Academic Excellence

Kempsey Adventist School (KAS) provides students with an energetic and challenging learning environment where they can learn, play, support, work, laugh, read and pray together.  Academic excellence is encouraged through supportive teaching methods and a structured academic program which includes all Years 7-10 students participating in compulsory ACER standardised assessments, and optional International Competitions and Assessments each year.

Students also participate in formal examination weeks each year with a focus of developing the skills required to achieve success at HSC and university examination level.

Core Literacy skills are developed through the use of the LEXIA reading program throughout the secondary school which is in turn supported in through our schools extensive electronic library facility.  This electronic library allows our students to access almost 100,000 full text resources 24 hours a day from any internet connect via a student username and password.

The secondary school program is designed to enhance the academic, emotional, spiritual, social and physical development of each child and to cultivate balanced students with integrity, who are committed to serving their community. 

Our secondary school is registered with the Board of Studies (NSW) to cater for students from Years 7-12.

Curriculum

Year 7 and 8

Compulsory subjects include:
Religious Studies, English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Music, Visual Arts, Technology Mandatory, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), Sport and LOTE (French)

Year 9 and 10

Compulsory subjects include:
Religious Studies, English, Mathematics, Science, Australian Geography, Australian History, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) and Sport

Electives:
Food Technology, Industrial Technology (Building and Construction), Visual Arts, Information & Software Technology, Commerce, Marine and Aquaculture Technology, Photography and Digital Media, Child Studies, Agri Foods, Commerce and Physical and Sports Studies, together with an extensive range of on-line courses.

Full details of on-line courses supported by KAS are available upon request.

Year 11 and 12

Compulsory subjects include:
English (Advanced), English (Standard) or English Studies

Electives:
General Mathematics, Mathematics, Studies of Religion, Geography, Biology, Food Technology,  Information Process and Technology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), Community and Family Studies, Work Studies, Sport, Lifestyle and Recreational Studies (SLR), Modern History, Early Childhood, VET Horticulture, Geography, Photography and Digital Media, VET Construction, Visual Arts and Industrial technology (Building and Construction), together with an extensive range of on-line courses.

Full details of on-line courses supported by KAS are available upon request.