Learning at Penola Catholic College

At Penola Catholic College our learning environment focuses on providing students the opportunity to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills, in order for them to become passionate and resilient lifelong learners who are creative, innovative and productive global citizens.

We also believe that quality relationships between teachers enable quality learning to be maximised.

Penola Catholic College embraces the belief that learning is a life skill which needs to be nurtured in each student. We strive to provide learning experiences that challenge students to explore the world they live in and ask questions which prompt curiosity and creativity.

In our classrooms, students are made aware of the purpose of their lessons as their teachers make explicit the learning intentions for each lesson. The teachers also develop Success Criteria with their students which allows students to know what they need to do to successfully demonstrate their understanding. This is at the heart of Penola Catholic College’s contemporary model of Learning.


Educating For the Future

We aim to support, extend and challenge each learner whilst on his or her journey of personal excellence. Discover how learning works from Years 7 through to 12.


Purpose Built Learning Spaces

Penola Catholic College offers the very latest resources and modern learning facilities to meet the needs of today's students.



Penola Catholic College has a broad and diverse curriculum designed to meet the needs of all students and to develop their individual talents.



The use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is an essential and powerful skill in our world.


School Library

CEDP school libraries are physical and digital places of inquiry and reading. They provide access to a range of physical and electronic resources that help kids on their learning journey and inspire purposeful learning.


Beyond the Classroom

Enriching the lives of our students outside the formal curriculum is a priority and we aim to provide students with the option to participate in a variety of co-curricular opportunities.


Pathways in Technology (P-TECH)

The key industry partners that are driving the P-TECH collaboration at Penola Catholic College are PwC and Telstra. We are privileged to be designated by the Federal Government, to be a Pathways in Technology (P-TECH) college.


Future pathways and careers advice

Throughout Years 7-12 we educate our students about goal setting and reflect on achievements to plan new learning goals for the future. Guidance and advice are provided to students regarding work placement, university course possibilities and opportunities for traineeships.


Our learning is innovative, relevant and engaging

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