Our Vision

The school of choice for our community, one of the best schools in Western Australia, and a driving force in the development of the dynamic Pilbara region.

We take pride in the all-round achievement of our students and strive to instil high personal goals through various academic and sporting initiatives and extra curricula programmes.

English, Other Languages & The Arts

English

The English learning area of St Luke’s College provides a range of courses catering to students’ interests and abilities. The courses are based on the Western Australian Curriculum guiding principles for teaching. English learning involves the study and use of the English language through speech, written, audio and written formats. As a result, English students become confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens.

They also learn to analyse, to understand and to make meaning of written, spoken and visual texts of varying complexity.

English develops functional and critical literacy skills to enable students to take their place in the world.

In the Lower School (Years 7-10) a general English course is offered. Students, who lag behind their peers in literacy skills, are offered in-class support. The English courses for Years Seven to Ten reflect a broad coverage of topics and skills, designed to maximise students’ options in the selection of subjects for Years Eleven and Twelve.

In the Upper School (Years 11 and 12) a range of paired courses is on offer:

Year 11 General English is provided for Year 11 students who have experienced some limitations in their achievement in English during Year 10. This pair of units offers a stimulating study of contemporary communication, whilst emphasising organisational and literacy skills.

Year 11 ATAR English is available to Year 11students with well-developed literacy skills. These units enable students to deepen their understanding of the way language is used for different contexts, purposes and audiences.

Year 12 General English is offered in Year 12 to students who require practical communication skills and who are heading for tertiary study in a TAFE environment. The units emphasise speaking and listening skills as well as written competence. A pass in these units will meet the requirements of English language competence needed for secondary graduation.

Year 12 ATAR English, is available to Year 12 students. The emphasis is on comprehension skills, through the inter-textual study of feature articles, print and non-print texts. Students who take these units will be above average writers and readers. These courses lead to University entrance.

Please see below for some helpful English resources:

  1. The Effortless English Blog - http://effortlessenglishclub.com/blog-and-video-podcast - hundreds of free resources, videos and podcasts.
  2. LearnEnglish Kids - http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/ - free online games to help children learn English the fun way.
  3. English Grammar Basics - http://www.talkenglish.com/grammar/grammar.aspx - 30 lessons on the principles of grammar.

Japanese

こんにちは (Konnichi wa!)

Studying another language promotes understanding and tolerance, as well as setting students up to broaden their opportunities to travel and work in the wider world.

Students at St Luke’s College learn Japanese as a Language Other Than English (LOTE) subject in Year 7. This subject is offered as an elective subject in Years 8 - 10 at the college and is considered an interesting and useful tool for their future in the dynamic Asia Pacific region.

Throughout the course, students will engage with both the written and spoken elements of Japanese. They learn to write the two phonetic scripts (Hiragana and Katakana) and they use simple everyday Kanji in their writing. Students who continue studying Japanese into the upper years of their schooling will become proficient in conversational Japanese speech.

As well as the technical language skills that will be acquired through studying the Japanese course, students will also be exposed to the amazing culture of the Japanese people, including both their ancient past and their move into the future.

Media Production and Analysis

In the Media Production and Analysis courses, students develop skills to make and understand media ranging from traditional forms such as film, photography, newspapers, magazines, comics, radio and television to new and emerging multimedia technologies. They will consider how people, events and issues are represented. They will also create, produce and present their own works in media of their choice to express their ideas using media technologies and practices.

Through our partnership with the Pilbara TAFE students also complete a Certificate II in Media Production via the internet while undertaking studies in Media Production and Analysis.

The Arts

The Arts Faculty has a proud and rich tradition at the College and has entertained and intrigued audiences at many memorable events over the years.

The faculty includes the areas of Drama, Music and Visual Arts. Our aim is to instil and nurture a passion for the arts in our students in whatever medium the individual chooses.

The College year is a busy one for the arts with art exhibitions, students participating in various local art competitions and drama productions such as the house drama competition, musical production and/or Extravaganza.

Visual Arts

The Visual Arts is an exciting and vibrant learning area where students are encouraged to express their ideas, emotions and interests. In Years 7 to 10, projects are designed to build the students’ self-confidence and problem solving skills as well as giving them a broad knowledge base of different studio areas such as ceramics, painting and printmaking.

The Year 11 and 12 Visual Art Courses encourage innovation and ingenuity. Students are given the opportunity to work with both traditional and new mediums, basing their art works on a range of themes that are offered to them. Students will analyse and evaluate their own art works and the works of others from a range of historical and cultural viewpoints and develop an appreciation of the role of art in the community.

St Luke’s College holds an annual Arts Evening to showcase the artistic talents of our students. This gives students the chance to set up their work for exhibition and appreciate the work of their fellow students in a formal atmosphere.

Drama

The Drama course offers students an opportunity to develop confidence in communication in individual and group situations. Students achieve Drama outcomes through the key activities of creation, performance and reflection. They explore and communicate ideas and learn particular processes and skills to enable them to work with drama forms, styles, conventions and technologies. Through taking on roles and enacting real and imagined events, performers engage audiences. Students reflect, respond and evaluate drama and become critical audiences themselves. Drama caters for a wide range of students in a course which is both practical and fun.

Music

As a powerful educative tool, music contributes to the holistic development of the individual. A study of music assists students in understanding and heightening the enjoyment of the arts in their lives and the music heritage of a range of cultures. Students achieve Music outcomes through the expression of their creativity and individuality by analysing, composing and performing music.

Arts

The Arts Faculty has a proud and culturally rich tradition at the College and has entertained and intrigued audiences at many memorable events over the years.

The faculty includes the areas of Drama, Dance, Music and Visual Arts. Our aim is to instill and nurture a passion for the arts in our students in whatever medium the individual chooses.

The College year is a busy one for the arts with musical performances art exhibitions and competitions and Drama productions constantly being prepared for in rehearsal, practice and design development. These events include local national and sometimes international competitions and performances.

The Arts areas are well facilitated with technology including digital projectors in all of the classrooms and studios and with Interactive Whiteboards in the Visual Arts rooms. All of which are well supported with up to date industry standard software whether it be the latest graphics package in art, body movement technology in the dance studio, lighting effects in drama or composing melodies in music.

Our team of teachers have a wealth of experience and are well connected with their particular arts associations and communities. We are proud to see many of our past students in the community have now launched themselves into professional careers in the arts and we are excited to see where our present talented students will next appear.

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Karratha WA 6714
PO Box 971
(08) 9144 1081
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