Catholic Education South Australia has made a commitment to move Year 7 to secondary settings wherever possible. Currently, South Australia is the only state where Year 7s undertake their education in a primary setting.
This move will open up more diverse learning opportunities for young people.
Cardijn College will be accepting enrolments for Year 7 to commence in 2019.
This means that for most students Year 6 will become the final year of primary schooling.
Taking enrolments now!
Contact our Registrar, Mrs Michelle Gaffney to enrol your child today.
Ph: 8392 9449 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We believe young people are ready for the learning opportunities provided in a secondary setting. Access to specialist staff and facilities will promote a greater depth of learning, challenge and growth. At this age, socially and emotionally, young people are ready for more independence and can further their learning with specialist teachers in specialist facilities. Promoting Year 7 to secondary school places South Australia in line with the rest of the nation and allows us to fall in line with the Australian Curriculum (ACARA) which bands together Year 7 and Year 8.
At Cardijn College, all students study Religious Education, English, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education. Students also study electives from the Arts learning area (Art, Drama, and Music) and the STEM learning area (IT, Robotics, Inspire and Technology) throughout the year.
The unique structure at Cardijn College is based on our very successful House system. Each of our seven Houses have dedicated school buildings where students meet daily for pastoral care and homeroom. Students in Year 7 and 8 will have dedicated homeroom teachers who teach the class for a number of subjects in their specialist area. Year 7 and 8 learning areas during the day will be co-located in the main part of the school with their own exclusive breakout and outdoor area.
Two key teachers will work closely with one class to deliver a combination of the core subjects, while a number of specialist teachers will deliver subjects that are not delivered by the key teachers.
If you are interested in enrolling your child at Cardijn College, visit the Request a Prospectus page and fill in your details to receive a prospectus via email or post.
For further information please contact our Registrar, Mrs Michelle Gaffney on
Phone: (08) 8392 9449
After receipt of your application, an interview will be arranged with the Principal or his delegate at an appropriate time.
Enrolment applications for Year 7 2019 will close at the end of Term 1 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of Term 2 2018. Applications received after the closing date may still be considered if spaces are available. Early application is advised.
Cardijn does not have an Out of School Hours Care (OSHC). Homework Club is a supervised activity which is offered Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 3.30-4.45pm in the College library. During this time, there are teachers on hand who can assist students with their studies and academic development. The College library is open from 8am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8am to 4pm on Friday. Students are always welcome to access the library during these times.
Yes. Cardijn has a great relationship with our uniform supplier Lowes clothing outlets. Lowes have begun preparation for smaller sizes to accommodate our Year 7 students.
Yes, Year 12 students will become buddies to our Year 7 students on their first day. These Year 12 students will be from the same House as the Year 7 students and will be provided with opportunities throughout the year to further develop this mentoring relationship.
We aim to provide a camp experience for our Year 7 students. This will provide the opportunity for students to gain independence whilst also developing the skills of teamwork and communication and fostering a sense of camaraderie within the Year 7 cohort.
More information on the Year 7 camp will be available in 2018.