Senior School

As senior secondary students in Years 10,11 and 12 we recognise that our young people are setting themselves up in preparation for life after school. Our career pathways ensure that our students are work ready with transferable and employable workplace skills as well as individualised study programs to enhance transition to further education. Subject choices ensure that students further develop their interests and include accelerated courses so targeted students can complete HSC subjects before their final year.

Leadership opportunities are encouraged through development of the student Clubs program as well as selected House Leaders and School Leaders. Leading the Student Representative Council is an important aspect of senior leadership that enhances opportunities for community service as well as practising skills for the future. Our outdoor education farm, Farnworth, also provides opportunities for senior students to support the Adventures for Life program in the Junior Years as well as providing real life farm experiences for those undertaking Primary Industries certification.

Subject Selection at Our School

At Clarence Valley Anglican School (CVAS), we understand the importance of empowering students with the opportunity to shape their educational journey. Our subject selection process is meticulously designed to maximise student choice while effectively managing preferences, staffing, and the needs of each year group.

​STAGE 4 | Subjects Offered at CVAS

English, Mathematics, Science, Christian Studies, History, Geography, Aboriginal Culture and Languages, Music, PDHPE, Technology, Visual Arts, SACS (Sport, Activities & Community Service)

STAGE 5 | Subjects Offered at CVAS

Subject Choice Book Years 9 and 10 2025

Year 9 and 10 Electives

In Years 9 and 10, students have the opportunity to explore their interests and talents through a diverse range of subjects. Each semester, students study three electives, with the flexibility to change their selection at the start of the year and mid-year based on their evolving interests and aspirations.

STAGE 6 | Subjects Offered at CVAS

Subject Choice Book Year 11 2025

Year 11 and 12 Curriculum

As students progress to Years 11 and 12, we emphasise a balanced curriculum that combines essential core subjects with elective choices tailored to individual interests and future goals. English and Mathematics are compulsory subjects, providing students with foundational skills essential for success in higher education and beyond.

In addition to these core subjects, students select four elective subjects that align with their passions and career aspirations. At CVAS, we promote the pursuit of one unit subjects such as Extension Mathematics and Extension English, providing students with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and skills in these areas.

Furthermore, we advocate for the inclusion of Studies of Religion as an elective, recognising its value in fostering critical thinking skills and contributing to a well-rounded education. Students pursuing a higher ATAR are particularly encouraged to consider this course, as it offers unique benefits in achieving academic excellence and preparing for their chosen pathway.

At CVAS, we are committed to supporting each student on their educational journey, providing them with the resources and opportunities needed to excel academically and personally.

Competition Sport

CVAS is a member of the North Coast Independent Schools Sports Association (NCIS) which organises sporting carnivals in AFL, Athletics, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Netball, Swimming, Tennis and Touch Football. This allows students to represent their School and also provides an opportunity for further selection in representative teams in the Combined Independent Schools Association at State level.

The School participates in a number of local competitions. Many sports are supported by the local newspaper – The Daily Examiner - which sponsors these competitions and provides publicity for the local Schools and participants.

Our success at State and National level is indicated by the number of CVAS students who have achieved at the highest level of their chosen sport. 

Outdoor Education

CVAS recognises the importance of experiential education as a key component of an all- round education for a student. With this is mind students in the Senior School from Years 7-11 participate in a range of Outdoor Education programmes on an annual basis.

The aim is to facilitate growth in individuals and groups by building healthy and dynamic human relationships using a combination of challenge, adventure, culture, fun and reflection. Students participate in outdoor pursuits, learn about the natural environment in which these pursuits take place and develop their intra and inter personal skills so that they can grow as individuals.