Vision for Learning

Students at Siena Catholic College are nurtured to become confident and creative individuals by offering them a range of curricular- co- and extra-curricular opportunities based on excellence and equity. These opportunities are underpinned by the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration (2019) and encourage life-long learning as they come to see the possibilities of knowledge transfer from school to other contexts. Consistent with our commitment to service, students are therefore provided with opportunities to engage with the community in order to be successful, lifelong learners who are active and informed members of the community.

Siena Catholic College aims to engender in students:
  • Positive Intent which defines the most appropriate attitude and mindset to maximise success at school.
  • Preparedness to ensure that they are both organisationally and mentally prepared for the effort required to realise their potential.
  • Participation which ensures they seize the opportunities for growth, development and challenge.
Siena Catholic College’s Educational Philosophy is founded on a Catholic educational philosophy which promotes the education of the whole person so that each learner can realise his or her God-given potential. This philosophy is given expression through the Pillars of the Dominican Life, in particular the Pillar of Study, through which we come to know truth, which should fill every aspect of our lives, guiding us to love of God and love of neighbour.

Teaching staff at the College are a dedicated group of educators who, place student wellbeing and pastoral care at the forefront of all their practice. There are high expectations within the classroom, coupled with high levels of support for all students to support them in accessing teaching and learning opportunities. Staff at Siena appreciate a holistic approach to education, evident in their involvement in a range of facets of the College community. 

The College is currently implementing the BCE Religious Education Guidelines in all Religious Education classes, the Australian Curriculum in all other subjects Years 7-10, and the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority subjects in Years 11 and 12.​