High has distinctive Junior Secondary and Senior Schools.
In Junior Secondary the emphasis is on core teachers
working with Year 7, 8 and 9 students. The Academic Challenge and Excellence (ACE)
program provides extension and acceleration for academically able students in
English, Mathematics, Science and Music. Entry to this program is through
individual application at the time of enrolment. Each year, the Kepnock High
P&C sponsors bursaries for four Year 8 students in the areas of Academics,
Sport and Culture. Further information is available in the Enrolment package.
In the Senior School, Kepnock offers a wide range of
courses, including 30 Authority (OP) subjects, 10 Authority- registered
subjects and 13 nationally accredited Certificate I, II and III courses.
Students may choose a university (OP) pathway; a vocational pathway, or a
combination of the two. In addition, the school encourages students to seek out
School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships to round-out their education and
training and enhance their employment prospects.
Kepnock High is a Gateway School in Agribusiness and
the only state school in Bundaberg to offer training in the Agricultural
Sciences and Rural Operations.
As an eLearning Accredited School and a Microsoft
Academy School, our staff are strongly encouraged to embed digital technologies
in their teaching and learning, enhancing students’ engagement with their
studies. The optional take-home laptop program ensures participating students
have seamless access to their learning 24/7.