Student Life and Learning

The curriculum of a Catholic school provides for the development of the whole student and so offers a variety of experiences, which will give the students a holistic education. St Francis’ School also offers a practical, relevant and motivational curriculum which promotes personal and academic skills. Literacy and Numeracy Testing is conducted at the start of each year and, where required, appropriate educational support is offered to students.

Individual Learning Plans are created in collaboration with each student to ensure the most appropriate learning strategies and pathways are pursued.

The Curriculum is taught in accordance with all Government, School Curriculum and Standards Authority and Catholic Education Western Australia guidelines.

Courses of Study and Certificate Courses (up to Certificate II) are offered in Years 11 and 12 to prepare students for their WACE (Western Australian Certificate of Education) and post-secondary options including:

  • University
  • Apprenticeships/Traineeships
  • TAFE
  • Employment

The School’s Auto workshop has been leased to the Motor Trade Association of Western Australia (MTA), the largest provider of apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships in Light Auto in the State. MTA offer full Certificate courses in Light Auto (up to Certificate II) to the students of St Francis’ School.
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Assessment

At the start of the year all students undertake pre/post, online testing. This testing familiarises students with online learning and the results will assist in the creation of their Individual Learning Plans. Students will participate in ongoing classroom assessments and practical Vocational Education and Training (VET) assessments.

Testing and assessments are conducted in accordance with Western Australian Curriculum guidelines with student knowledge reviewed each term. Reporting to both parents and School Curriculum Standards Authority (SCSA) is done as per required guidelines.

On full enrolment into St Francis’ School, all students and parents/caregivers understand that the School Principles are essential for creating an effective learning environment. Parents/caregivers are expected to become partners in the education of the students. Working together will ensure the best possible outcomes for the students.

The courses/subjects offered at St Francis’ School for year 10, 11 and 12 students include:

YEAR 10 YEAR 11 YEAR 12
The courses/subjects offered at St Francis’ School for year 10 students include: The courses/subjects offered at St Francis’ School for year 11 students include: The courses/subjects offered at St Francis’ School for year 12 students include:
Religious Education Religion and Life General Course Religion and Life General Course
Mathematics Essential and Foundation Mathematics Essential and Foundation Mathematics
English General and Foundation English General and Foundation English
Food Technology Food Science & Technology Food Science & Technology
Sport & Fitness Sport & Fitness Sport & Fitness
Health Education Health Education Health Education
Certificate I & II in Foundation Skills Package Certificate I & II in Foundation Skills Package Certificate I & II in Foundation Skills Package
Certificate I in Visual Arts Certificate I & II in Visual Arts Certificate I & II in Visual Arts
Certificate II in Light Auto (delivered by MTA) Certificate II in Light Auto (delivered by MTA) Certificate II in Light Auto (delivered by MTA)
Try-A-Trade (offered by agencies including MTA & MPA) Try-A-Trade (offered by agencies including MTA & MPA) Try-A-Trade (offered by agencies including MTA & MPA)
Endorsed Programs: Barista course, Senior First Aid Endorsed Programs: Barista course, Senior First Aid Endorsed Programs: Barista course, Senior First Aid

Vocation

Young People prepared for trial and hire
Youth Jobs PaTH is a new, flexible program designed to prepare young people for work. It also encourages employers to trial a young person for a job by offering interns and financial incentives to reduce the cost of recruitment. Youth Jobs PaTH has three elements: Prepare - Trial - Hire.
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Year 10 & 11 (2018) Information Afternoon

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