Choosing a Secondary College for your family is a big decision. As a parent you know this choice will impact everything, and if you get it wrong, it could be a complex journey back to the right path. There are so many options and so many opportunities it can simply feel deeply confusing.
As young people in the teenage years, things donít always go to plan, and one thing we are certain about is that both family and school need to be there to support and respond swiftly and flexibly to all of these challenges Ė at home, at school and with full consideration at all times of creating options for their future.
My advice to parents is to consider a College where there is ample choice for students for their academic and co-curricular achievement and most importantly multiple academic and vocational pathways that provide as many options as possible for their future. Many Colleges say they offer these options, in reality, St Columbanís actually does, and in a community environment which is quite simply unmatched in the local area.
We warmly welcome students from all schools and live and work by our Edmund Rice Tradition liberating students and their families through education, in a compassionate and spiritual way with justice for all.
Once you visit our campus, your experience will be difficult to forget and I know you too will be drawn to this vibrant College Community and all it has to offer your family.
INTEGRATED EDUCATION IN EARLY TEENAGE YEARS, BUILDING:
Relationships of trust in friendship groups & with teachers;
Capacity and confidence in core & elective subjects with 1:1 Laptop Program;
An experience of a range of co-curricular activities;
The whole childís social & emotional resilience faith based education;
A positive academic attitude and discovering aspiration;
An awareness of self, others, community national and international citizenship
English, Mathematics, Religious Education, Humanities, Science, Core Physical Education and Music
YEAR 7 & 8
Arts, Health and Living Technologies, Industrial Technology and Design, Chinese or Italian
Business and Technology, Chinese, Dances, Drama, Designing with Wood, Electronics and Systems, Graphics, Health and Physical Education, Italian, Living Technologies - Food Studies, Media Art, Music, Sports Excellence
CONSOLIDATING EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING:
Relationship skills, relevant study, school based apprenticeships, part-time work;
Strength, resilience, creativity and competency in study skills;
Pursuing aspirations through study pathways - access to OP, Tertiary Rank, VET and Uni courses for all, providing academic and vocational edge;
Leadership skills through participation and contribution to school committees, clubs and community;
A strong sense of identity and maturity in self; Confidence for a positive future and a faith filled journey;
An awareness of self, others, community, national and international citizenship
YEAR 10 CORE SUBJECTS
Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science
Business Education incorporating Business Certificate I, Dance, Digital Technologies, Drama, Geography, Graphics, Health and Living Technologies, Health and Physical Education, History, Introduction to Hospitality, Introduction to Technology Studies, Italian, Legal Studies, Music, Sports Excellence, Visual Art
Fitness Certificate III, Furnishing Certificate I, Hairdressing Certificate I & II
YEAR 11 AND 12 SUBJECTS:
Accounting, Ancient History, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Dance, Drama, Economics, English, Film/Television & New Media, Geography, Graphics, Health Education, Home Economics, Information Technology Systems, Italian, Legal Studies, Mathematics A, Mathematics B, Mathematics C, Modern History, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Study of Religion, Technology Studies, Visual Art, English Communication, Industrial Technology Studies, Pre-Vocational Mathematics, Religion & Ethics, Recreation Studies, Visual Art Studio
NATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING (VET) SUBJECTS:
Business Certificate III, Early Childhood Education & Care Certificate III, Construction Certificate I, Creative Industries (Media) Certificate II, Fitness Certificate III & IV, Hairdressing Certificate II & III, Hospitality (Food & Beverage) Certificate II, Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) Certificate II, Sampling & Measurement Certificate II, Tourism Certificate II, Workplace Practices Certificate II, Christian Ministry & Theology Certificate III, School Based Traineeships
ACCESS FOR ALL STUDENTS TO:
School Committees and Leadership, Cultural and Special Interest Clubs, Mentor Academy Program, Learning Enhancement Centre, Community Service initiatives, User Friendly Careers Office
St Columbanís College has an extensive co-curricular program in Academic, Cultural, Recreational, Charity, Community and Sporting activities. Education at St Columbanís involves the all round development of the student as a contributing member of society. There is an expectation that, as evidence of this development, students use their talents and gifts in the service of the College and wider community.
In order to develop a sense of community spirit and pride, all students are required to participate fully in a minimum of two (2) activities per year. Commitment to an activity entails attendance at all training/rehearsals and meetings, and the availability to represent the school when called upon.
Scholarship applications for Year 7 students commencing in 2016 are now open and closing on Wednesday 20 May 2015. To apply visit www.stccommunity.com, tests are administered through the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).
Testing will take place on Saturday 30 May 2015 between 9.00am and 12.00pm at the St Columban's College Chapel.