Upper School

Years 10 to 12

Year 10 students at St Mary's College have the opportunity to select from a range of courses of study traditionally only available to Year 11 and 12 students.

There are now clear indications that students in their senior years of schooling achieve better outcomes with a preparatory year in Year 10. As students complete Year 9 and move to Year 10 this is an important step in their secondary school education. This is a time that students must make important decisions about their future. At St Mary's College all Year 9 and Year 10 students will be interviewed regarding their course selection and counselled appropriately.

Students are encouraged to engage in the learning process and to make the most of each and every opportunity for success.

ViSN Online Learning

A part of our College’s participation the in Catholic Education WA (CEWA) ‘Leading Lights’ initiative, we have two Year 11 students enrolled in the new online learning community entitled the Virtual School Network (ViSN). ViSN commenced delivery this year, to Catholic Colleges throughout WA with an initial eight Year 11 ATAR courses on offer. It has been a very positive start to the new online learning experience with our students having one ‘face to face’ Skype lesson each week with their online teacher and class mates as well as continual online support and communication available for the other 4 lessons throughout the week for their selected course. The ViSN teachers have reported highlights such as student collaboration across different schools, vibrant and robust Skype lessons, and valuable student feedback on course work. This informative power point will give you some information about this wonderful quality teaching and learning opportunity available for our students.