The senior years at St Johns College are vibrant, supportive and academically challenging, where students reach their potential and take part in a wealth of leadership, sporting and community services opportunities.
Students learn and grow in their spirituality in a culture of support and expectation, driven by achievement and a dedicated staff.
St Johns College offers a range of academic subjects to students in their senior years, to allow students a greater choice in courses.
Courses of study range from rigorous academic subjects to TAFE, TVET Pathways, work placement and school based apprenticeships and traineeships.
Students are encouraged to select courses that best suit their needs, goals and ambitions for the future. In some cases, the subjects they select will be a prerequisite for further study.
Academic support is offered to all senior students through integrated programs in a variety of subjects. Intervention and enrichment programs are offered in Learning Plus, support with study sessions, tutoring, mentoring and holiday and weekend tutorial classes are available for certain subjects in the lead-up to the HSC.
Senior students have access to the senior study, an area for year 11 and 12 students. Every study session is supervised by a member of the college staff who provides learning assistance.
Outstanding HSC results
St Johns College has a strong reputation for academic excellence, embracing the latest in learning and teaching practice.
Last year, the college received the highest ATAR of 99.4 in the Bathurst Diocese and Western Region. One college student with an ATAR of 99.1 was named as a NSW HSC All Rounder.
Nine students received an ATAR over 89, with students achieving 35 Band 6s overall. In 2019 students were nominated for Shape in design and technology and industrial technology.
Also, the creative arts faculty was successful, with three students nominated for Art Express for visual art and one student from music 1 nominated for Encore.
Vocational Education and Training
St Johns College operates the Orana Trade Training Centre in consortium with Dubbo Christian School, Macquarie Anglican Grammar School and St Marys Central School Wellington.
This facility has commercial kitchens, teaching café, theory rooms, engineering workshop and a parade arena to allow students to gain qualifications in hospitality, primary industries and metals and engineering. In addition, the college offers VET construction and VET entertainment.
The centres offers a flexible school experience for year 11 and 12 students wanting to pursue a career in a vocational field.