From the Head of Senior School

The process of career counseling and determining the best subject preferences is important for each individual student. The Senior School Curriculum Guide for 2019 provides detailed information to help guide students and parents through this process.

Our goal is to support each young person to identify realistic subject preferences that are aligned with career aspirations and an appropriate subject pathway, and develop their academic strengths.

While most of our students go on to university by attaining a a Year 12 ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank), we also cater for the growing need of alternative and corresponding opportunities to this, and can offer courses which link to TAFE, Vocational Education programs or apprenticeship opportunities that build into qualifications and future careers.

Please take the time to carefully read this guide with your young person, and discuss their pathways. Further assistance and information can be gained from the Key Learning Area Coordinators, whose names and contact email addresses are included at the bottom of each subject description in each year level section.

Other staff who can advise your son or daughter on their pathway and subject choices include Mrs Cheryl Simes (SACE Coordinator), Ms Tracy Templeman (Career Development Coordinator) and Dr Michelle Coop (Assistant Head of School 7-12/Teaching & Learning). Ms Tracy Templeman has particular expertise in the area of Vocational Education and can also advise on tertiary courses.

As well as reading this guide, we invite you to attend the Subject Information Night in Term 3, when you will be able to meet with key staff and ask questions of them.

We look forward to continuing to direct and develop your young person’s academic pathway at Tatachilla Lutheran College.

Mrs Marylyn Marshall

Tatachilla Lutheran College
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