“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  

Philippians 4:13 NKJV  

The Year Ten cohort has made a great start to 2023. We have welcomed five new students to our year group, and it has been pleasing to see them fitting into the SCBC community. We wish them the very best for their next three years with us.  

Year Ten is a pivotal year for students as they progress towards their senior school pathway and explore potential career opportunities. We are intentional about developing social and emotional intelligence, positive behaviours, and resilience to help students navigate this new territory. Specialised programs run on Thursdays in extended form, bringing in guest speakers to inspire and educate students around topical social issues, discovering passions leading to career opportunities, and assisting them to wisely select their subjects and a career path beyond SCBC.  

With a focus on students’ futures, each Year Ten student is involved in a career development program to give them a broad understanding of vocational options available once they graduate from SCBC. Ask your Year Ten child to show you the Careers Portal via the SCBC website.  

Students are learning skills that will assist students in tertiary study and the workplace. They will cover topics such as establishing healthy study habits, creating a strong work ethic, choosing subjects, and working closely with their teachers to manage work expectations to ensure they transition into Year 11 and 12 with success.  

Also in extended form, each student in our cohort has had the opportunity to engage in the Gratitude, Empathy, and Mindfulness program. Created by the Resilience Project, “G.E.M.” is a program embedded within the school diary that develops young people’s emotional literacy to identify emotions. It also teaches empathy and mindfulness practices which are crucial to making positive responses to the stressors that life sends our way.  

Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” As our students face the new year ahead, I encourage them to remember that they indeed can do all things with Jesus alongside them. I look forward to witnessing the growth in our students over the year.  

Simon Bint  

Head of Year Ten