Contemporary learning preparing students for whatever the future holds.
Every child is different and so is his or her learning journey
Our approach to learning puts the growth of each individual child at the heart of schooling. Schools in the Diocese of Parramatta are places of wonder, exploration and endless possibilities. Santa Sophia welcomes and truly values each student in our diverse and multicultural learning community.
Each child’s unique strengths and needs guide the design of the learning opportunities we provide to our students.
After all, learning how to learn is equally important as what we learn!
Inspired learning starts with highly motivated and professional teachers
Like you, we know that great teachers make a real difference in a child’s life. Our teachers are lifelong learners too and regularly undertake professional development to keep up to date with current best practice in education. Our expert teachers will tailor teaching to meet your child at their point of need, track how they are progressing, and respond with extra support when needed.
Our Learning Journey
Santa Sophia provides an alternative to traditional schooling and progresses young people through a developmental and student-centred approach to learning.
Santa Sophia Catholic College is a preschool to Year 12 school where rather than placing children in classes based purely on their age, students transition at their own pace through four ‘schools’.
3 to 5 year olds
School of Genesis - Early Learning
A world of discovery through play based learning.
Kindy to Year 4
Interacting and exploring the world as confident and effective learners.
School of Curiosity
Years 5 to 8
Making connections with each other, subjects and real world experiences.
School of Connect
The learning spaces at Santa Sophia are designed to enhance the learning opportunities of our students. From the latest technology to flexible seating options and adaptable class sizes, students will learn how to work both independently and as part of a small or large group depending on the task at hand.
Our library is a place of exploration and inquiry. Through access to our library resources and services, students develop a range of learning capabilities that thrive on curiosity, creativity, imagination and innovation.
Santa Sophia uses a range of digital platforms to connect students and parents with the work being done at school including SeeSaw, Canvas, Compass (for parent communication) and the Google environment for learning from Year 4. For an explanation on how we use these platforms and how to access them visit our Parent Support Hub.
Personalised Pathways Program
At Santa Sophia, students have the opportunity to create their own, unique pattern of study in Stages 5 and 6. In consultation with teachers and parents, students can choose a pathway that caters to their interests and ambitions for the future.
Our Careers portal provides students and parents with all the latest information to help make decisions about future careers and life beyond school. Locate University, TAFE and any other type of course across Australia, get information about the HSC, search for job vacancies and much more.
Endless possibilities with learning partners
Our learning approach makes a welcome space for parents, carers and other valued partners to engage with our learners in a deeply personalised, anywhere, anytime approach to learning.
As part of a system of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Parramatta Diocese, we also benefit from formal agreements with many institutions that form a wide network of strategic relationships and collaborations to advance research, teaching and innovation in Catholic schools across Greater Western Sydney.
The School of Now
This unique learning experience provides Year 11 and 12 students with access to a greater range of extension courses and specialised electives that may not be offered at their home schools, helping them to achieve their personal career and study goals.
We help students be the best learners they can be
Contact Santa Sophia today to learn more.