Sirius College has a flexible and balanced curriculum aligned with the Australian Curriculum and College’s mission and vision.
It is designed to:
Empowering studentsempowering students to become critical thinkers,
Nurturing resilient individualsnurturing resilient individuals with a wide range of skills and interests,
Equipping studentsequipping students with digital technology skills to prepare them for the 21st-century workforce
Encouraging self-disciplineencouraging self-discipline as a way of achieving one’s ambitions
Developing skillsdeveloping academic, artistic, musical and sport skills,
Teaching universal moral valuesteaching 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 Scope and Sequence
Sirius College has a flexible and balanced curriculum aligned with the Australian Curriculum and College’s mission and vision. It is designed to:
- develop successful learners,
- empower students to become critical thinkers,
- nurture resilient individuals with the wide range of skills, interests and attributes,
- develop academic, artistic, musical and sport skills of students,
- equip students with digital technology skills to prepare them for the 21st century workforce,
- instill moral values and a belief in tolerance, diversity and harmony.
At Sirius College we understand that every student have 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 school week is divided into 35 periods. There are 7 periods per day.
Subjects of study are allocated across the eight learning areas:
- Sciences (including physics, chemistry and biology)
- Humanities and social sciences (including history, geography, economics, business, civics and citizenship)
- The Arts
- Health and physical education
- Information and communication technology, and design and technology
It is compulsory for all students in Years 7 and 8 to study English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Health and Physical Education, Visual Arts, and Languages.
In addition to core subjects students study TWO electives for one year. Students who choose not to study Religion & Values can choose an additional elective instead.
|English||6 periods per week|
|Mathematics||6 periods per week|
|Science||5 periods per week7|
|Humanities||3 periods per week8|
|Health & Physical Education||3 periods per week|
|Arts||2 periods per week|
ONE language of 3 periods per week from the list*:
*availability may vary in each campus
|Religion & Values||3 periods per week|
TWO electives of 2 periods per week from the list9:
*availability may vary in each campus
7 Includes Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences.
8 Includes History, Civics and Citizenship, Geography, Economics and Business.
9 Includes The Arts and Technologies. Availability may vary in each campus.