The Senior School offers:
- Exemplary Academic and Pastoral Care Programmes that promote academic achievement, personal development, student leadership, community service and global connections.
- H.S.C. Academic Elevation programmes including University Entrance Scholarships, ACER Scholarships, Dux Scholarships, Bursaries, H.S.C. Winter Course, Preparing for the Preliminaries Courses.
- Highly qualified caring teachers committed to excellence.
- Small class sizes, ranging from 5 to 20 students. Excellent range of subjects and access to three different learning pathways – School to University, School to TAFE and School to work.
- Extensive Co-curricular Programmes, incorporating a variety of sports, creative and performing arts and thinking skills development.
- Strong Enterprise Education Programmes, with a focus on developing critical thinking, problem-solving interpersonal and team skills.
- Specialist facilities including a newly established Technology Wing with Information and Communication Technology classrooms, Visual and Creative Arts centres, Food Technology and Hospitality facilities.
Senior School Educational Programme
Parents may access the following handbooks under the Spyschool Parent Portal:-
- Middle School Curriculum Handbook
- Upper School Curriculum Handbook
- Year 10 Assessment Handbook
- Preliminary HSC Assessment Handbook
- Higher School Certificate (HSC) Assessment Handbook
Senior School Co-Curricular Programme
The aim of the program is to enrich students’ learning experiences beyond the classroom.
The CCP contributes to the development of school spirit and pride in individual and group
achievements. It provides students with the opportunity to develop their creative
and team skills.
The CCP exists to:
- support students’ participation in interschool and district activities and other activities
- provide students with opportunity to develop their leadership skills
- develop students’ sense of commitment and responsibility
- provide students with enjoyment and relaxation.
The CCP has three broad strands:
- Thinking: areas in the program that will cover activities such as: Debating – Public Speaking – Mock Trial – Tournament of Minds – Chess etc.
- Performing/Creating: areas in the program cover; Drama – Choir – Dance – Aerobics. Creative arts are also part of this strand and include visual arts and craft activities.
- Sport: areas of sport whether team (basketball – soccer etc.) or individual skill-building activities (athletics – swimming)
Senior School Sports Programme
St Spyridon College participates in the following Independent Sporting Association (ISA) sports:
Through the ISA, students are eligible to trial for representative honours in sports listed above as well as those not offered by the school.
In addition to the ISA competition the College also participates in the following tournaments:
- Basketball: Sydney Schools Basketball championships (boys and girls)
- Soccer:Bill Turner Cup (boys)
Bill Turner Plate U15’s State Knock Out (girls)
NSWCIS Independent Cup Open’s Knock Out (boys)
Telstra Cup (boys and girls)
CIS girls Knock out U15’s
CIS girls Knock out (Opens)
Indoor Soccer State Championships (boys and girls)
- Rugby League: South Sydney 7 a side
- St Andrew’s Invitational Swimming Carnival
- St Andrew’s Invitational Athletics Carnival
- St Catherine’s Basketball Tournament (Open Girls)
The above competitions are usually played after school or on Weekends
- National Orthodox Colleges Sporting Championships
Transport to venues – the school usually provides transport to all venues. Buses pick up students from Brighton-Le-Sands and from St Spyridon Church on Saturday mornings. It is the child’s responsibility to make their own way to all home venues.