In recent years, Bede Polding College has embarked on an explicit wellbeing program called ‘GEM’.Taking cues from the work of ‘The Resilience Project’, and founded on the principles of positive […]
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About our school
Bede Polding College has a clear agenda of both learning and wellbeing, founded on Gospel values.
Our Learning Framework fosters connections between school-based learning and real-world contexts with a focus on promoting experienced, engaged and empowered learners.
We develop and support student learning growth by fostering the 21st Century skills of collaboration, critical thinking, curiosity and creativity.
We aim to empower learners to seek and apply feedback, and to engage in individual goal setting in collaboration with their mentors and teachers, in conjunction with our wellbeing program, for a holistic, student-centred approach.
The College is uniquely situated in the semi-rural Hawkesbury valley, at the foothills of the Blue Mountains.
The cross sections of agriculture and industry, development as well as history, has brought together a hardworking community, strong in faith and with a sense of mission inspired by the endeavours of our College patron, John Bede Polding, who was Australia’s first Bishop.
- We are named after John Bede Polding, Australia’s first Bishop.
- Our motto, ‘Called to bring peace’, is in honour of the 1986 International Year of Peace.
- We collaborate with three wonderful Catholic Primary Schools.
- We offer school-based apprenticeships and traineeships and a large range of VET subjects.
- Accelerated courses in stages 5 and 6.
- Innovative crosscurricular offerings.
- An explicit wellbeing program, to help build resilience and develop character strengths.
- A very inclusive community.
- A rich agricultural heritage in the Hawkesbury.
- Broad range of sporting activities.
This table above shows the average student results at this school for the year 2019.
Naplan data is sourced from: https://www.myschool.edu.au