Catholic Education South Australia

Teaching and Learning

Students attending Saint John’s Campus are given the opportunity to select subjects from a broad and comprehensive curriculum which provides a foundation in both academic and vocational pathways.

In Years 7, 8 & 9 students continue studies in the nine key learning areas that have a focus on developing a sound foundation for studies at senior secondary level and the achievement of the SACE.

Students who have a particular interest in a trade in industries such as engineering or building and construction also have the option in Year 11 to undertake TAFE or VET subjects or pursue school-based apprenticeships though our flexible learning program. In addition, students at Saint John’s Campus have an opportunity to participate in a wide range of sporting and co-curricular activities including inter-school sports carnivals, the College Musical and the Samaritan Spectacular.

A strong focus on community outreach and citizenship is evident in programs from Reception to Year 12. Cross campus interaction is encouraged through organised events and inter-class activities.

Click here for an outline of the R-12 Curriculum at Samaritan


Compulsory Subjects

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
  • Language – Italian
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Electives

  • Art - Students rotate through a Semester of Performing Arts and Art
  • Technology - Students rotate through a Semester of Technology Design and Technology Digital

Samaritan College Curriculum Framework

Compulsory Subjects

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
  • Language – Italian
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Electives

  • Art - Students rotate through a Semester of Art
  • Technology - Students rotate through a Semester of Home Economics, Digital Technology and Technology-Woodwork

Samaritan College Curriculum Framework

Compulsory Subjects

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
  • Italian
  • Mathematics
  • Science 

Electives

  • Art   
  • Dance     
  • Drama   
  • Music

Humanities

  • A Current Affair
  • Business and Enterprise
  • Geography
  • History Mysteries 

Health and Physical Education

  • Netball
  • Outdoor Living
  • Positive Psychology
  • Specialist Cricket Program

Technology

  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Design and Technology Studies
  • Digital Technology
  • Electronics
  • Food and Nutrition
  • ICT
  • STEM Studies

Electives Description

Samaritan College Curriculum Framework

Compulsory Subjects

Religious Education

English

Health and Physical Education

Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

Mathematics

Personal Learning Plan (PLP) – Stage 1 Science

 

Electives

Art

Art

Dance

Drama

Music 

Humanities

A Current Affair

Business and Enterprise

CSI: Whyalla (with Science)

Geography

Great Australian Crimes and Trials

Horrible Histories

Media Studies

Languages

Italian

Mathematics

Additional Mathematics - Engineering

Health and Physical Education

Netball

Positive Psychology

Sport and Recreation

Specialist Cricket Program

Technology

Clothing and Textiles

Design and Technology Studies

Digital Technology

Electronics

Food and Nutrition

ICT

STEM Studies

Electives Description

Samaritan College Curriculum Framework

Compulsory Subjects

Religion Education

  • Liturgical Studies
  • RE - Community Action/Contemporary Moral Issues

English

  • Essential English 
  • English

Mathematics

  • Essential Mathematics
  • General Mathematics
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Specialist Mathematics

Research Practices

Electives

Arts

  • Visual Arts-Art
  • Music
  • Visual Arts-Design

Humanities

  • Legal Studies
  • Business and Enterprise
  • Modern History
  • Society and Culture
  • Workplace Practices

Flexible Learning

  • Community Studies
  • Kitchen Operations (VET)

Languages

  • Italian

Physical Education

  • Outdoor Education
  • Physical Education

Science

  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Scientific Studies
  • Physics

Technology

  • Child Studies
  • Electronics
  • Food and Hospitality
  • Design & Technology – Woodwork
  • Information Processing & Publishing
  • Information Technology

Stage 1 Subject Information

 

Electives

English:

  • Essential English
  • English
  • English Literary Studies

Mathematics

  • Essential Mathematics
  • General Mathematics
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Specialist Mathematics

Research Project

Arts

  • Creative Arts
  • Music – Individual Study
  • Visual Arts – Art
  • Drama
  • Musicianship
  • Visual Arts – Design
  • Music – Ensemble Performance
  • Music Solo Performance

Humanities

  • Accounting
  • Integrated Learning
  • Religion Studies
  • Business and Enterprise Legal Studies Society and Culture Geography Modern History

Flexible Learning

  • Community Studies
  • Commercial Cookery (VET)

Languages

  • Italian

Physical Education

  • Integrated Learning – Sports Studies
  • Physical Education 

Science

  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Scientific Studies - Health
  • Physics 

Technology

  • Child Studies
  • Food and Hospitality
  • Information Processing & Publishing
  • Information Technology
  • Material Products - Woodwork

Stage 2 Subject Information Booklet

Religious Education at Samaritan College is part of the curriculum from Reception to Year 12. It is a rigorous academic subject and it also pervades all facets of the informal curriculum which impacts on every aspect of college life. The College Motto; Faith Wisdom and Compassion, is at the heart of our teachings. We strive in partnership with parents, to develop the whole child to know Jesus, achieve their best academically and become socially just individuals.
The curriculum frameworks used to support Religious Education in the college are mandated by the Bishops of the Arch Diocese of Adelaide and the Diocese of Port Pirie. These frameworks include; Crossways: Religious Education Framework for SA Catholic Schools, Made in the Image of God: Human Sexuality Program for SA Catholic Schools and Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum.
Through our Religious Education Program we seek to build a faith community based on the Good Samaritan and Edmund Rice charisms. We seek to engage our students in a rich prayer life where they can participate in liturgical celebrations and Christian outreach opportunities.
The curriculum is designed to engage and challenge students to explore aspects of their own personal faith journeys and offer students opportunities to come to know and love Jesus.

Made In The Image of God (MITIOG)

Vocational Education and Training

VET (vocational education and training) provides students with the skills and knowledge needed for work. It includes practical, hands-on learning, which suits many students. It also leads to excellent jobs in many fields.

Studying VET as part of your SACE enables you to get a head start on a qualification, which is a great way to fast-track your progress towards a rewarding career.

Visit out Samaritan College Careers website for more information.