St Paul's offers a broad and exciting curriculum which is deep and holistic in nature, allowing students to target their learning to areas of strength, especially in the latter years, allowing their light to shine.
Years 7 and 8
Students in Years 7 and 8 study a common curriculum comprising Catholic Studies, English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Technology, Language (Indonesian), Visual Arts, Music and PD/H/PE (Personal Development, Health and Physical Education).
Years 9 and 10
The core curriculum for Years 8 and 9 comprises Catholic Studies, English, Mathematics, Science, Australian History, Australian Geography, Sport and PD/H/PE (Personal Development, Health and Physical Education).
Students then can choose two electives from the following:
Agriculture, Indonesian, Textiles Technology, Food Technology, Music, Visual Arts, Commence, Elective History, Industrial Technology (Metal), Industrial Technology (Multi Media), Industrial Technology (Timber), Drama, Physical Activity and Sports Studies, Online Distance Ed Courses, iSTEM, Information and Software Technology.
Years 11 and 12
The College offers a large range of academic courses that provide prerequisites for university courses throughout Australia. The academic program is designed for both students seeking entry into university as well students working towards achieving a well-rounded education in the pursuit of employment or further tertiary study at an institution other than university.
The Curriculum comprises: Ancient History, Agriculture, Biology, Business Studies, VET Construction, Chemistry, Drama, Earth and Environmental Science, English – Extension 1 & 2, English – Advanced, English – Standard, English – Studies, Food Technology, Geography, VET Hospitality Operations, Industrial Technology, Information Processes & Technology, Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation, Legal Studies, Mathematics Extension 2, Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics, Mathematics General 1 & 2, Modern History, Music 1, Personal Development Health & Physical Education, Physics, VET Primary Industries, Senior Science, Studies of Religion I & II, Textiles & Design, Visual Arts, Work Studies, TVET Courses, Online Distance Ed Courses, Online Education Centre Courses.
Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses offer Year 11 and 12 students the opportunity to study for nationally recognised and accredited qualifications as part of their regular Higher School Certificate study program.
The College currently offers three VET courses: Hospitality Operations, Construction and Primary Industries. These courses count towards the HSC and, upon successful completion of their Year 12 studies, students receive a Certificate II in Hospitality (Operations), a Certificate II in Construction or a Certificate II in Primary Industries in addition to their Higher School Certificate.
These courses provide students with skills, training and qualifications that will give them a head start in their chosen career or further training.
Students participating in the VET courses have outstanding facilities including the Francis Farm, the Ignatius Construction Centre and a state-of-the-art industrial kitchen in the McAuley Centre.