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Educating for the Future
The learning journey at Nagle honours the developmental stages in a student’s life. Based on leading educational research and the best of today’s technologies, we prepare students for the future by teaching them how to think critically and creatively, how to communicate effectively and how to lead and work both independently and collaboratively.
As a Catholic school we also have a strong religious dimension that runs through all the KLAs and is also formally recognised as the KLA of Religious Education.
Nagle students take part in formal Religious Education every day, based on the new Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese curriculum that is relevant to our students and to the world they live in.
Nagle follows the curriculum approved by the Education Standards Authority (NESA) covering all key learning areas. We also have a range of elective courses to suit students at all ability levels.
Nagle College offers a comprehensive curriculum that caters for a wide range of student interests and abilities. Our students have the opportunity to choose from a broad range of courses and subjects. Students in Stage 4 will study:
We recognise that each student learns at different rates and in different styles. So our curriculum is well-balanced, diverse and flexible, allowing our students to proceed at their own pace, accelerate where appropriate and choose courses that allow them to consolidate their knowledge and skills. Core subjects set for study in Stage 5 are:
Stage 5 elective subjects vary from year to year depending on demand and staffing, but may include:
Design and Technology
Information and Software Technology
PASS (Physical Activity and Sports Studies)
Photographic and Digital Media
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
Years 11 and 12 are the final stages of high school and our students are given the opportunity for greater specialisation and sophistication in their academic studies including Pathways, vocational education, open high school, traineeships and work placement. While additional subjects may be offered depending on demand and staffing, subjects offered generally include:
Community and Family Studies
Design and Technology
Exploring Early Childhood
English (all levels up to and including Extension 2)
French (beginners & continuers)
Information Processes and Technology
Japanese (beginners & continuers)
Mathematics (all levels up to and including Extension 2)
Music (I and II)
Society and Culture
Studies of Religion (I and II)
Textiles and Design
There are many myths when it comes to subject selections so it is important that students choose subjects in which they have a genuine interest, ones that they feel they are good at, that fit with their learning styles, that prepare them for future study and work, and that align with career interests and keep career options open.
Nagle students have access to a careers counsellor who is able to provide advice, suggest resources and provide support when preparing applications for scholarships and traineeships
The careers counsellor organises visits from post school educational institutions and employers and organises attendance at the Careers Market. Careers messages are shared regularly on Google Classroom. Students and parents/caregivers are encouraged to make appointments with the careers counsellor to discuss post-school options.
The innovative Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese School of Now program offers a unique learning experience for Year 11 and 12 students in a contemporary hybrid setting. This modern-day approach provides senior students with access to a greater range of extension courses and specialised electives that may not be offered at our school, helping them to achieve their personal career and study goals. The blended learning format using both virtual and face-to-face teaching methods optimises students’ learning experience with support from expert HSC teachers with specialist knowledge.
Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese is a leading provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) opportunities. Our school offers this pathway to students to develop their hands-on skills, industry knowledge and real-world experience by learning from professionals in the field. VET allows students to pursue their own interests and passions, providing them with the tools to take charge of their learning and their future. Theoretical knowledge is translated to practical ability in VET, building a sense of identity and purpose through relevant, engaging education.
We offer a varied curriculum that is engaging and relevant!
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