Southern Cross Catholic College (SCCC) strives to provide each student with a coherent and seamless transition from Prep to Year 12 and maintains a proud record of academic and sporting excellence.
With approximately 1600 students on four campuses, Southern Cross Catholic College offers a comprehensive education for all students, with the uniqueness of the College and diversity of campus locations allowing students and their families? access to facilities among the best in Queensland Catholic Education.
The pursuit of excellence is encouraged for all students across a broad range of academic, cultural and sporting interests. Southern Cross Catholic College is proud to offer:
? Strong pastoral care
? Academic and vocational excellence
? Seamless curriculum
? A dynamic award-winning Middle
? 1-1 laptop program
? Exceptional learners enrichment and
? Sporting excellence
? School based traineeships and
Early Years: Prep ? Year 2
Teachers in the Early Years Phase of Learning at Southern Cross Catholic College ensure all students are provided with multiple opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge through both the formal (explicit) curriculum, which includes the planned, taught and assessed learning of the students, and the informal (implicit) curriculum, inherent in the relationships, interactions, practices, processes, systems and structures that surround learning.
The development of literacy and numeracy skills is fundamental to all learning and the achievement and progress of all students is tracked and monitored in these areas with ongoing communication between teachers, support teachers and parents. As a learner-centred College, the changing needs of students at different stages in their development are catered for effectively at Southern Cross Catholic College.
Junior Years: Years 3?6
The Junior Years of schooling at Southern Cross Catholic College allow students to build on their relationships with friends, staff and students from the three campuses. Academically the students are challenged to expand their skills and knowledge whilst staff are there to nurture individual abilities and foster educational success.
As their confidence and talents grow students in the Junior Years are presented with opportunities to represent Southern Cross Catholic College at swimming, athletics and cross country carnivals as well as academic competitions, instrumental concerts and Dance Fever training and competitions.
Middle Years: Years 7-9
A dynamic award-winning curriculum has been created at Southern Cross Catholic College to engage and challenge student perceptions, perspectives and opinions. The curriculum framework consists of four worlds ? personal, environmental, technological and social. The delivery of the curriculum takes into account contemporary research and pedagogy and reflects best Middle Years practices.
In Year 9 students at Southern Cross Catholic College and respective staff embark on a journey of discovery ? The Damascus Program incorporating a series of on-campus and off-campus activities which address such issues as spirituality, environmental stewardship, urban awareness, team building, body image and fitness. They also participate in a week-long rural immersion which has the potential to be life changing.
The emphasis throughout the Middle Years at Southern Cross Catholic College is to impart lifelong independent learning skills that will prepare students for the Senior Phase of Learning.
Senior Years: Years 10-12
The final phase of learning at Southern Cross Catholic College prepares students for entry into the world. Leadership is featured throughout Years 11 and 12 where students are encouraged to nominate for student leadership positions in the fields of mission, culture, environment, communications and sport. Students in Years 10-12 take on mentoring roles within the College community and are given opportunities to involve themselves with the younger students through sporting interaction and development, pastoral care and cultural activities.
Academically, students can plan their learning based on the Queensland Studies Authority Senior Syllabuses, or chose to complete a combination of Authority and Authority-registered subjects which most suits their interests, capabilities, talents and career aspirations.
Religious Life of the College
As a Christian learning community, Southern Cross Catholic College students come to know the Catholic tradition within the context of a multi-faith and multicultural world. Our beliefs are formulated from the common threads of the three founding orders ? Josephite, Brigidine and De La Salle Orders. We believe God is present in every person, moment, event and time.
At Southern Cross Catholic College our aim is to give your children the best opportunities to mature academically, emotionally, socially, spiritually and vocationally.