Our school’s pedagogy reflects the overarching principles and approach to learning outlined in the Sydney Catholic Schools’ Statement on Authentic Learning. By connecting to the real world of students’ lives, authentic learning enables students to become lifelong learners who contribute to society and the wider world as active and discerning citizens. Authentic learning is central to our work as Catholic educators because it promotes the continual growth and wellbeing of the whole person; spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.

Southern Cross CAtholic Vocational College Burwood Learning ApproachSouthern Cross Catholic College Burwood (SCCC) continues to re-imagine the framework of schooling by rethinking the space, time and the model for learning, allowing students to choose when, what and how they learn.

The model involves the realignment of teaching staff schedules to ensure that there is increased availability to students for personalised learning.

All learning operates in a blended learning environment with coursework made available through the learning management system, complemented by opportunities for one-to-one or small group interaction with learning facilitators. 

The students success project (SSP) allows students to work with their student success leader (SSL) and learning facilitators to set their own individual pace for learning, which allows for continuous progress and opportunities to master concepts and move through coursework at their own pace.

The recently added grade guardian feature also helps the student success leader identify when learning interventions are required to support future student learning.

Southern Cross remains at the forefront of educational innovation, providing a unique and powerful learning model personalising the learning for all students.

COVID‑19 Response to Remote Learning

Virtual learning is not a new concept for Southern Cross students as the majority of our VET offerings already operate in this virtual learning environment.  To find out more please see the overview provided in our Continuity of Learning plan.