Senior Years


The Senior school at St Peter Claver College is designed to assist students discover and prepare for post-school pathways. There is a strong focus on holistic education with rich experiences to facilitate intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual growth.

Year 10

The Year 10 Curriculum is designed to build on students Middle School education and prepare them for Senior Studies. All students have access to work experience and develop a Senior Education and Training Plan which sets directions and goals for Senior Studies. Some students also commence Vocational Education and Training, with some starting school-based apprenticeships.

All students study core subjects from the Australian Curriculum as well as Religious Education. In English and Mathematics, students may be recommended for extension subjects to accelerate their learning. There is a wide choice of subjects within Health & Physical Education, the Arts, Technology, the Humanities and Japanese.

Students experience multiple in-school retreats appropriately tailored to their specific academic and pastoral progression.

Years 11 & 12

Students work with Course Mentors to select and review customised pathways and subjects designed to prepare them for post school options. Many pursue a successful ATAR pathway for university entrance whilst others get there through Applied and Certificate III subjects. Vocational pathways are well supported through the College Careers Office assisting students to find school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.

The College offers a wide variety of Senior subjects including:

General Subjects

  • English
  • General Mathematics
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Specialist Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Modern History
  • Geography
  • Business 
  • Accounting
  • Digital Solutions
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Film, Television & New Media
  • Music
  • Visual Art
  • Physical Education
  • Japanese
  • Study of Religion
  • Psychology

Applied Subjects

  • Religion and Ethics​
  • Essential English
  • Essential Mathematics
  • Dance in Practice
  • Visual Arts in Practice
  • Information & Communication Technology Skills
  • Social and Community Studies
  • Fashion
  • Science in Practice

Certificate Level Subjects

  • CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction (RTO 31193: Blue Dog Training)
  • CHC24015 Certificate II in Active Volunteering (RTO 30028: St Peter Claver College)
  • FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (RTO 30028: St Peter Claver College)
  • MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (RTO 31193: Blue Dog Training)
  • SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation – Rugby League (RTO 31319: Binnacle Training)
  • SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (RTO 32355: Training Direct)
  • HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (incorporating HLT23215: Certificate II in Health Support Services and CHC22015: Certificate II in Community Services) (RTO 40518: Connect n Grow)
  • SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness (RTO 31319: Binnacle Training)

Non Accredited Subjects

  • Religion Meaning and Life

*Please note that subject offerings are dependent on student demand and staffing capacity.

Senior schooling also fosters leadership and service; camps and retreats build on these skills.