The focus of the Senior Years at Mackay Christian College is preparing students for life beyond the College. The excellent College staff assist students to identify their strengths and what pathway will suit them best. The College seeks to develop these pathways with students, and their parents, and to create the best possible opportunities for each student to experience success beyond their school years.
For many students this involves pursing an academic program focussing on gaining entry to tertiary studies. Other students follow a Vocational Education pathway which seeks to prepare them for the workforce through school subjects, nationally recognised units of study, work placement and school based apprenticeships and traineeships. The College seeks to foster a commitment to academic excellence, with emphasis on higher order thinking skills.
The academic and vocational pathways in the Senior Years are balanced by commitment to excellence in the Arts. Students in the Senior Years have the opportunity to pursue the Performing and Creative Arts in subjects such as Film and Television, Art and Music, as well as in the instrumental music program and co curricular activities such as choirs, ensembles, bands and orchestra and various competitions. The College’s Music Program has strong links with the Central Queensland University Conservatorium of Music.
The commitment of the College to provide an enjoyable and productive educational experience and to prepare students for their future during the Senior Years of learning is supported by extensive computer facilities, a personal development program, camps and excursions, work experience, student leadership opportunities, career education guidance, QCS preparation, access to a full range of sporting opportunities career education.