St Stanislaus’ College has a strong focus on academic engagement and striving for academic success. As a fully comprehensive secondary school, St Stanislaus’ welcomes students with a range of academic abilities.
All students at St Stanislaus’ are encouraged, supported, challenged and expected to achieve their very best. Each student works with his Tutor to set academic goals which are formalised in his Personal Learning Plan. These goals are then evaluated using feedback and data from teachers as well as input from the student himself.
Students in Years 7 and 8 participate in the College Learning to Learn Program, which is integrated into their weekly timetable. Teachers from a broad range of subject areas plan and work together to engage the students in learning how to learn. The latest educational research is drawn on to ensure that students identify the strengths and areas for development in their individual approach to learning. This sets a strong foundation for preparation for the senior years of study.
The College is structured so that senior school commences in Year 10. This unique approach ensures that Year 10 students are taught within a senior classroom culture with a focus on readiness for HSC studies. Year 10 students wear the Senior Uniform, have enhanced leadership responsibilities and are offered additional responsibilities as Senior students.
Year 7 and Year 9 NAPLAN data, as well as HSC results, show consistent growth in students’ academic achievements. A focus on Literacy and Numeracy skills across Years 7-12 is a high priority in preparing students not only for examination performance but also for the world beyond school.
The College has a fine reputation for outstanding HSC success. Year 12 students consistently perform well above State average across a wide range of subjects and their pathways on graduation are extensive. Graduates succeed in gaining University entrance, traineeships, apprenticeships and chosen employment opportunities.
The consistency of outstanding HSC results for boys of all academic levels continues to be the hallmark of education at St Stanislaus’ College. Our Transformative Learning culture has at its core the embedding of key 21st century enterprise skills. As learning is shifted from simply being content driven to making subjects flexible, dynamic and interconnected, this approach to teaching and learning has now begun to move its way into all classrooms. Through transformative learning we build capacity in our students to develop agility and resilience as they face complex and shifting problems.