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 is excited to welcome the first intake of Year 7 students to commence in 2019.
This means that for most students Year 6 will become the final year of primary schooling.
For more information regarding enrolments, please contact our Registrar, Mrs Michelle Gaffney.
Ph: 8392 9449 or email email@example.com
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.
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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.
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.
All year 7 students will engage in the weekly personal development curriculum promoting positivity, collaboration, self-confidence and resilience. This program also includes two days offsite where students participate in group challenges developing skills in teamwork and communication whilst fostering a sense of camaraderie amongst the year level.