAPE curriculum is designed to promote healthy living through activity and making sensible choices. In Year 9 and 10 students are given the opportunity to participate in Outdoor Education, Boot Camp for Girls and Boys and Sports Leadership.
Gold Creek School has an extensive programme of inter-school sports fixtures. The participation in inter-school sports fixtures provides students with the opportunity:
- To put into practice the skills learned in the skill-based PE programme
- To be part of a team environment
- To be involved in a competitive environment
- To enhance their understanding of fair play
- To accept decisions, whatever the reason
- To development a game sense
Where possible, we endeavour to involve as many teams as possible in our fixtures with local schools.
Students from Years 7 to 10 may trial for selection in teams that take part in inter-school fixtures in:
Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Buroinjin, AFL, Rugby League 7’s, Softball, Tennis, Swimming
Oztag, Touch, Indoor Cricket, Volleyball, Rugby League 9’s, Hockey, Cross Country, Athletics
Netball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Girls Cricket
Boys Cricket, Ultimate-Frisbee