Nirimba Collegiate

Widening horizons through innovative education

Telephone02 9837 1533

Emailquakershil-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Choose Nirimba Collegiate

Our multi campus collegiate offers a myriad of opportunities and benefits for all our students.

Our Year 7-10 Schools offer a caring and supportive learning community specialising in:

  • teaching and learning opportunities catering for students' individual learning styles and stages of development
  • literacy and numeracy programs targeting adolescent learnersSparking student interest in our world
  • learning support, welfare and student wellbeing programs designed to promote student welfare and personal growth for young teenagers
  • innovative educational, cultural and sporting programs to maximise student outcomes
  • a variety of extra curricular activities encouraging involvement by all students
  • strong emphasis on student leadership and civic responsibility
  • additional leadership opportunities for students, with Year 10 School Captains providing student leadership in each middle school
  • a range of technologies integrated into student learning opportunitiesProject based learning
  • acceleration programs allowing students to commence a Stage 6 course in Year 10
  • an effective and seamless transition program for students moving in to Stage 6, including "Taster Days" where Year 10 students learn about the courses offered for the HSC
  • continuous career preparation, planning and work site experience

Our senior campus offers a respectful, adult learning environment providing:
  • the largest number of HSC courses in the state
  • a differentiated and alternative curriculum - including a Platinum Club for aspirational students as well as options for alternate pathways
  • students with the opportunity to complete VET courses, either school based or through TAFE. A student's VET course will count towards their HSC accreditation and they will also receive Australian Qualifications Framework Certificate I, II or III depending on the course studied
  • access for students to TAFE and Western Sydney University - The College on-site at the Nirimba Education Precinct, including acceleration programs
  • Koori Pathways program linking indigenous students with post-school University and TAFE programs
  • a state of the art Trade School for Hospitality - Tradewynds Cafe
  • wellbeing programs designed specifically to support students managing the pressures of the HSC
  • teaching and learning opportunities designed to meet the needs of young adult learners
  • an opportunity for students to learn in a respectful, adult focused learning environment that creates confident, independent and community minded young adults
  • specialist advice on career pathways and University entrance requirements.
 

Pathways for students

The Collegiate provides opportunities for students who demonstrate excellence in their learning to be accelerated through Stage 5, enabling them to commence their Stage 6 studies in Year 10. The benefit for these students is that they will have completed their HSC exam for one course by the end of Year 11, providing them with more time to devote to achieving the best results they can for the remainder of their HSC courses in Year 12.

Students in Year 11 are also provided with the opportunity to complete accelerated courses through Western Sydney University. This program allows students to complete a course at WSU while they continue to study for their HSC. Successful completion of the course provides advanced standing for students if they choose to continue their studies at WSU upon completion of their HSC.

Collegiate activities

Students benefit from the increased opportunities for participation in a range of activities as a result of being a member of the Collegiate. This includes Collegiate SRC Days and the Collegiate Ski Trip.

Collegiate SRC Days

Each of our Collegiate schools has an active SRC, providing opportunities for student leadership and collaboration. Each SRC works to make a difference in their school. In addition, as a member of the Nirimba Collegiate, the SRC have an opportunity to work together to plan, organise and run Collegiate SRC activities. The benefits to students include the opportunity to work closely with other student leaders, develop networking and communication skills, and the opportunity to work collaboratively to develop solutions and create opportunities.

More images from the 2015 SRC Collegiate Camaraderie Day can be found in the gallery.

Increased professional learning capabilities

Students benefit from staff working together across the Collegiate to take advantage of professional learning opportunities and the sharing of ideas and resources.