At St Scholastica’s College, we strive to provide the very best learning opportunities. We recognise that education is a holistic process that supports the intellectual, creative, physical and emotional development of students. We provide a broad-based curriculum, which ensures a solid grounding in a wide range of subjects in addition to allowing students to pursue particular areas of interest and expertise.
The College follows the NSW curriculum of study set by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA, formerly BOSTES). The State sets the curriculum but we apply nuance and refinement to create the best academic opportunity for each student, irrespective of academic ability. Our staff work to maximise students’ personal and academic achievements as they progress to a post-school life in tertiary studies, technical or further education or employment.
- Stage 4
Stage 4 of the curriculum encompasses the entry years to high school, Years 7 and 8.
- Stage 5
Stage 5 of the curriculum encompasses Years 9 and 10.
- Stage 6
Stage 6 of the curriculum encompasses Years 11 and 12.
STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Success in these subjects offers great scope for successful careers in a wide variety of industrial and government sectors.
- Information Technology
The study of IST at Schols recognises the indispensable role of technology in today’s world. The course assists students in Years 7-10 to develop knowledge about and harness an understanding of how IST may be applied to real world problems and issues.
- BYOD Program (Bring Your Own Device)
Much research, effort, and consultation went into choosing to implement this Program and we hope to build on our successes each year in teaching and learning with technology, and helping your daughter become a strong, independent and responsible digital citizen.
Drama is for students who love to explore social issues and who want to understand how other people think and act. Students learn this through practical and theoretical skills and techniques of theatre. All students must be prepared to allocate extra rehearsal time at lunchtimes and after school for selected performance presentations.
- Visual Arts
Whether engaged in drawing, painting, ceramics or any number of other visual art forms on offer, students are enabled to communicate ideas visually, to understand how imagery impacts the world and, practically, to develop their own body of unique work. Visual Arts at Schols reflects the College’s belief that this course can play an important role in the social, cultural and spiritual lives of students.
- Co-Curricular Music
It is a mandatory part of the curriculum for Years 7 and 8, elective in Years 9 and 10, and offers Preliminary and HSC options in Years 11 and 12. Music at Schols encompasses choirs, instrumental ensembles, bands and chamber orchestras. Girls are encouraged to join those groups where they will enjoy extending their musical talents.
- Co-Curricular Sport
Co-curriccular participation in sport, although not compulsory, is strongly encouraged and, at St Scholastica’s, there is plenty of choice : Cricket / Dance / Dragon Boating / Netball / Touch Football / Water Polo / Tennis / Indoor Soccer / AFL (for girls) / Basketball / Hockey / Volleyball
- Duke of Edinburgh
Participation in the Duke of Edinburgh program is entirely voluntary and requires a high level of student engagement, motivation and ownership. Whilst the Awards are structured to assist in the development of your daughter’s confidence, teamwork and leadership skills, students are responsible for designing, completing and documenting their own unique program.
- Careers & VET
VET courses play a very useful role in helping students to make decisions about further education, training and employment. Students who are interested in studying in a vocational subject may elect to study courses delivered by TAFE NSW.