From Year 7 to Year 12
Our secondary learning program is based on the belief that all students have the potential to learn and succeed.
Secondary Year 7 - Year 10
Students at Calvin Secondary school can approach their learning with confidence in a supportive Christian environment. They receive quality pastoral care and access to pathway programs that deliver academic, creative and practical learning outcomes. This is especially true for the Year 7 students who are welcomed into our community from Channel Christian School and other local primary schools.
Classes from Year 7 to Year 10 follow the Australian Curriculum framework. While the Australian Curriculum sets the expectations for what Calvin students are taught, our teachers choose contexts for learning, and plan learning in ways that best fit Christian beliefs and worldview as well as our vision for Christian Education. Through the Australian Curriculum framework, we desire to develop independent thinkers who use creativity, invention and logic to clarify and articulate their own views and the views of others. By Year 10, students are provided with access to Tasmanian Assessment Standards and Certification (TASC) subjects as part of the pathways program at Calvin.
Studies of Society & Environment
Health & Physical Education
Personal Development Program
Food, Cooking and Nutrition
Languages other than English (German)
Sociology and Psychology
Senior Secondary Years 11 and 12
Calvin students in Year 11 and 12 have an excellent record of high achievement. Our students are encouraged to take a more independent approach to organisation and learning. Students are given the opportunity to prepare for University as well as participate in Vocational and Workplace Training. Completion of Tasmanian Assessment Standards and Certification (TASC) accredited courses allow students to attain their Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) and Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) to allow them entry to Universities around Australia. Students may also undertake Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses offered by Calvin or other external providers.
Subject Areas Taught
English and Languages
Humanities and Social Science
Health and Physical Education
Creative and Performing Arts
Design , Digital & Food Technologies
Calvin Christian School has a variety of Co-curricular activities that enhance the school experience for
All students in the Secondary School benefit from a compulsory co-curricular lesson each week. These opportunities provide an outlet for passion, interest and allow for personal growth. Some of these include, public speaking, creative writing, life skills, philosophy, debating, puppetry, problem solving and Auslan (Sign Language). Contact us to find out more about our Co-Curricular program.
In addition to the comprehensive Physical Education program that is a part of the curriculum, Calvin is committed to providing students with the opportunity to develop their sporting abilities. We are actively involved in sporting competitions and carnivals. Calvin is a member of the Sports Association of Tasmanian Independent Schools (SATIS), with students competing in swimming, cross country and athletics carnivals. The school also fields teams in rosters and competes as a club in a wide variety of sports including soccer, table tennis, basketball, yachting, scuba diving and triathlon.
The Student Theatre Company allows students with an interest in drama to engage in practical workshops and to prepare and stage major productions.
Being a member of a musical ensemble, band and/or choir. The school choirs and ensembles regularly present mini concerts for older members of the community and perform at the Oliebollen Festival and other Calvin school events.
Student's art works are exhibited throughout the year at showcase events, and at the end of year for senior students. Calvin also partners with Kingborough Council and the Dutch Australia Society to host the Abel Tasman Art Prize each year.
At Calvin Christian School we have opportunities for more senior students to travel overseas for cultural and school exchange. In the past students have visited the Netherlands, Germany, France, Singapore, Fiji, and Vanuatu .
Calvin Christian School has a sister school relationship with Goamarus college in the Netherlands. Each year students visit from each school to develop cultural understanding and educational development. The students who study German at Calvin have opportunities to develop their language skills.
Since 2008, Calvin Christian School has been involved in two-week mission trips. The primary purpose of the trips are to provide school and medical supplies to needy villages and remote medical centres. Students also run evangelistic and educational programs in schools and villages.