Potential + passion = purpose
Hear from our Head of Secondary, Mr Leighton Corr
Our academic program is renowned for being both rigorous and inclusive. We have students whose abilities and aspirations will see them go on to study at some of the best universities in the country. We also have students who wish to pursue a trade or move into the family business. Whatever our students choose, we support and encourage them to maximise their potential and achieve their goals.
Our rigorous and inclusive academic program
Our program prepares students to go into the world with confidence and experience, preparing them to thrive in a changing world. Through the breadth of curriculum options and a diverse range of co-curricular opportunities, together with our experienced and nurturing staff, we teach our students to learn how to learn, preparing them to excel in their chosen fields and to make a difference for Christ in their communities.
Our 2020 HSC students received outstanding results
Overall 68% of our 2020 HSC students have achieved either a Band 5 or 6 in one or more of their subjects with 16 students scoring the top result of a Band 6 or E4 in one or more of their subjects. Penrith Anglican College ranked 155 in the state
Music, Dance and Drama in our amazing Performing Arts space
Our state of the art Performing Arts Centre provides a central hub for our vibrant Performing Arts programs. The modern dance studio, recording studio, peripatetic rooms and performance spaces together with our talented staff, offer outstanding opportunities for current and future musicians, dancers and performing arts students.
College, local and Representative Sport
Students in the Secondary School have a wide variety of opportunities available to them through Sport. Sport in the Secondary School aims for students to gain a life-long appreciation for physical activity and to model sportsmanlike behaviour on the field and into all aspects of life.
Extra music, drama, art, theatre, dance, lego robotics, cadets, debating
Make friends trying new things while extending your passions and skills with our wide range of co-curricular activities, groups and clubs.
Future career information and opportunities
The College Careers Centre provides a central hub where students have access to a wealth of information and the services of our Careers Advisor. These resources enable students to gain insight into the types of careers that they may be suited to, the subjects that would best facilitate access to those careers and the different pathways that are available to them. Course Guides from universities (NSW, interstate and overseas), TAFE NSW, Private Colleges and Professional Groups are also accessible at the centre.
Service trips, impact trips and cultural trips
Serving others through Christ is central to all we do at Penrith Anglican College. We value educating our students in a global context helping them to understand and experience how they can make a positive impact through serving others creating confident and compassionate young people.
The Tabitha Diploma two-year program for Years 11 and 12
A unique opportunity providing opportunities for young people to learn to serve Christ and exemplify the College values of perseverance, compassion, humility, integrity and courage. These opportunities can also be used to supplement CV’s, on applications for early entry to tertiary study, leadership scholarships and other post-school opportunities.
Experience planning, writing and recording for digital media with Podcasts
The College Podcast is a great way for students at College to gain experience planning, writing and recording for digital media. We hope you enjoy hearing some of the students and teachers speaking about life at the College.
Challenge, Explore, Prepare
An integral and memorable part of a student’s experience in the Secondary School are their CEP experiences. CEP stands for Challenge, Explore, Prepare. Every year from Year 7 to Year 12, each year group has the opportunity to enjoy time away from the classroom engaging in a wide variety of activities designed to challenge, prepare and allow them to explore the world around them and what they are actually capable of achieving.
Opportunities for Gifted Students
The College uses Gagné’s ‘Differentiated Model of Giftedness’ as the cornerstone for its Learning Enrichment Program. Students are identified as gifted through a range of methods including quantitative and qualitative assessment, classroom observation and parent insights.
An innovative and progressive Secondary Library
A learning environment where students can engage with each other, with the assistance of the Library and Teaching staff. Our libraries prepare students through the acquisition of literacy skills for research and reading enjoyment. Research skills are a key focus of the Library, preparing students for tertiary study and the increasingly dynamic and globalised world.