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Senior Subject Selection Handbook 2022

A Message to Year 10 students 

Dear Parents/Caregivers and Year 10 students, 

You are about to enter the exciting last stage of your high school journey. At Warrawong HS, we believe that choosing subjects for your HSC should not only be a family decision, but a collaboration with your teachers so you can make the best decisions that will allow you to succeed and thrive in your senior years. 

We have put in place an extensive program of support to assist you in selecting the right combination of subjects for Years 11 and 12 with your future goals in mind. 

Year 10 students have had the opportunity to engage in a series of career-based sessions and work experience to broaden their understanding of the world of work. Following the Subject Selection Information evening, staff will continue to work with students to provide information and advice about the courses on offer at Warrawong HS to support different patterns of study and exit outcomes. 

Individual course selection conference meetings are conducted by Mrs Christine Goldspink (Deputy Principal), Mr Kurt Costello (Year Advisor), Mr Peter Cattle (Careers Advisor), and Mr Joseph Gander (HT Secondary Studies). The purpose of meetings is to assist students in making personalised, informed decisions that will reflect their future goals, personal needs and interests, and demonstrated abilities. 

Warrawong High School is a small school, but we commit to offering a broad curriculum so we can meet the various needs of our students.  We also encourage students to investigate options at TAFE as well as Distance Education as a way of achieving the best possible pattern of study. 

We have experienced, talented and enthusiastic teachers at Warrawong HS who provide engaging learning experiences within a positive classroom environment.  Our Learning and Support Team has effective processes to identify and support students of all abilities, combined with a Wellbeing Team who endeavour to support the holistic growth of our students through to their completion of high school. I encourage you to utilise the expertise in these teams to support you with your individual needs. 

When making decisions about which courses to choose for your HSC, please keep in mind the following: 


Choose subjects that you are capable of doing well. There is no point in choosing a subject that is either too difficult or will not challenge you. Consider how manageable the pattern of study is for your lifestyle: including work, sport, and social commitments and whether you meet course requirements.  


Be realistic about your career aspirations and choose subjects that will benefit your goals and future directions. Gather information about requirements and have a clear understanding about options and pathways to achieving your goals. 


Choose subjects that genuinely interest you. Remember that you will be doing the course for two years. Make sure you know the content, skills, and requirements of courses you are interested in selecting.   

I look forward to working together with students and families throughout your senior years at Warrawong High School. 

Yours sincerely, 

Mrs Christine Goldspink                                 Mr BradHughes 

Deputy Principal                                             Principal