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Learning for the Future

Our College promotes lifelong learning by developing student independence, initiative and understanding. We are impelled to equip all students in our care to thrive in a rapidly-changing world.

Our approach is to challenge students with engaging projects involving real-world contexts that are individual for all students. The College constructs learner profiles based on the knowledge we have of each student which helps cater for specific learning needs and skills such as critical and creative thinking, literacy and numeracy, social and emotional intelligence.

Learning and Teaching Intervention

A range of interventions support student needs and are regularly reviewed through constant feedback to ensure they effectively target individual and group needs.

Curriculum

The curriculum is based on relevant National, State and Diocesan requirements. The curriculum is designed towards developing the whole person, and is adjusted to students’ desired learning outcomes, offering a balance of practical and academic subjects to meet individual needs and aspirations. Students are given opportunities to undertake individual learning projects generated by their interests.

Technology & Learning

The College is committed to making use of latest technology to enhance student learning. Students access a range of opportunities to utilise technologies, such as 3D printers and drones. We are also cognisant of the need for periods of reflection and time away from these modern technologies and devices.

Graduate Pathways

Catherine McAuley College encourages a blend of learning experiences to enrich knowledge and increase Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) outcomes.

As they transition from our College, students pursue a number of pathways ranging from university study to full-time work. Participation in our Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) subjects across year levels provides opportunities for students to obtain apprenticeships, traineeships and TAFE training. The College is a member of the local school consortium and hosts a Trade Training Centre on site. Careers Practitioners provide ongoing support to ensure students have the best possible chance of success in the future.

Co-curricular Learning

Debating, sports competitions, arts performances, academic competitions, justice camps, Tournament of Minds and the Frayne Speech Festival provide opportunities for students to extend their knowledge and skills, try new activities and connect with like-minded students and staff.