YEAR 7 – YEAR 10
Our Secondary school builds on the foundations which have been laid down in the earlier years. Adolescents are thinking and working more like adults. It is an exciting and challenging period of physical, intellectual, and social growth for our young adults, and our education programme is delivered to support this growth.
Students are well prepared by the education that they received in our Primary years to be motivated, self-regulating, and self-directed learners. Treetops provides a school environment where students feel secure and recognised. We offer them responsibilities, challenges, and opportunities to discover where they may want to go as adults.
The WA Curriculum is used in Years 7-10. However, the Montessori philosophies are still applied, and we introduce the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile and philosophy to our students as they move through Secondary.
By combining the Montessori and International Baccalaureate philosophies, Treetops is uniquely placed to provide a different approach to secondary education. Our non-comparative and non-competitive environment develops each student as an individual, and encourages them to reach their full potential.
Secondary students are an important part of our school community and essential members of the student body. They are expected to be full participants in all aspects of student and community life – the school encourages that students partake in many of the community service opportunities available to the school during the year. Aside from their academic studies, Secondary students are important role models for the younger students at Treetops.
During Year 10, students and their families are encouraged and supported to think about their Year 11 and 12 options. Together we consider the needs of the student, their future goals, their current school engagement. In Years 11 and 12, students have the option of either:
- the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). An academically rigorous pathway with direct entry to university; or
- our tailored WACE General programme for students who may have employment or vocational training (TAFE) as their post-schooling goal.