Enrichment and Learning Support

It is not just what girls learn at school that’s important – it is also how they learn. In a stimulating and challenging environment at Catherine McAuley staff are committed to helping students establish patterns of learning that will enable them to keep developing through their lives and careers.

Enrichment opportunities include:


Philosophy is offered to selected students in Years 8, 9 and 10. Some of the focus topics include origins of ideas, philosophical problems and ethical dilemmas.

Philosophy provides an opportunity for students to experience autonomous learning. Students develop their skills in analytical and investigative thinking. Students also develop their ability to hypothesise, debate and articulate a point of view. The course is provided by guest lecturers from tertiary institutions.


Tournament of Minds

Tournament of Minds (TOM) is a problem solving program for teams of students. The students are required to solve demanding, open-ended challenges.

TOM not only develops problems solving skills but also skills in enterprise, time management, and the discipline to work collaboratively within a challenging and competitive environment. 


Academic Competitions

Students are offered the opportunity to participate in a variety of competitions across many subject disciplines, including Mathematics, English, Science, HSIE, Language, Art and Information Technology.




Learning SupportTeacher and student

To ensure our teachers respond to the individual needs of students, Learning Support identifies areas of student strength and challenge and provides specialist programs to support and extend students across a range of areas.

Support includes:

  • Literacy 
  • Numeracy
  • ESL
  • In class support
  • Homework Club