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Study Programs

St Philip’s Christian College Port Stephens enjoys above state average results for primary, middle and senior school (HSC) exams.

There is a wide range of subjects available including:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Legal Studies
  • Ancient & Modern History
  • Studies of Religion
  • Design & Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Information Processes and Technology
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education
  • Sport Lifestyle & Recreation Studies
  • Hospitality
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Photography, Video & Digital Imaging
  • Languages and Vocational Training Programs

Teaching Methods

At St Philip’s Christian Colleges, students experience a higher degree of individual attention due to smaller class sizes. In the mandatory subjects of English and Math the classes don’t normally exceed 25 students. In the Junior High School the maximum students in a class is usually 26. Teaching styles vary from subject to subject. They can range from a traditional model of the ‘teacher at the front with whiteboard’ to interactive discussion groups.

Technology is utilised to enhance teaching methods through the use of Powerpoint, Internet and Multi-media.

Participation, is key for students studying in Australia. Students will be expected to ask questions in class; contribute to discussions and demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of ways. The Australian Education System places a high value on experiental, interactive learning. Therefore, it is common for students to participate in excursions relevant to the subject of study. For students from countries where the teaching method is a traditional lecture style you will find Australian teaching methods quite different. Student learning is assessed on the basis of how students apply knowledge. This is achieved through testing; exams and assessment projects.

In Australian High Schools, students move from room to room depending on where their subject is located. This is opposite to a number of countries, where the teachers move around while the students stay in the one room.

The Australian Education system requires that all students participate in physical education. This is most commonly done in the form of playing sports. St Philip’s Christian College Gosford offers a variety of different sports that suits most students.

Being a Christian School a Godly perspective will be enunciated in each aspect of our curriculum.

International Office
PO Box 87
NSW 2298 Australia
International Contact
Phone: + 61 2 4960 6600
Fax: + 61 2 4960 6690
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