Secondary School

Sirius College has a flexible and balanced curriculum aligned with the Australian Curriculum and College’s mission and vision.

It is designed to:

Empowering students

empowering students to become critical thinkers,

Nurturing resilient individuals

nurturing resilient individuals with a wide range of skills and interests,

Equipping students

equipping students with digital technology skills to prepare them for the 21st-century workforce

Encouraging self-discipline

encouraging self-discipline as a way of achieving one’s ambitions

Developing skills

developing academic, artistic, musical and sport skills,

Teaching universal moral values

teaching universal moral values and a belief in tolerance, diversity and harmony

At Sirius College, we understand that every student has different interests and learning needs. With a flexible curriculum structure and the appropriate use of differentiation, each student’s particular needs are met by individualised pathways.


The Sirius College STEM program immerses students in the application and integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Students deepen and apply their understanding of the different disciplines and develop creative and critical thinking skills within an authentic context.


Our STEM program generates a high level of interest and motivation, which sustains our students' long-term learning.

The program also provides students with specific experimental design challenges and ongoing feedback from peers, teachers and self-evaluation of their solutions.

Almost every year, at least one of our students is awarded a perfect score in VCE Further Mathematics. Mathematics is one of the strongest subjects at Sirius, particularly at the VCE level.

All four science subjects, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Physics, are offered at the VCE level. Girls are particularly encouraged to choose STEM-based pathways.

Robotics is one of the most favoured electives as it involves students representing the College in various competitions. Other STEM-based subjects include Research Science, Multimedia, Programming, Recreational Maths, Extended Maths and Advanced Maths.

Sirius College students have received various awards in the CSIRO’s CREST program as well as other state and international STEM-related competitions.



Sirius College cultivates a culture of academic excellence. Since our first graduates, our ATAR results
place us among the highest achieving schools each and every year.

We are proud of our reputation as having one of the highest university offers in Victoria.

How do we manage to get those excellent results?

  • highly motivated and dedicated staff
  • a healthy competitive environment to excel
  • one to one attention to individual student needs
  • challenging and systematic curriculum
  • ‘leave no student behind’ approach
  • extra classes and study camps mentoring services
  • generous scholarship programs

Curriculum Overview

Sirius College is committed to providing a flexible and balanced curriculum that is tailored to meet the needs of every student. Our curriculum framework is designed to develop successful learners, empower students to become critical thinkers, and nurture them with a wide range of skills, interests, and attributes. We strive to equip our students with the skills they need to succeed in today's world while also instilling core school values: respect, empathy, inquiry, resilience and responsibility.

We recognise that each student is unique, with different interests and learning needs. That's why we've developed a flexible curriculum structure that uses differentiation to ensure that each student's particular needs are met by individualised pathways. Our curriculum is aligned with the Australian Curriculum and the College's mission and vision, providing students with a solid foundation for success.

In order to provide a balanced approach to learning, the school week is divided into 24 periods, with five periods per day, except on Wednesdays when there are four periods. Our curriculum covers a wide range of subjects across the eight learning areas, including English, Mathematics, Sciences (including Physics, Chemistry, and Biology), Humanities and Social Sciences (including History, Geography, Economics and Business, Civics and Citizenship), The Arts (including Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts), Languages, Health and Physical Education, and Technologies (including Design and Technologies, and Digital Technologies).

Curriculum Scope and Sequence

The curriculum scope and sequence outlines how the curriculum is organised at each year level and how the learning areas will be substantially addressed. It provides a comprehensive overview of the weekly duration and allocation of subjects throughout the educational journey, from Year F to Year 12.

It is important to note that elective subjects, including languages and VCE studies, may vary in availability across campuses, and enrolment is subject to both availability and academic requirements as applicable.

Year 7 is a significant milestone for students as they transition from primary school to secondary school. The Year 7 curriculum aims to provide a well-rounded and comprehensive education, establishing a strong foundation for future learning. Each key learning area plays a crucial role in shaping students' intellectual, social, and emotional development.

In Year 7, all students are required to study English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Health and Physical Education, Technologies, Arts, and Languages. The curriculum includes different subjects of Technologies and Arts, which are taught on a semester basis. For students who choose not to study Religion and Values, there will be an increased focus on Languages as a substitute.

English 4 periods per week
Mathematics 4 periods per week
Science 3 periods per week
Humanities 3 periods per week
Health and Physical Education 2 periods per week

2 periods per week

One semester of Digital Technologies

One semester of Design and Technologies


2 periods per week

One semester of Visual Arts

One semester of Music OR Drama


2 periods per week (Turkish or Arabic)

Religion and Values 2 periods per week