Contemporary learning preparing students for whatever the future holds.
Every child is different and so is his or her learning journey
Our approach to learning puts the growth of each individual child at the heart of schooling. Schools in the Diocese of Parramatta are places of wonder, exploration and endless possibilities. Gilroy Catholic College welcomes and truly values each student in our diverse and multicultural learning community.
Each child’s unique strengths and needs guide the design of the learning opportunities we provide to our students.
After all, learning how to learn is equally important as what we learn!
Inspired learning starts with highly motivated and professional teachers
Like you, we know that great teachers make a real difference in a child’s life. Our teachers are lifelong learners too and regularly undertake professional development to keep up to date with current best practice in education. Our expert teachers will tailor teaching to meet your child at their point of need, track how they are progressing, and respond with extra support when needed.
Our Learning Journey
The Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Learning Journey honours the developmental stages in a student’s life. Based on leading educational research and the best of today’s technologies, we prepare students for the workplaces of the future by teaching them how to think critically and creatively, how to communicate effectively and how to work collaboratively.SUBJECTS WE OFFER
Our Learning Philosophy
We create learning experiences that encourage our students to be critical, self-reflective learners.
Our approach to learning and teaching challenges students to:
- Be independent, self-directed learners through experiential and enquiry-based learning
- Set high expectations through personalised learning that meets individual needs
- Be self-critical and reflective learners who implement change in response to timely feedback from teachers
Across all disciplines students are encouraged to consider their own experience within a global context.
We help our students connect their learning to the real world, giving it context through:
- Cross-curriculum projects that allow students to gain an understanding of world issues and the relationship they have to a range of Key Learning Areas
- School-wide teaching strategies, such as PALS (Purpose, Audience, Language, Structure), that empower students to be proficient communicators and complex critical thinkers
The learning spaces at Gilroy are designed to enhance the learning opportunities of our students. From the latest technology to flexible seating options and adaptable class sizes, students will learn how to work both independently and as part of a small or large group depending on the task at hand.
Our library is a place of exploration and inquiry. Through access to our library resources and services, students become learners who thrive on curiosity, creativity, imagination and innovation.
The Gilroy Catholic College Library Portal allows students and their families access to detailed information about library services and resources. It also features 'Ask a Librarian', allowing students to submit queries around assessments, research and resources and get one-on-one assistance from a library staff member.
Endless possibilities with learning partners
Our learning approach makes a welcome space for parents, carers and other valued partners to engage with our learners in a deeply personalised, anywhere, anytime approach to learning.
As part of a system of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta, we also benefit from formal agreements with many institutions that form a wide network of strategic relationships and collaborations to advance research, teaching and innovation in Catholic schools across Greater Western Sydney.
The School of Now
This innovative program provides senior students across the Diocese of Parramatta access to a greater range of extension courses and electives that may not be offered at their home schools. The blended learning format using both virtual and face-to-face teaching methods optimises the student learning experience with support from expert HSC teachers.
We help students be the best learners they can be
Contact Gilroy Catholic College today to learn more.