Learning & Teaching

Introduction
Camps
Careers
Co-curricular Activities
Democratic Principles
Library
Instrumental Music
Reports online
VCE/VET and VCAL
Year 7 Music

Introduction

LEARNING FOR THE FUTURE

Our College promotes lifelong learning by encouraging independence, initiative and understanding. This approach encourages critical and creative thinking, which benefits the students’ learning. It builds resilience and social skills, equipping them to make a meaningful contribution to society.

We are committed to Targeted Learning that allows each student to experience personal success. We construct learner profiles based on individual student data which helps cater for specific learning needs.

Curriculum

The curriculum at Catholic College Bendigo is based on relevant national, state and diocesan requirements. The curriculum offers a balance of practical and academic subjects to meet the needs and aspirations of each student.

The Martyn Program

The Martyn Program is an integrated curriculum in which students undertake individual learning projects generated by their interests. Their research gives them an authentic voice and allows them to develop skills such as innovation, communication, real-world understanding, creativity and problem solving.

Technology & Learning

We are committed to making use of contemporary technology to enhance student learning. All students are provided with a digital device and we aim to develop responsible citizens, engaging safely and ethically with online resources.

Graduate Pathways

Catholic College Bendigo recommends a blend of learning experiences to enrich learning and increase ATAR outcomes. In 2016, our College celebrated three students achieving College Dux with an ATAR of 99.35.

As they transition from our College, students pursue a number of pathways ranging from university study to full-time work. Participation in our VET (Vocational Education and Training) and VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) subjects across year levels provides opportunities for students to obtain apprenticeships, traineeships and Tafe training.

Catholic College Bendigo is a member of the local consortium and hosts a Trade Training Centre on site.

The Careers Office provides ongoing support to ensure our students have the best possible chance of success in the future.

Schoolbox

Our students, staff and parents utilise our Learning Management System (LMS), Schoolbox. This system allows greater collaboration and fluid communication between all users, providing an online space where students can access learning material for their classes, share ideas and submit work that can be viewed, marked, and returned by staff. The system generates a personalised schedule of work for all students and this will be significant in student planning. Parents can view this material in real time.

Co-Curricular Learning

Debating, sport competitions, arts performances, academic competitions, justice camps and the Frayne Speech Festival provides opportunity for students to extend their knowledge and skills, try new activities and connect with students and staff who share their individual interests.