Why Us?



Transforming learning - Curiosity to clarity

Explore the amazing opportunities we're creating for our students


Santa Sophia Catholic College prepares learners for life through wisdom, faith, hope and love.

We are a community where everyone is a learner and everyone takes responsibility for his/her own learning.

Within a Catholic faith environment, students learn how to be responsible global citizens, how to think creatively and critically, how to communicate and to work collaboratively. All of this will be underpinned by leading educational research and practice using today’s technologies.

Santa Sophias Catholic College Learning

Fostering new ways of teaching and learning

As a Catholic learning community', Santa Sophia is founded on the the best of what we know about contemporary learning and the experience of our exceptional educators. Our teachers are passionate and creative, inspiring a love of learning in students every day.



We inspire students to explore, innovate and challenge everything in their learning adventure

While content knowledge is important at Santa Sophia, we also place value on building a student’s capacity to ‘learn how to learn’. Santa Sophia develops student intelligence through knowledge, experience, creativity, and their thinking in ways that keep curiosity and imagination alert, keeping their innate love of learning burning bright.


Santa Sophias Catholic College Students

Preparing students to take their place in a changing world

Santa Sophia provides an alternative to traditional schooling and progresses young people through a developmental and student-centred approach to learning with a focus on ‘learning how to learn’. Santa Sophia aims to develop in students the skills they need for today and to prepare them for tomorrow with an emphasis on communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking.


Santa Sophias Catholic College RE

Connecting with the Catholic faith and traditions

Religious education is more than formal instruction; it is a conscious pathway to the development of the whole person as a model of Christ and permeates all facets of life in a Catholic community. Its foundations are laid in the home and built in partnership within the parish community. The Catholic school is an entrusted participant in this collaboration.


Santa Sophias Catholic College Affordable Fees

Affordable Catholic education

A quality Catholic education is affordable and accessible for every family! As a guide, the cost of a Catholic education is around $6-$8 a day for primary and $11-$18 a day a day for a child in Year 7*. Significant discounts apply for siblings.


Santa Sophias Catholic College Pastoral Care

Wellbeing and Pastoral Care

The relationship between the student and teacher is where the heart of all pastoral care lies. Santa Sophia Catholic College is building a warm, friendly and cooperative learning environment based on the Positive Behaviour Support for Learning (PBS4L) ethos. The school has established its core values of Wisdom, Faith, Hope and Love and is developing its ‘culture’ with these values at the core of all behavioural expectations.


Santa Sophias Catholic College Extracurricular

A wide variety of extra-curricular activities

Santa Sophia Catholic College offers a diverse range of extra-curricular activities suited to every need and interest. These activities include academic, extra-curricular and sporting activities which are supported by committed staff who seek opportunities to extend students' abilities and challenge students to achieve personal excellence in all endeavours. Opportunities include:

  • Business Links and Activities
  • Debating and Public Speaking
  • Science Club and Enrichment Programs
  • Space Camp Program
  • Tournament of Minds
  • CAPTIVATE Creative and Perform Arts Program
  • Social Outreach opportunities
  • Instrumental Group & Instrument Tutoring
  • Choir
  • And a whole lot more!


Santa Sophias Catholic College Sport

Pathways to sporting success

Santa Sophia encourages individuals to continually challenge themselves. Our Sport and PDHPE programs provide students with a wide range of experiences and opportunities that engage and develop a love for physical activities. The College is affiliated with the Parramatta Diocesan Secondary Schools Sports Council (PDSSSC) and NSW Combined Catholic Colleges (NSWCCC). These associations form our pathway for representation at NSW All Schools events and School Sports Australia All School events.


Santa Sophias Catholic College Parents

A strong partnerships between home and school

We acknowledge that parents are the first educators of their children and parents are actively encouraged to partner with the school in the education and formation of their children as well as supporting College events. We also ask our parents to be involved by attending our Parent Education Network events where we seek to connect our parents with experts in various areas to help support them in their invaluable role.


Out of Hours Care - Santa Sophia Catholic College Gables

Fun programs before and after school, and during school holidays

Run by Ambrose Centres, a social enterprise of the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta Services Limited (CDPSL), our School Age Care provides active, engaging and fun programs before and after school, and during school holidays.



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Our dedicated teachers plan the learning in detail to help each child do his or her best.
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