A dedicated 45-minute period called Community Life is scheduled each day within the Learning Program. In this period, Secondary students participate together in activities such as such as Assembly, Sport, House Activities, Life & Faith, and Religion & Ethics – promoting a positive sense of belonging and wellbeing and providing access to a wide range of life experiences and transferable skills.
Other offerings include the following:
Thrive Curriculum: Years 7–12
Students engage with a comprehensive and age-appropriate Thrive curriculum each week. The focuses are on acquiring and applying the knowledge, skills and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.
Flexible Academic Time: Years 10–12
Whole year levels and smaller groups participate in joint activities that enhance academic learning and encourage the pursuit of interests such as Student Futures (careers) sessions, transition programs, planning camps and other experiences, academic support events (exam preparation, subject selection, VTAC discussions, subject-based Masterclasses, academic competitions), approaches to learning skills, and services of worship.
Recreational Physical Activity Program (RAP): Years 10–12
Offered as part of the core Sport Program, RAP includes recreational activities such as yoga, pilates, indoor rock climbing, fitness classes, golf and strength and conditioning classes. RAP is available to Senior students who opt to take a season off Sport, allowing them to remain physically active throughout the year. Students are still required to participate in a competitive Sport for a minimum of two out of three seasons if they are in Years 10 and 11, and one season if they are in Year 12.
Caulfield Connection: Years 11 & 12
These sessions provide dedicated time to explore passions and interests beyond the traditional academic classroom, with a focus on practical learning experiences that provide students with transferable skills beyond Secondary School.
Short courses and micro-credentials on offer allow students to pursue further study in a specialised field and are designed to build in-demand career skills, as well as deepening student understanding of areas of personal interest. A breadth of offerings include hospitality, financial literacy, music production, podcasts, publishing and editing, customer service skills, cyber war, surveillance and security, and entrepreneurship.
Our teachers, specialists and support staff are united in their motivation to provide a learning environment that nourishes learners to become capable and curious, helping them develop a ‘Mind for life’. We encourage a culture of continuous learning and support innovative education methods so that our educators are empowered and supported to inspire our students each and every day.
Weekly professional development sessions help teachers grow and build their skills. Campus support and shared services employees are also encouraged to pursue professional development and co-curricular program involvement that will feed their passions and enhance their skills.
Within our Secondary Schools, the Heads of House and Assistant Heads of House collaboratively support our students alongside Student Services, which includes our Counselling Service, Chaplaincy, Student Futures & Careers team, and Learning Strategies.
Having a multi-disciplinary team ensures we are able to create a strong community of care and promote a sense of belonging where every student feels known, heard and valued. This, combined with the relationships fostered by teachers, means students have a broad team of people they can turn to for support.