Curriculum

St John Paul II Catholic College offers a very broad education that reflects the academic, social, physical and spiritual needs and interests of students.

Our learning and teaching programs place particular emphasis on the development and enhancement of literacy and numeracy skills across all key learning areas. Gospel values permeate all areas of the curriculum, not just Religious Education, and we encourage every student to pursue individual excellence, celebrate their own successes and that of others, and respect the dignity of others.

Gospel values permeate all areas of the curriculum, not just Religious Education, and we encourage every student to pursue individual excellence, celebrate their own successes and that of others, and respect the dignity of others.

Our Learning Enrichment Program is designed to enhance and support the formal curriculum. Learning Enrichment activities enable students to experience a diversity of programs such as multicultural programs, specific subject tutorials, driver education, study skills, anti-bullying, peer support, student leadership and drug awareness.

Key Learning Areas

Subjects offered in Stage 4 include:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Personal Development Health and PE
  • Technology
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Italian

Subjects offered in Stage 5 include:

  • Catholic Studies
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Australian History
  • Australian Geography
  • Personal Development Health and PE
  • Commerce
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Photography and Digital media
  • Physical Activity and Sports Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Textiles Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Graphics Technology
  • Industrial technology - Wood
  • Information Software Technology
  • Agriculture
  • Italian

Subjects offered in Stage 6 include:

  • Catholic Studies
  • Studies of Religion
  • English (all courses)
  • Mathematics (all courses)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Physics
  • Senior Science
  • Ancient History
  • Business Services
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Society and Culture
  • Work Studies
  • Community and Family Studies
  • Exploring Early Childhood
  • Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation
  • Personal Development Health and PE
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Entertainment
  • Music
  • Photography, Video and Digital Imaging
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Design
  • Agriculture
  • Food Technology
  • Hospitality
  • Industrial Technology
  • Information Processes and Technology
  • Software Design and Development
  • Textiles and Design
  • Italian