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 st​udy 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.

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 whist others get there through Applied & 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 var​​​iety​ of Senior subjects including:

General ​Subjects

  • ​English
  • General Maths
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Specialist Maths
  • Chemistry
  • 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
  • EssentialMathematics
  • Dance in Practice
  • Visual Arts in Practice
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Social and Community Studies
  • Fashion
  • Science in Practice

Certificate Level Subjects

  • FSK20113      Certificate II in Skills for Work & Vocational Pathways (RTO 30028: St Peter Claver College)
  • SIT20416       Certificate II Kitchen Operations (VETiS) (RTO 30028: St Peter Claver College)
  • CHC24015     Certificate II Active Volunteering (RTO 30028: St Peter Claver College)
  • MEM20413   Certificate II Engineering Pathways (VETiS) (RTO 31193: Bluedog Training @ SPCC)
  • CPC10111      Certificate I Construction (VETiS) (RTO 31193: Bluedog Training @ SPCC)
  • HLT23215/    Certificate II Health Support Services/Certificate II in Community Services/        CHC22015/​    Certificate III in Community Services                                                                                       ​   ​CHC32015    (RTO 40518: Connect 'n; Grow @ SPCC)
  • SIS20115       Certificate II Sports & Recreation (Rugby League) (RTO 31319: Binnacle Training @SPC)
  • SIT30516       ​Certificate III Events (RTO 30028: St Peter Claver College)
  • SIS30315      ​ Certificate III Fitness (RTO 31319: Binnacle Training ​@ SPCC)
*Please note that subject offerings are dependent on student demand and staffing capacity.


Senior schooling al​so fosters leadership and service, and camps and retreats build on these skills.​