Prendiville Catholic College is a modern, progressive, co-educational, non-selective, secondary Catholic College located in Ocean Reef. The College has outstanding facilities situated on a 10-hectare campus, including a state of the art Performing Arts Centre, large gymnasium, well-stocked Library and Chapel. Enrolment from 2018 is expected to be 1120 students across Years 7-12.
The College has a 30-year history of providing a contemporary, broad, quality education for students across a wide range of courses. We consider ourselves to be a leader in the innovative use of technology and implementation of 21st Century pedagogy. All students make use of iPads to access learning resources and follow course programmes.
We are committed to providing the best quality education for our students through employing highly motivated, committed, enthusiastic, creative and skilled staff, who are well resourced to cater for the complex and diverse needs of our students. Most teaching staff hold more than one Tertiary qualification, with most holding a Bachelor degree or Graduate Diploma as their highest qualification. All staff participate in comprehensive professional learning experiences. Staff turnover is generally low and we have many staff with long service records over 10 years.
We choose to take an inclusive approach and not to specialise in any particular area, preferring to accommodate the strengths and interests of as many students as possible. Our programmes include Gifted and Talented and Vocational pathways, plus Literacy and Numeracy Support to cater for students’ individual needs. An Education Support Centre for students with disabilities was opened in 2011.
The College always maintains a focus on providing the best support for the intellectual development of every learner so each has the best possible chance to excel personally. Our vision is therefore to help our students reach their greatest potential.
We value diversity and the challenge to meet every child where they are at in their spiritual, emotional, physical and intellectual development. We take a holistic approach to the development of our students, combining excellence in teaching and learning with strong pastoral care in a Christian learning environment that is faithful to a Catholic heritage.
The College’s pastoral care structure is ‘House’ based with a high level of personalised pastoral care being provided to students, complemented by a variety of inter-house and inter-school sporting and arts competitions. The College employs a counsellor and psychologist as part of its Pastoral Care Team.
The College has a unique approach to curriculum delivery and student pathways beyond Year 10. Four pathways are offered catering for the individual needs of students and the best way to meet their post-school goals. These pathways include a collaboration pathway with Edith Cowan College and University and a enterprise learning pathway.
Archdiocese of Perth