Christies Beach High School’s motto is to provide “Education for All” within a safe and supportive learning environment. The school is a comprehensive Year 8 to 12 secondary school and also provides an adult re-entry program for adults wishing to complete their secondary school education. The school values of Tolerance, Respect, Understanding and Excellence (TRUE) focus on the achievement of personal best for all students. The school has high expectations of all students and sets aspirational standards for teaching, learning and achievement.
The school offers academic and vocational pathways with a strong focus on literacy development and 21st Century learning. Its highly dedicated teachers and support staff work with students to explore the range of learning pathways that will best support them to be successful and pursue further study, training or employment beyond school. Furthermore, they provide many opportunities for students to participate in extra curricula activities that add value to the learning experiences at school and further support student personal development.
At Christies Beach High School learner intervention and support is a high priority to ensure success for all students. The school is renowned for the learning programs it delivers to support young people to re-engage with learning and connect to meaningful future pathways. Furthermore, the school has a special education unit co-located on site to support the learning and wellbeing needs of students with disabilities.
Facilities: Air-conditioning, state-of-the-art Environmental Learning Centre, Resource Centre, IT Support Centre, Trade Training Centre, new kitchen in Home Economics, three school buses to use for transporting students on excursions, canteen, Disability Car parking.
Subjects/Electives Years 8 to 9: English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography, Languages (Indonesian), Technologies (Wood, Metal, Electronics, Digital Design), Heath and Physical Education, which includes Home Economics), The Arts (Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Dance and Media).
Subjects/Electives Years 10 and 12: The Senior School Curriculum offers students a wide range of subject choices from Years 10-12 which encourage success, lifelong learning and employability skills for the future.
Sport: The school is a member school of the Southern Vales Physical Education and Sport Program. It has a major aquatics focus in the Year 10-12 Outdoor Education program.
Extracurricular activities: Arts Forums, Student Leadership and Decision Making forums, Aboriginal Cultural Week, Young Environmental Activists.
Welfare and personal development: Two school counsellors, Middle School and Senior School Leadership teams, Year Level Leaders, Student Leadership Executive, Mentor Group teachers.
Special features: Adult students, Negotiated Education Plans (NEP), recognised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan (ATSIEAP) focus school and a Learning Communities Hub School, Special Education Unit.