About Us

Penola Catholic College is a Catholic co-educational school for students from Year 7 to Year 12 which currently incorporates a traditional HSC pathway for Years 11 and 12, as well as a Trade Training Centre (TTC) alternative pathway.

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.