Senior School (Years 9–12)

Becoming Leaders

Senior Students at the Kellyville Campus are provided with an environment of support and academic rigour through their final years of schooling.

Kellyville Campus
Senior School


Support & Academic Rigour

Senior School at Hills Adventist College is a time for students to develop independence with the support and guidance of passionate staff. Students will continue to build on the foundation of their Middle School experience of communication, creative and critical thinking, and collaboration. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and with the encouragement of their mentors, they will be able to experience a broad range of different subjects of their choosing.

Given the opportunity to experience leadership roles and a variety of co-curricular activities, they will become aware of their individual skills and abilities. Through their involvement in service initiatives, students develop compassion, respect and integrity, providing them important traits of character for a lifetime.

  • Maths
  • English
  • Science
  • Bible
  • Geography
  • History
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Food Technology
  • Textiles Technology
  • Design & Technology
  • Information Systems Technology
  • Commerce
  • Visual Arts
  • Physical Activity & Sports Studies

Compulsory Subjects

  • English - Standard, Advanced or Extension
  • Studies of Religion
  • Mathematics (Compulsory in Year 11 only) - Standard, Advanced or Extension


  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Community and Family Studies
  • Design and Technology
  • Economics
  • Food Technology
  • Geography
  • Information Processes and Technology
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Music I
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Textiles and Design
  • Visual Arts

Please note subject choices are subject to change each year, and are dependent on student demand. Students may have the opportunity to take subjects not offered by the College via distance education, and will be supported on campus to complete these subjects.


Here at Hills Adventist College we are committed to providing quality and inclusive learning opportunities for all our students, placing a high level of importance on nurturing student wellbeing and positive mental health.

So how do we do this? Firstly, we have a strong team of experienced teachers, chaplains and counsellors who take the time to get to know and understand each student. They provide mentorship, guidance and foster in students a sense of belonging and involvement which helps them develop a strong sense of positive wellbeing.

Our Peer Support program

While developing positive student wellbeing is incorporated into every aspect of our College experience, we also have several specialised programs which aim to strengthen this positive wellbeing even further. In the Senior School, our Peer Support program involves teachers and chaplains who train our Year 11 students to become leaders and mentors in our College. As Peer Support Leaders, these Year 11 students mentor our new Year 7 students, helping them develop new friendships and confidence as they transition to new routines and learning environments.

The Invictus Wellbeing Program

Our College has also implemented The Invictus Wellbeing Program which is a resilience program designed to equip students in Years 7 to 10 with the resilience necessary to flourish and reach their potential in our complex world. Students engage in ongoing outdoor education and regular memory events that promote positive psychology and resilience. Our Wellbeing team also includes the important work of our Chaplains and counsellors. Our chaplains aim to connect with students and their families, providing additional support when necessary and ensuring students feel they belong in our college community. Similarly, our College Counsellors are always available to provide emotional support and encouragement to help students develop resilience and a positive mindset through their Senior School years.

Extra Curricular

Students have the opportunity to participate in various extra-curricular and after school activities at the College.

There is an additional cost involved in this and information is sent to families at the commencement of each year.

Music Tuition

Music Tuition is available for students who would like to learn an instrument.  This is facilitated by private tutors that attend the College during the day, to save you transporting your child to music tuition after school.  Costs and availability can be discussed with the tutor directly.

After School Activities

After school activities such as soccer, tennis and basketball are also available during school terms.

Service Trips

For students in Year 11, opportunity is given to participate in a Service Trip, where students and teachers assist a community in the Pacific Islands with practical projects, such as building classrooms or water tank installation for fresh water supply. Students gain an understanding of a different culture, while experiencing the joy of service.

What people say about Kellyville Senior School (Year 9–12)


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Beks Year 12 Graduate

"I really enjoy the atmosphere of the college - the students are so friendly and inclusive. I remember the first day I arrived. I was immediately made to feel comfortable and welcome. At that time, one of the Year 12 students who saw me arrive recognised that I was new and greeted me, showed me around, and made sure I knew what I was doing and where to go. To come to a new place where you don’t know anyone, and be made to feel comfortable is amazing. The Christian atmosphere is great – I don’t have to hide or defend my beliefs, these are respected and are also taught in class. The teachers are really helpful, especially if you don’t understand something."

Alexandra Year 12 Graduate

"School is a little bit like a roller-coaster, there are times when there is a lot of work and assessments, but the teachers are always available to help and support us through these intense times. Then there are times when the work is less intense where we can focus on relationships, and that is pretty cool, because it’s very easy to make friends, because everyone is so nice."
Life at Kellyville Senior School (Year 9–12)
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