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WHY CASUARINA SENIOR COLLEGE?

Casuarina Senior College is a leader in NT senior secondary education. Our student’s success and our exceptional reputation are fostered by a team of dedicated and highly accomplished teachers and support staff. Casuarina Senior College creates opportunities for our students to be successful, responsible, respected learners and to grow into valued members of society. 

Casuarina Senior College provides a learning environment where each individual student is supported and encouraged to reach their full potential. The academic, social and emotional wellbeing of students is a pivotal focus at the College and our teachers strive to ensure that all aspects of student wellbeing are catered for.

Casuarina Senior College teachers are experts in their field and are passionate about their area of study and the individual success of our students. Our award winning staff have been recognised for their contributions to education in the Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards and Australian Education Union Awards. Home Economics teacher, Mek Venes was named Northern Territory Secondary Teacher of the Year in 2013 and Science teacher and Career Adviser, Kellie Stripling was awarded the 2017 Australian Education Union Quality Educator Award.

Student voice and outcomes is the foundation of everything we do at the College. When implementing new initiatives or updating practices, the first question we ask is ‘how will this enhance student outcomes?’

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY:

"I love Casuarina Senior College, because not only is it extremely multicultural, but the teachers are all so friendly and treat the students as growing adults." - Corben York, 2016 Alumni

"Casuarina Senior College teachers and staff really help to support me with my education and give me opportunities to discover which path I want to take in life." - Izaiah Jarvis, 2016 Alumni

"Casuarina Senior College provides freedom of choice and gives students the opportunity to become more independent in our learning." - Grace Smalley, Year Twelve, 2017

"The teachers and staff truly go above and beyond to help create a friendly and happy working environment." - Jemma Stanley, 2016 Alumni

"At Casuarina Senior College I do not feel forced to learn but due to the overwhelming support from the teachers and staff I am inspired to. I see myself improving as a person at the College because they understand the importance of a supportive environment." - Jan Danielle Domingo, 2016 Alumni

Visible Learning

The College practices and encourages teachers to employ Visible Learning methods. Visible Learning encompasses the idea that student learning needs to be made ‘visible’ to teachers, so they are able to evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching methods and that teaching is ‘visible’ to students, so they are able to become their own teachers, a pivotal aspect of becoming lifelong learners. Visible Learning encourages educators to evaluate their own teaching methods to see learning through the eyes of the student.

Pathways

Casuarina Senior College draws its students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and circumstances. Students who attend the College do so for many reasons, all with differing aspirations and goals. It is a hallmark of the College that every student who completes their education at CSC does so with a program that meets their needs.

Students who have their sights set on professional careers are able to enrol in classes that provide top quality entrance qualifications to all university choices. Accelerated classes are available in all core subject areas, and as students move through the curriculum, specialist teachers are available to provide advanced classes in all disciplines.

Casuarina Senior College operates a Centre for Excellence in two pathways: Medicine and Health Sciences and STEM. The Centre for Excellence provides differentiated learning opportunities for high ability students. Both pathways contain specialised courses offering students opportunities for enrichment and acceleration.

In 2018 the College will launch the High Performance Sports Program for student athletes, wishing to combine their passion for their chosen sport with the school studies. 

The College actively involves itself with the career aspirations of its students' lives. It is well equipped with a Career Advice Centre, where expert staff are constantly in touch with all major tertiary institutions throughout Australia, providing relevant information and guidance to students. Individual case management and tracking of progress is a priority, and staff continually monitor student progress to ensure successful completion of the NTCET.

Of course, if students change their minds, or interest is kindled in other areas, the College is well placed to offer and cater for the many other pathways available. Counselling and support services are on hand to ensure that you and your child make an informed choice in this important period.

Performance

2012 ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORT

2013 ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORT

2014 ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORT

2015 ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORT

2016 ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORT

2016-2020 BUSINESS PLAN

Opportunities

Student Leadership Team

Casuarina Senior College encourages students to take on leadership opportunities to develop as valued members of their community. Student leaders are voted into positions on the Student Leadership Team by their peers and teachers.

College Captains exist at each year level. The prospective College Captains perform a speech to their peers before voting occurs. Following the voting the prospective Captains are interviewed by the Student Leadership Team and are selected based on a combination of the voting and their interview.

Community Engagement

The College participates in a number of community events and activities including:

Bombing of Darwin Commemoration
ANZAC Day Dawn Service
Anti-Bullying Day
Biggest Morning Tea
Casuarina Senior College Free Community Movie Under the Stars
Remembrance Day Service
R U OK? Day

Competitions

Casuarina Senior College students participate in a wide range of competitions to extend and challenge themselves, including:

Plain English Speaking and Debating Competitions
Business and Stock Exchange Competitions
Science Competitions including ICAS, Brain Bee, Science and Engineering Challenge, Titration Competition, Rio Tinto Big Science Competition, Youth Science Forum and Australian Biology Olympiad
ICAS Mathematics and Computing
Interschool sport competitions coordinated by NT School Sport
World Scholar’s Cup.

Educational Excursions

A variety of educational excursions are offered throughout the school year and are advertised to students and parents/caregivers through the College Newsletter and Student Bulletin.

Educational excursions include:

Melbourne Arts Study Tour
Bare Sand Island - Turtle Tour
Japan Cultural Tour
New Zealand Ski Trip

Programs

Casuarina Senior College students are given the opportunity to participate in a number of extra-curricular programs to enhance their learning and create a rounded educational experience.

These programs include:

Duke of Edinburgh Award - Students interested in this program should contact Mr Michael Pearson, michael.pearson@ntschools.net 
$20 Boss
Motley Rap Workshop
Debating

Results and Achievements

OUR LEARNERS

Casuarina Senior College has a strong tradition of ensuring students achieve their personal best. The College draws its students predominantly from the northern suburbs of Darwin and comprises a wide multicultural mix with approximately 18% identified as Aboriginal. 38% of our learners have a language background other than English. 

OUR RESULTS

NTCET

In 2017, 92% of Casuarina Senior College Stage Two students achieved their Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET).

ATAR

In 2017, four Casuarina Senior College graduates achieved an ATAR over 90; placing them in the top 10% of Australian graduates, the highest ATAR of College graduates was 99.20 out of a possible 99.95, two Stage Two students and three Stage One students received A+ Merit Awards.

Please view a full recap of the College 2017 results here.

 

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Casuarina Senior College builds a culture and environment where young adults are confident to take responsibility for their learning. This environment is developed through mutual trust, respect and care between students, staff and the broader community.