The College provides a high standard of Catholic education as well as providing a social, spiritual and cultural environment which encourages all students to reach their potential. The curriculum offered at O'Loughlin Catholic College is structured in accordance with the Australian Curriculum for years 7, 8 & 9. The Year 10 curriculum is intended to establish this year as a foundation period for the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET). Students undertake the Personal Learning Plan (PLP), a mandatory Stage 1 subject for NTCET, as well as other core elective subjects. During years 11 and 12 students study the NTCET. The NTCET is based on the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE); it is awarded to students who successfully complete their senior years of education.
O'Loughlin Catholic College also encourages students to participate in the Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) program. This program gives students from Year 9 through to 12 the opportunity to undertake vocational training while still at school.
The College provides an environment, which encourages students to become responsible individuals enabling them to make informed choices in a changing world. They undertake subjects, within a broad Catholic context, that contribute to the development of personal values along with respect for the values of others through gaining knowledge of the validity of other people's perspectives. In doing so, they demonstrate sensitivity toward cultures, history, the interdependence of all living things and the rights of others.
To facilitate the development of skills for lifelong learning, teaching practices reflect an awareness of individual strengths and weaknesses. Teaching aims to be student centred providing the individual with the opportunity to become independent learners while stressing the importance of being able to work in a collaborative situation.
Our staff are expected to undertake professional and curriculum development to further enhance the quality of the College as a learning community thus reinforcing the belief that learning is a vital lifelong pursuit.
The College provides a high standard of Catholic education as well as providing a social, spiritual and cultural environment which encourages all students to reach their potential.