Years 9 to 12
Empowering students to have the courage to invent their own future.
Educating for the future
The learning journey at Santa Sophia honours the developmental stages in a student’s life. Based on leading educational research and the best of today’s technologies, we prepare students for the future by teaching them how to think critically and creatively, how to communicate effectively and how to lead and work both independently and collaboratively.
Secondary learning goes way beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom.
It is in Years 9 to 12 that the ambitious goals of Santa Sophia Catholic College students are most fully realised.
Blended mastery is a mix of traditional face-to-face teaching and online resources that provide personalised and adaptive learning experiences for students.
Students are connected to the real world, prepared for success as lifelong learners and future professional engagement.
Our learning sequence for students at this stage follows: Activate - Apply - Consolidate. Our students engage in a personalised learning program that seeks genuine dialogue to challenge students to raise their own questions, create their own ideas, seek solutions to real world challenges and explore their interests and passions.
Activate - this is in the form of pre work where students activate their prior knowledge and some to school with some content knowledge.Apply - this occurs throughout a normal lesson whether students engage with a variety of learning experiences across surface, deep and transfer. Students enhance and go deeper in their content knowledge but also cultivate their skills and capabilities such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration and agency in learning
Consolidate - This is the process involves the consolidation of knowledge and skills gained through the learning sequence. Students are provided opportunities to articulate their thinking, connections and reflections. It allows them to understand where they are in their learning and what their next steps are.
Years 9 to 12 challenges traditional learning spaces and traditional pathways. Education has no physical boundaries. Learning extends way beyond classroom walls and embraces vocational options, accelerated pathways and university subjects in senior years.
Learners become creative critical thinkers through personalised and accelerated programs. Learners become connected and communicate through real-life experiences. Through this learning journey they soon discover how awesome they can be.
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.