Coffs Harbour Senior College provides a number of specialist programs and activities to help our students to achieve their maximum potential - both academically and in their development as people.
Coffs Harbour Senior College actively encourages our students to participate in a variety of state and national academic competitions that cover a range of subject areas. These competitions provide added learning opportunities for students, with students able to develop their knowledge in the relevant subject through preparation and participation in the competition.
The College's Careers Advisor is available to students and their families to provide advice and support in making future study decisions, investigating career opportunities or for assistance in selecting HSC Subjects.
Crossroads is a unique program that reflects some of the contemporary health and social issues facing young people in our community. It acknowledges and aims to support senior students as they address changing issues related to identity, independence and their changing responsibilities.
All Year 11 students at the College participate in the Crossroads program.
Debating and Mooting competitions provide students with the opportunity to develop their presentation and public speaking skills, as well as assisting in the formation of in depth subject knowledge and the ability to analyse and evaluate arguments and positions.
The College is regularly represented in regional Debating and Mooting competitions.
Coffs Harbour Senior College provides a number of academic extension and enrichment opportunities for students completing their Higher School Certificate.
Our Extension & Enrichment Program provides special tuition, study programs and extension classes that provide students with more in-depth study opportunities. These programs include additional workshops and guest lectures, as well as one on one support from teachers.
HSC is a significant step for all students. Our Homework Centre provides additional support to students with their homework, assignments and extra tuition. Operating three afternoons per week from 4pm to 5:30pm, College teachers are available to provide you with the additional support you are looking for.
You can download a timetable for the Study Support and Homework Centre below.
Every student at Coffs Harbour Senior College is assigned a teacher to be their mentor for the year. This mentor supports the students in many ways and takes a special interest in them, especially how they have settled in at the college. Informal meetings between students and their mentors provide opportunities for students to raise issues of concern to them.
Coffs Harbour Senior College is an enthusiastic participant in the RRISK program, a health promotion initiative that addresses risk-taking behaviour amongst year 11 students in the North Coast of NSW.
Adolescent risk taking associated with alcohol, drugs, driving and celebrating results in unacceptably high levels of injury and trauma. RRISK is relevant to the social life, developmental stage and concerns of adolescents. It extends the school based drug education and road safety curriculum by providing opportunities for senior high school students to develop knowledge, attitudes and skills to reduce risk taking and develop safer celebrating strategies. RISK includes keynote presenters from Drug and Alcohol Research & Training Australia and the RTA.
The College has an active sport and fitness program that operates throughout the school year. Students are encouraged to participate in College sporting teams and activities and are given the opportunity to represent the College at regional, district and state school sporting events.
Coffs Harbour Senior College has an active and vibrant Student Representative Council. Members of the College SRC play an important role in College Leadership and in representing the College to the broader community.
A highlight of the SRC's activities is the annual "Colours Day" - the day that the new SRC leadership takes over.