Waterford's Canterbury College expands subject list for 2020

CHOICE: Principal Daniel Walker (second from right) said the new subject choices would help students take control of their own futures.
CHOICE: Principal Daniel Walker (second from right) said the new subject choices would help students take control of their own futures.

PHILOSOPHY and logic, entrepreneurship and psychology are among the subjects on offer for Canterbury College students from 2020.

The new additions to the curriculum - which will be offered for students from year 7 - will also include world history, Chinese extension and business, economics and entrepreneurship, as well as a netball academy.

It followed inventive learning technologies like THRASS, iTime and Spark programs being introduced into the junior school.

Principal Daniel Walker said the changes would help students develop into independent young adults.

"We're delighted to include these new additions to our already impressive list of academic subjects," he said.

"Canterbury has always and continues to offer an inclusive community and individual pathways for all students."

The addition of the new subjects comes as the school continues to push forward in the sporting and entrepreneurial arenas.

Mr Walker told the Jimboomba Times after his appointment in the school's top role earlier this year that he would develop a five-year strategic plan to help students adjust to the complex world, with a particular focus on business skills.

"The things that are priorities for me are making sure our students leave here with a really clear set of entrepreneurial skills," he said.

"It does not just mean being able to sell something. I mean being able to develop an idea and finding a way of monetising that idea and using it to support themselves.

He said about 60 per cent of students in high schools today would have to make their own jobs for themselves at some stage in their career.

Canterbury College also unveiled its new squash courts and athletics track earlier this year.

The new subjects will be featured at the school's Twilight Open Day on Wednesday, October 16 from 4pm.

The event will feature academic displays, co-curricular displays, music performances and staff and student ambassadors on hand to share their experiences with guests.

All interested families can attend and no RSVPs are required.