In a world of technological and moral turbulence, it is a challenge to keep abreast with the changes. It is our vision at Sirius College to guide and support students not only to cope with these changes but to harness them. At Sirius College we welcome students from all ethnic and religious backgrounds. We are committed to the formation of a non-denominational school where we believe that the most important aspect of a school is its humanity. We educate our students in a thriving environment of serenity and care and encourage appreciation and respect towards all living things.
Our focus at Sirius College is our students. We endeavour to provide a balanced education that encompasses ‘academic excellence’ on the one hand, and ‘moral and ethical values’ on the other. As such, our students can soar through this challenging journey of Life with the benefit of two wings. Our balanced education is achieved by our staff who are not only dedicated to our students academic excellence but who also present themselves as role models.
Our primary school students learn in an environment that provides a strong foundation for their middle and senior years. Students are encouraged to think independently and to acquire critical thinking abilities. The students’ creativity and individuality are recognised as important factors which help children reach their potential.
Sirius College fosters learning via the eight learning areas of the Australian National Curriculum:
English, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, The Arts, Technologies and Languages.
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