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Santa Sophia Catholic College Box Hill* opening 2018


To succeed in a connected world you have to learn differently


Santa Sophia Catholic College Box Hill*, opening in 2018, will bring together the best we know about how young people learn and how to teach them.

We are looking for teachers, students and families to work in partnership with us to create a next generation school that fosters imagination and innovation.



A community where everyone is a learner and everyone takes responsibility for his/her own learning.



Within a Catholic faith environment, students will learn how to be responsible global citizens, how to think creatively and critically, how to communicate and to work collaboratively. All of this will be underpinned by leading educational research and practice using today’s technologies.

Santa Sophia Catholic College Box Hill will accommodate 2,000 learners and will provide a flexible curriculum and multiple pathways including early learning, K-12, out of school hours care, a learning needs hub and post school pathways with tertiary and business partners.


  • FAQs
    • What services will Santa Sophia Catholic College Box Hill provide?

      Catholic Learning Community Box Hill will accommodate around 2,000 learners in purpose-built, contemporary learning spaces and will include early learning, K-12, out of school hours care and vacation care, a learning needs hub and post school pathways with tertiary and business partners.

      This is a community of learning for all - teachers, students, families and the wider community.

    • Where will Santa Sophia Catholic College Box Hill be located?

      The proposed Santa Sophia Catholic College Box Hill, to be administered by the Diocese of Parramatta, will open in January 2018.

      The school will operate for 2018 and 2019 on a temporary site within the grounds of our Lady of the Angels Primary in Kellyville with the initial focus on secondary education (Years 7 and 8).

      Depending on numbers, the expectation is that 2019 will have students in Years 7-9 although student numbers are expected to be minimal.

      From the start of 2020 the school will move to its permanent home at 40-46 Terry Road, Box Hill.

      Once completed, the school will be a’ pre-to-post’ school (i.e. pre-school to beyond Year 12).

    • Why will the proposed school be temporarily located at Our Lady of the Angels Primary?

      It is very clear that with the significant housing and development and infrastructure building in the area, there is a need for an additional school. The most pressing need at this time is for a secondary facility.

      After some other sites were considered, a decision was made to locate the temporary site on the grounds of Our Lady of the Angels Primary (OLA). This was done to ensure that there is a viable Catholic secondary education pathway for all students in the area.

      One of the main reasons that OLA was chosen was because there are around 60 Year 6 students graduating from OLA at the end of this year (2017). There are few available enrolment places in other local Catholic secondary schools. Temporarily locating the school at OLA with a small Year 7/8 cohort would mean that parents with children at OLA and the new school could have their children at the one location rather than at separate sites. This was seen as making life easier for many parents.

      Locating the site temporarily at OLA also maintains a strong connection to the primary school and parish and has the support of parish priest Fr Warren Edwards.

    • What does this mean for Our Lady of the Angels Primary students?

      It will be school as usual for current and future Our Lady of the Angels (OLA) Primary students.

      While Santa Sophia Catholic College Box Hill will be temporarily located on the same grounds as the primary school it will be separate from and operate separately to the primary school. No classrooms used by OLA students will be used by the temporary school. The OLA students will not be relocated and the two temporary grades (Year 7 and 8) will only have a small footprint on the school site.

      The temporary buildings that will be created on the OLA site will be high-quality modular buildings that will allow for the creation of innovative and contemporary learning spaces for the students. Every effort will be made to keep disruptions to a minimum.

      Having the temporary site at OLA will mean a smoother transition for students from primary to secondary school and help to ensure continuity of learning and the best possible support for student wellbeing.

      Before and after care services will continue to operate in 2018 on the site of the school as per normal and will also be available to Years 7 and 8 students.

    • What are the traffic flow considerations?

      Initial enrolments in the first year will be open to Year 7 and 8 students. While this will mean some additional local traffic, given the small numbers and as some of the students may be siblings of students already enrolled at Our Lady of the Angels Primary, it is not expected to have a significant impact on local traffic congestion.

    • What grade or stage are you enrolling in 2018?

      This year, Santa Sophia Catholic College Box Hill is taking expressions of interest for Years 7 and 8 to commence in 2018.

      See the Expression of Interest form at the bottom of this page.

    • When can I enrol my child/ren for Years 7 and 8?

      We will be accepting enrolments shortly, but for now please complete our Expression of Interest form below and we’ll be in touch with further information about how you can enrol your child/ren.

    • Who can attend a Catholic school and can I enrol my child/ren if I’m not Catholic?

      As a Catholic school we have a strong religious dimension. Students of non-Catholic background are welcome to apply for enrolment and, if accepted, must be willing to support and fully participate in the religious activities of the College.

      Where places are limited, priority will be given in order to:

      • Catholic students who live in the local parish
 and
      • Catholic students from other parishes


      Learn more about Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta

    • Will the school enrol students from overseas who are not Australian residents?

      Enrolments of non-Australian citizens may only be considered after implementation of the existing general enrolment policy for the Diocese and at no time will they be enrolled in preference to an eligible local student. Systemic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta are able to offer enrolment to non-Australian citizens providing that they have a valid visa (the exception being subclass 571) and:

      • capacity exists within the school in the relevant year group

      • preference in enrolment is given to overseas students from practising Catholic families over those from other families

      • non-Catholic students enrolled and their guardians make a commitment to accept the ethos of the Catholic school and to participation by the student in all aspects of the Religious education of the school

      Learn more about enrolling in Catholic Schools

    • What are the school fees for Santa Sophia Catholic College Box Hill?

      School fees in the Diocese of Parramatta are broken into three areas:

      1. Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees set by the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta
      2. Annual Diocese of Parramatta Diocesan Building Levy set by the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta
      3. Service fees set by each school

      Learn more about school fees and sibling discounts

    • How can I apply for a teaching position?

      We will be recruiting shortly. Keep checking the CEDP website for information about how you can apply for a teaching position at the proposed Santa Sophia Catholic College Box Hill.

      See Positions Vacant

    • Who will be the principal of Santa Sophia Catholic College Box Hill?

      The expectation is that the foundation principal for the new school will be appointed in May.

      See Positions Vacant

    • Are there transportation links to the school?

      Yes! Transport connections to the Our Lady of the Angels Primary site in Kellyville are already well established.

      Transport links and other infrastructure developments will take place over the next two years in preparation for the opening of the school at its permanent location at Box Hill.

    • Community information
      We're excited to be working together with students, families and community members to serve the Box Hill community. For initial enquiries, please contact CEDP reception on 02 9840 5600. 

Santa Sophia Catholic College Box Hill* opening 2018


  • To succeed in a connected world you have to learn differently


    Santa Sophia Catholic College Box Hill*, opening in 2018, will bring together the best we know about how young people learn and how to teach them.

    We are looking for teachers, students and families to work in partnership with us to create a next generation school that fosters imagination and innovation.



    A community where everyone is a learner and everyone takes responsibility for his/her own learning.



    Within a Catholic faith environment, students will learn how to be responsible global citizens, how to think creatively and critically, how to communicate and to work collaboratively. All of this will be underpinned by leading educational research and practice using today’s technologies.

    Santa Sophia Catholic College Box Hill will accommodate 2,000 learners and will provide a flexible curriculum and multiple pathways including early learning, K-12, out of school hours care, a learning needs hub and post school pathways with tertiary and business partners.


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To register an expression of interest in enrolling in Santa Sophia Catholic College Box Hill, click on the link below to complete the form:


 


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