St Pius X College, Chatswood NSW
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.
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.
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.
Principal St Pius X College
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