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St Pius X College, Chatswood
35 Anderson Street
Chatswood
NSW
2067
Sydney North
02 9411 4733
A leading Catholic Boys' College in the Edmund Rice tradition (Years 5-12) offering a truly balanced and challenging academic, spiritual, extra and co-curricular program. The College is consistently ranked as a leading boys' school in NSW.
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St Pius X College, Chatswood NSW

Mr John Couani
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
  • Multiple School Locations
  • Catholic
Year 5 - Year 12
Catholic
No
Boys
Gifted & Talented Program
No
  • Academic Achievement
  • Faith / Religion
  • Pastoral Care / Guidance
Mandarin (Chinese)
  • Cricket
  • Rugby Union
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

The College is contemporary in its approach to teaching and learning, and has implemented a range of practices which are underpinned by research into boys’ education. The goal is to develop students into independent thinkers and collaborative workers; to be creative and curious; to have a balanced approach to life.

The College promotes the pursuit of knowledge, a love of learning and a commitment to personal excellence. The boys’ educational experience is both comprehensive and cohesive – every boy is valued and respected. With a proud history of providing a high-quality Catholic education, much is expected of the students, staff and parents.

The College is a community alive with learning and activity. Catholic values are at the very heart of St Pius X College and Religious Education is at the core of everything that transpires at the College.

The core values and beliefs of Faith, Excellence, Opportunity and Respect, as embedded in the Edmund Rice Education Australia Touchstones, provide the foundation for the boys’ success today.

The College provides a caring and safe environment with clear expectations regarding behaviour, whilst maintaining a variety of activities to promote self-esteem and resilience through the “Be You” and Pastoral Care programs. It ensures that academic achievement is clearly valued within the school community through a range of presentations and awards – doing well at studies and achieving personal best is encouraged and affirmed at St Pius X College.

Courtesy, cooperation, responsibility, respect, hard work, and a commitment to excellence result in positive consequences. Hence, the College has an extensive system of awards for outstanding performance and effort, in both academic and co-curricular life.

A non-selective school, the College is consistently ranked amongst the high-achieving schools in the HSC examinations. The focus is on assisting students to achieve their own personal goals and to rejoice in modest, personal-best achievements as much as outstanding academic, sporting and cultural successes.

The achievements are many at St Pius X College – the personal rewards speak for themselves as boys excel in the classroom, on the sporting field and in life.

St Pius X College strives to offer a liberating education, based on gospel spirituality, within an inclusive community committed to justice and solidarity.

As an EREA School the College is committed to:

* Ensuring students are passionate and enthusiastic about learning and have a genuine desire to make a difference
* Maintaining a vibrant, rich, diverse and inclusive learning environment where each student is unique. * Teachers strive to know their students and how they learn. They endeavour to form positive learning relations through differentiated teaching to ensure that every student is engaged in learning.
* Affording all students, the opportunity to establish, enhance and sustain skills in critical, analytical and creative thinking, especially through reflective and self-reflexive practices.
* Empowering our students to develop an understanding of how to use their creative and innovative talents for the common good; and equipped with an education that expands the mind and reaches out beyond the borders of their own worldview.
* Appropriately harnessing students’ desire to utilise technology and strive to continue to ensure that technologically enhanced learning has a significant and positive impact on student learning.
The main academic Campus is located at Chatswood and the College has extensive playing fields and educational facilities at the Treacy Education Complex at Oxford Falls.
The College encourages students to be involved in a variety of extra curricular activities all year round. This benefits the whole SPX community, staff, students and families in that it enriches relationships and builds character, teamwork, skills, fitness, dedication and school spirit.

There is an expectation that all students are involved in a minimum of two terms of co-curricular activities and make themselves available for selection in ISA sports of tennis, football, rugby, cricket, basketball, swimming and athletics. Commitment to any sport or activity also involves full participation in training sessions, rehearsals, games, carnivals or performances.

Sport includes:
AFL
Athletics
Basketball
Cricket
Rugby
Football
Squash
Swimming
Tennis
Touch Football

Chess
Da Vinci Decathlon
Debating
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Mock Trial
Performing Arts (Music and Drama)
Public Speaking
Robotics
Coding
Boxercise
Social Justice Programs

Pastoral care is the total climate of care which exists in a school. It reflects the central Christian ethos of individuals caring for and respecting one another.

At St Pius X College there is a strong focus within the College of pastoral care in the Edmund Rice tradition. The context is one of a shared partnership with parents in the formation and education of their son(s).

St Pius X College is committed to providing an Inclusive Community, a touchstone of EREA, where every person feels welcomed, accepted, valued and equipped to achieve their personal best. Pastoral Care cultivates an environment and culture that supports the physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual development of every student throughout their school learning and growth journey. St Pius X College utilises the Australian Government initiative “Be You” to provide educators with knowledge, resources and strategies for helping young people achieve their best possible mental health.  Every teacher at St Pius X is a teacher of well-being and every interaction is seen as an opportunity to enhance/build shape/ the well-being of the students and the community.

Faith
As a Catholic community we give witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ through a vibrant sacramental and prayer life.

Excellence
As a Catholic learning community we are committed to excellence in the education of boys and the pursuit of the highest levels of personal attainment in all aspects of education – spiritual, intellectual, cultural, social and sporting.

Respect
We hold a deep regard for self and others through care, compassion and service to promote justice and peace, as well as the dignity and rights of all people.

Opportunity
We encourage and support each person to achieve and sustain aspirations and goals, whilst maintaining and promoting Catholic Social Teaching.
The Vision of the College is to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ through quality Catholic education in the Edmund Rice tradition to make a positive difference in our world.
The Mission of St Pius X College is to provide Catholic education for boys in the Edmund Rice tradition for the whole person. The College community strives to promote the spiritual, intellectual, social, cultural and physical growth of each person.

Welcome to St Pius X College – a vibrant and alive school community in the heart of Chatswood.

St Pius X College is a non-selective Catholic Boys’ school for students from Years 5 to 12 under the auspices of Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA). The College has celebrated 80 years of Catholic education in the Edmund Rice tradition and is committed to continuing the foundations laid by the Christian Brothers in all aspects of school life. The College provides quality Catholic education and much is expected of the students, staff and parents.

St Pius X College is first and foremost a Catholic school. We practice our faith and strive to live it out daily in the way we treat each other, the way we learn and through our social justice program and outreach service to the community. We are a family school in partnership with parents.

The College is a learning community with a strong emphasis on academic achievement and seeking constant improvement. Our pastoral care for each student is vital to ensuring the wellbeing essential for good learning. The extensive co-curricular program provides boys with opportunities in sport, music and a vast range of cultural activities.

St Pius X College is a dynamic, contemporary learning community where boys develop and grow in a safe and happy Catholic environment. Excellent teachers, high quality resources and a caring environment combine to provide the boys with a school that enables the challenge and growth necessary for 21st century learners. Our approach to life and education is embodied in the College motto “Fide et Labore” which means “Through Faith and Hard Work”.

I invite you to view our web site, which illustrates the dynamic and diverse learning environment available to our students, as well as the spirit and support that characterizes the St Pius X College family.

The staff, students and parents look forward to welcoming you to St Pius X College.

John Couani

Principal St Pius X College 

 

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