This College for boys from Years 5 to 12 was founded in 1937 and is
conducted by Edmund Rice Education Australia. St Pius X College aims to promote
the spiritual, academic, social, cultural and physical growth of its students
in a Catholic environment. It allows all students the opportunity to experience
success as well as providing the challenge necessary for the attainment of

Facilities: Senior and Junior School resource centres; the Br Leary
Learning Centre; five dedicated computing spaces; a number of multimedia
centres comprising of home theatre systems, data projectors, interactive
whiteboards; a music centre including music recording facilities, piano
keyboard lab; gymnasium; weights room; multi-purpose sports pavilion and many
other specialist rooms. The sporting and education complex, The Treacy Complex,
at Oxford Falls (10 to 15 minutes from the College) is used for a wide range of
sports, curriculum-related activities and field studies.

Facilities include four ovals for rugby and football, one turf
cricket pitch, one synthetic cricket pitch, four cricket practice nets, two
indoor gymnasiums, two tennis courts, large conference room, two lecture rooms,
canteen, clinic, commercial kitchen, barbecue facilities and function room.

Electives Years 9 and 10: History, Geography, Commerce, Information
and Software Technology, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Italian, Visual Arts,
Music, Drama, Design and Technology, Industrial Technology, Graphics
Technology, Physical Activity and Sports Studies. A Mathematics acceleration
program is available from the beginning of Year 9. (For an elective to be
timetabled it must be chosen by a sufficient number of students.)

Electives Years 11 and 12: In all subjects, all levels are offered.
Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Senior Science, Ancient History,
Modern History, Geography, Business Studies, Economics, Legal Studies, Music,
Visual Arts, Design and Technology, Drama, Engineering Studies, Industrial
Technology, Information Processes and Technology, Software Design and
Development, PD/Health/PE, Italian, French, Chinese (Mandarin), Community
Languages (Saturday School or Open High School), University Distinction
Courses. (For an elective to be timetabled it must be chosen by a sufficient
number of students.)

Sport: Cricket, football, rugby, basketball, squash, tennis,
athletics, swimming, cross-country running, softball.

Extracurricular activities: A strong emphasis on music, choir,
chess, debating, public speaking, robotics, mock trial, Duke of Edinburgh’s
Award Scheme, Da Vinci Decathlon, Tournament of Minds, mathematics Olympiad.

Welfare and personal development: There is a strong focus within the
College in the context of a shared partnership with parents in the formation
and education of their son(s). Elements in the pastoral care network are the
Charter of an Edmund Rice school, the Mission Statement, homeroom teachers and
guidance co-ordinators, counselling, careers advice, referral system, pastoral
care teams, sporting and extracurricular programs, camps, retreats, and
excursions, prayer-room groups, parent/teacher nights, peer support program,
recognition and reward for achievement, leadership programs. Specialist
teachers are available to support students with learning difficulties across
curriculum areas from Years 5 to 12. Students are supported through in-class
support according to need. Gifted and talented support provides enrichment
opportunities on an in-class and/or withdrawal basis. Collaboration with
Studies Co-ordinators and classroom teachers as well as curriculum
differentiation provides extension opportunities for students. Homework help is
available to all students two afternoons a week, after school.

School Information

St Pius College
  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Single-sex, Boys

  • Faith-based: Catholic
  • Year: Year 5 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 1100 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: Yes
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: 4k - 8k $5052– $5895
  • Address:35 Anderson Street, Chatswood 2067
  • Phone:02 9411 4733
  • Fax:02 9413 1860
  • HSC Subjects offered:Business Studies, Business Services, Design and Technology, Drama, Economics, English – English Studies, Standard, Advanced and Extension 1 and 2, Engineering Studies, French, Chinese and Open High, Geography, History – Ancient, Modern and Extension, Industrial Technology, Information Processes and Technology, Legal Studies, Mathematics – Standard, Advanced and Extension 1 and 2, Music 1 and 2 and Extension Music, PDHPE, Sports, Leisure and Recreation, Science – Investigating Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Extension Science, Software Design and Development, Studies of Religion (1 unit or 2 unit) and Studies in Catholic Thought, Visual Arts, Photography and Digital Media
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:Sports, chess, debating, performing arts, public speaking, Robotics, social justice programs, Mock trials, Duke of Edinburgh awards
  • Scholarships Available:Academic scholarships, Equity scholarships, Enrichment scholarships

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