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Within the Senior School, there is a teaching and learning style that focuses on 'learning how to learn'. In addition to engaging with significant content and concepts within the major learning areas, students explore and develop a range of key learning skills and abilities that are transferable to both current and future learning experiences and areas of interest. Such skills include locating and refining information, forming relevant questions, responding to scenarios from a variety of perspectives and working both as an individual and as part of a team.



Year 10

Year 10 Curriculum

IMG 6677The Year 10 program comprises the Common Program and the Elective Program.

The Common Program reflects those subjects that all students study and places an emphasis on the development of Literacy and Numeracy skills. Subjects taught within this program include Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Physical & Health Education. 80% of the available teaching time is allocated to the Common Program.

The Elective Program provides students with the opportunity to exercise a degree of choice about their learning. Within a structured framework, students pursue studies of their choice in the areas of The Arts, Technology and Enterprise, Health and Physical Education and Languages. 20% of the available teaching time is allocated to the Elective Program.

The College seeks to actively engage students in their learning. Should a student believe that they would benefit from changing their elective, they may request to do so prior to the commencement of the subject or up to the end of the fourth week of classes. Changes are not guaranteed and will always be dependent on class size and availability of the desired subject on the timetable.

Years 11 & 12

Year 11 and 12 Curriculum

For students in Years 11 and 12, the course choices they make should reflect the requirements of their preferred post-school destination, whether that be to the workforce, to a STP or to university.

Students must choose six courses two of which, English or Literature and Religion and Life, are compulsory at Catholic Schools in Western Australia.  Of these six, at least one must be a List A and one must be a List B course choice.

At Newman College, students also have the opportunity to participate in the EDGE Program which is specifically designed for those students who desire to transition from school to employment, traineeships or apprenticeships at the end of Year 11.

Elevate Education

Newman College, in partnership with Elevate Education, provides an extensive study skills program for all students in Years 7-12.  Run by Elevate and reinforced by teachers in the classroom, the program builds on a set of sequential skills that will enhance students' ability to fulfil their potential.

Why Elevate works

Elevate uses the following techniques to ensure that students are not only engaged, but actually use the study skills to make a tangible difference to their marks:

  • Young presenters students can relate to
  • Seminars conducted in small, class-sized groups
  • Short, sharp sessions across the year
  • Provision of teacher resources to help reinforce skills learnt once back in the classroom
  • Practical skills based on research that students can use immediately
  • Supported with staff and parent workshops

Click for Elevate Education Overview

 Click for the Student Feedback Form

Elevate Resources


Elevate Program






 pdfStudy Planner Template and Instructions

Elevate website:

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pdfScience of Student Success

pdfMotivation Tips

  For students doing exams pdfElevate Exam Tips

Year 12 Finishing Line

pdfYear 12 Finishing Line

Year 11 Study Sensei

 pdfYear 11 Study Sensei
     pdfStudy Sensei Student Implementation Guide
  Year 11 Student Evaluation pdfStudent Evaluation (filled out)
  Year 10 Study Sensei  pdfStudy Sensei Student Manual
     pdfStudy Skills Kick Start
     pdfStudy Sensei Student Implementation Guide
Parents Parent Seminars pdfParent Seminar Manual



Careers & Transition

Careers & Transition

At Newman College, career development is not about expecting students to make lifelong career decisions at a young age.  It is about providing them with a context for their school learning and the skills, knowledge and attitudes to make these decisions in the future.

Students are supported in a variety of ways. The Career Counsellors provide vocational and educational guidance through individual counselling and Year Group information sessions.  They provide access to up-to-date and accurate information about:

  • Post-school education and training options
  • University, TAFE and Private Training Provider courses
  • Apprenticeships and Traineeships
  • Part-time school education options such as school based traineeships and apprenticeships and other vocational education opportunities
  • Workplace Learning
  • Career pathways
  • Occupations, job prospects and earning capacity
  • Employment opportunities
  • Course selection
  • Resume and job application letter/support

The Newman College Careers Centre is located opposite Student Services.  Students and parents are encouraged to make an appointment to enquire about individual career development. 

Kelsey Fink
Careers and Transition Services

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