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Terra Sancta College



Terra Sancta College provides secondary Catholic education across two well equipped campuses. Terra Sancta College - Schofields Campus Schofields boasts modern facilities including fully equipped and air-conditioned science laboratories design & Technology block music centre art block commercial kitchen and performance centre. In addition our learning spaces are equipped with data projectors surround sound video DVD/CD and computers in fully wireless to ensure greater flexibility in learning and teaching. Information and Communications Technology is integrated into the curriculum at Terra Sancta College providing innovative learning and teaching that is relevant to students of today. Terra Sancta College - Quakers Hill/Nirimba CampusThe senior campus forms part of the Nirimba Education precinct an exciting and innovative educational concept incorporating the University of Western Sydney (UWS) and TAFE. Terra Sancta College students are able to access university courses at UWS and/or a TAFE diploma while studying for a High School Certificate. Students can also access Australian Catholic University courses off site. Presently our Terra Sancta College students who successfully undertake and pass a UWS university course become eligible for automatic entry into UWS on completion of their Year 12 studies. Facilities at the Terra Sancta College campus are state of the art and include a performance centre and studios gymnasium well-resourced library and world-class sporting facilities. Classrooms are air-conditioned and like Schofields are equipped with the latest technology. The Campus also boasts an industrial kitchen designed specifically to deliver HSC courses. Being located at the Quakers Hill/Nirimba Precinct students have access to facilities such as TAFE libraries and music and recording studios. Schofields campus is well serviced by local buses. Quakers Hill/Nirimba campus is a short walk from Quakers Hill railway station and accessible by bus.

Curriculum

A Caring & Challenging Learning CommunityTerra Sancta College offers a very broad education that reflects the academic social physical and spiritual needs and interests of students. Subjects offered at the Schofields campus include: Religious Education english japanese mathematics science music History visual Arts geography agriculture commerce personal Development Health and PE textiles and Design italian australian History dance food Technology drama graphics Technology industrial Technology math Enrichment photography physical Activity & Sport Studies and Information Software TechnologySubjects offered at the Quakers Hill/Nirimba campus include: Catholic Studies studies of Religion english (all courses) mathematics (all courses) physics chemistry biology earth and Environmental Science senior Science information Processes and Technology industrial Technology music dance drama economics modern History ancient History geography business Studies legal Studies personal Development Health and PE italian japanese textiles and Design software Design and Development sport lifestyle and Recreational Studies work Studies community and Family Studies society and Culture visual Design photography video and Digital Imaging. Our learning and teaching programs place particular emphasis on the development and enhancement of literacy and numeracy skills across all Key Learning Areas. Gospel values permeate all areas of the curriculum not just Religious Education and we encourage every student to pursue individual excellence celebrate their own successes and that of others and respect the dignity of others.

Religious Education

Religious Education is an integral part of the curriculum at Terra Sancta College. Terra Sancta College provides Catholic secondary education for students in the Quakers Hill schofields and Riverstone parish communities. Terra Sancta College is committed to being authentically Catholic; inviting inclusive and just with a focus on innovative and personalised learning and teaching strong leadership and professional development for staff. The College has a strong tradition of academic and sporting excellence as well as a commitment to social justice initiatives. Terra Sancta College strives to: * Promote the spiritual intellectual physical emotional and social development of each student* Develop an innovative curriculum that meets the needs of all students of the 21st century* Achieve our goals through participation consultation and collaboration across all levelsWe have a core team of Religious Education specialists (many of whom have a Masters Degree in RE) whose focus is on a learning and teaching agenda. The College has been developing innovative curriculum initiatives that better prepares students for the School Certificate HSC and individual faith development. We have an active liturgical life and students are encouraged to participate in prayer liturgical celebrations retreat days pastoral care camps as well as College and class Masses and reconciliation.

Learning and Leadership Programs

Opportunities For Success self-discovery & LeadershipWe have adopted a middle-school approach for year 7 students to help them adapt to the new school environment. In their designated classroom and with two teachers for their core subjects students are able to feel secure and can develop a strong educational relationship with their teacher. Students remain subject to the rigours and structures of high school through challenging curriculum and innovative learning programs. The College’s learning programs reflect our mission to be inviting inclusive and just and we provide personalised learning recognising that each student has a different level of academic ability. Our Learning Enrichment Program is designed to enhance and support the formal curriculum. In the learning enrichment activities students experience a diversity of programmes such as Anti-Bullying peer Support student Leadership and Drug Awareness. These programmes and activities serve to add depth to the college culture. Student LeadershipLeadership at Terra Sancta College is modeled on Jesus’ examples of service to others. We provide opportunities for our students to develop the confidence and skills needed to help them become effective leaders of their peers and the College community. A Student Representative Council chaired by the two College Student Leaders provides students with a forum to prepare and plan activities. The members of the council are nominated by their peers in each group and hold office for one year. The council develops focus areas and action plans at the start of each year. Student leaders facilitate the support of various Christian organisations and run events and other community building activities throughout the year. Students are able to access university courses at the Australian Catholic University and the University of Western Sydney while in Years 11 and 12.

Co-Curricular Programs - Freedom To Flourish

Terra Sancta College offers a wide-range of activities that enables students to develop leadership skills and talents and develop a greater sense of belonging involvement and responsibility. Public Speaking and DebatingWe belong to the Sydney Catholic Schools Public Speaking and Debating Association and our students participate in various competitions hosted by well-known community organisations. Retreats and CampsAll students are expected to attend the annual retreat camp or reflection days. These are designed to broaden students’ learning experiences and held develop quality relationships with peers teachers and God. While faith development is an integral part of daily life at the College retreats provide a greater opportunity to explore spirituality. SportThe College belongs to several sporting associations including the Metropolitan Catholic Schools Association and the New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges Sports Association. Our sporting program provides students with the opportunity to represent Terra Sancta at interschool regional state and national levels in a wide variety of sports. PerformanceThe performing arts continue to be a focus at the College with extensive use of the specialist facilities on both campuses. Students have an opportunity to perform in the College’s Creative Arts Evenings and productions. The College is also involved in other public performances and is the creative hub for CEO initiative cAPTIVATE which offers many opportunities in creative arts. Community OutreachThe College has well established links with local community groups. Fundraising for St Vincent de Paul east Timor and Caritas Australia is an integral part of the College’s social justice and pastoral care program.

Enrolment Information

A Vibrant & Diverse CommunityThe Diocese of Parramatta has a detailed enrolment policy for systemic schools. A copy of the policy can be obtained by contacting the College. Terra Sancta College provides continuous K-12 Catholic education for families living in the Riverstone and Quakers Hill-Schofields parishes. It is the designated feeder school for St Joseph’s Primary schofields st John’s Primary riverstone and Mary Immaculate Primary Quakers Hill.We welcome students from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds at Terra Sancta College.While enrolment preference is given to children of Catholic families in local parishes we welcome enrolments from non catholic families who must be willing to participate in the religious life of the College.Fees and ChargesThere are three levels of annual fees to be paid in installments during Terms 1 and 3: * Annual tuition fees set by the Catholic Education Office* Diocesan building levy set by the Catholic Education Office* Service feesSibling discounts apply for children attending systemic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta.No student will be refused enrolment because of financial hardship and a family’s genuine inability to pay school fees.

Announcements:

SCHOOL TOURSWe would welcome your inquiry and interest to visit our College and we would be most pleased to provide a tour of the facilities and to introduce you to our community. Please phone Fay Lovett 9208 7205 to arrange a time. COOPERATING PRINCIPAL’S CHAT GROUP The Chat Groups will be held on Monday of Weeks 4 and 8 of each Term. Schofields Campus 10. 00am-11. 00amThe ”Chat Group” provides the opportunity for parents/caregivers to come to a non formal occasion to meet with other parents/caregivers school executives teaching and non teaching staff and to contribute to the education of their students! 

All welcome!

Key Details

Type: Catholic

Level: Secondary

Gender: Coed

Religious Affiliation: Catholic

Learning Extension: Yes

International Students: Yes

Scholarships: Yes

Our Campuses

Terra Sancta College

85 Hambledon Road

Schofields NSW2762

Tel: 02 9208 7200

Fax: 02 9208 7230

Email: terrasancta@parra. catholic.edu.au

Website: www.terrasanctasqh. catholic.edu.au



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85 Hambledon Road

Schofields NSW2762

Tel: 02 9208 7200

Fax: 02 9208 7230

Email:
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