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.
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 and Physical Education, the Arts, Technology, the Humanities and Japanese.
Students experience multiple in school retreats appropriately tailored to their specific academic and pastoral progression.
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 OP pathway for university entrance whist others get there through a direct QTAC Rank. 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:
Senior schooling also fosters leadership and service, and camps and retreats build on these skills.