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Curriculum

Mandurah Catholic College is committed to having a 21st century curriculum that is based on the expectation that all students have the ability to learn and the motivation to meet the challenges of a broad education.

Students in all year groups have a varied choice of subjects that offer a stimulating and engaging curriculum. Teachers at Mandurah Catholic College pride themselves on providing every student the opportunity to make full use of their intellect in engaging and interactive lessons; a rich and diverse curriculum that is rigorous and challenging ensures that every student develops skills and knowledge for further study, their future profession and for life.
The College is committed to:

  • Providing all students with engaging and stimulating lessons
  • Offering a diverse array of subjects
  • Catering for students with special needs
  • Providing students with a range of religious, cultural and sporting opportunities in practical and theoretical settings
  • Providing mixed ability groups and streamed classes on a needs basis to enhance sequential development of skills and subject matter for all
  • Providing up-to-date technology for the enhancement of student learning through the use of digital devices to access rich, current digital content.

The College provides Early Childhood, Junior and Secondary School education K-12 (Kindergarten to Year 12). There is an emphasis on the Australian Curriculum and digital learning, as well as a varied curriculum that can be tailored to suit the needs of students of differing ability and with diverse career aspirations, whether they are university bound, considering TAFE and/or apprenticeships or seeking employment after Year 12 graduation.

Learning programs are developed to cater for the diverse range of student abilities and interests, both educational and spiritual, in every year group. Students in the early adolescent phase of schooling work in a learning environment that covers the traditional disciplines of English, Mathematics, Society & Environment, Science, Religious Education, and Physical & Health Education. By Year 7, the subject selection diversifies to encompass a much broader range of subjects and activities. Music tuition is offered to students in Junior and Secondary School and specialised courses in drama and visual arts are introduced in Middle School. The MCC Sports Club offers weekend and after-school sporting opportunities to all students, complimenting an extensive Physical Education curriculum that covers a diverse range of sporting codes.

Our Vocational and Education program is extensive, and in 2016 offered Years 11 and 12 students the flexibility of undertaking over 50 TAFE courses and work placement while still studying at MCC.

Our College is a Catholic learning community acting on behalf of the wider church community, and is particularly committed to the faith education of young people. The College community, by its very nature, will contribute to the faith development of its students. The religious education program has, as its overall aim, the living of the Christian life in full.

The curriculum at Mandurah Catholic College is developed from the West Australian Curriculum, the WA Curriculum Framework from Pre-Primary – Year 10 and the Catholic Education of WA (CEWA) Religious Education Guidelines K-12.

At whole staff meetings, Learning Area meetings and executive meetings school level data derived from NAPLAN, ACER, WACE and OLNA, AGAT, Bishops’ Testing is collated and examined. The information gathered as a result of these frequent data collations provides teachers with the opportunity to plan for future improvement and to reflect on current practices within the College. Student performance is collected and analysed throughout the school year.