Senior School

subject counselling for 2020

In the week beginning Monday 19 August, a specialist counselling team will assist all students in years nine to twelve in making their subject choices for 2020.

Please find our latest Senior School curriculum handbook click here.

For successful transition into their next year of study, it is crucial that students choose an appropriate program of subjects that align with their intended future pathway. Prior to subject counselling, we ask that students inform themselves about subjects on offer and consider these in context with appropriate advice and guidance on their particular situation.

To book a subject counselling appointment, please visit and follow the instructions below.

  1. Type in Victor Harbor High School’s unique code: eur3z

  2. Enter your details - Parent and Student name, current year level, email address.

  3. Select an interviewer 1 - 6 (Note: there is no difference between interviewers). Please do not attempt to book in using the OFFICE USE ONLY section.

  4. Select the appointment time that best suits your student/family.

  5. Should you need to negotiate an appointment outside the times available, please contact the school to discuss possible alternatives.

All interviews will be conducted within the school’s heritage building

As we greatly value your input, families are strongly encouraged to attend this interview as an opportunity for discussion and final approval of student subject preferences.Intensive Learning Program 2019

senior school leaders

Mr Phil Boyle: Stage 1 Subschool Leader

Ms Jody Peterson: Stage 1 Subschool Leader

Mr Paul Loughhead: Stage 2 Subschool Leader

Our Senior School (Years 10-12) is characterised by individualised Pathway counselling and personalised learning. In 2011 a $7 million Senior School and Resource Centre and new Language and Science Labs were completed.

Year 10 and 11 are vertically grouped according to student choice of one of the seven vocational pathways offered. These pathways include: University (Arts); University (Maths/Science); Retail, Tourism and Hospitality; Multimedia; Community Recreation; Community Services (Child Care and Nursing), and Furniture Construction.

Senior School students are able to access subjects according to their readiness rather than in terms of their chronological year. This individual readiness can vary across subjects so that a student may be ahead of their peer group in one area while remaining with that group for other subjects.

Senior School students can also choose from an extensive range of subjects including Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Community Studies options to achieve the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). See the School’s website for more curriculum information.

Schools on the Fleurieu Peninsula (Public & Private) work together to offer quality vocational training programs for students. Each school specialises in a program and the program is offered at the host school each Wednesday. Programs are offered in Polymer processing, Furnishing, Building & Construction, Hospitality, Community Services, Automotive and Broadcasting. Visit for more information.

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SACE Readiness Program

For clarification of the Stage 2 SACE Readiness Program please contact Mr Simon Harris - Engagement & Retention Senior Leader, on 8551 1900, or email

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