Frequently Asked Questions

St Agnes Catholic High School are excited to announce that we are now taking enrolments for Year 11 to start in 2019.


Within a Catholic faith environment, our first Year 11 students, starting in 2019, will continue their education and formation of being responsible global citizens, how to think creatively and critically, how to communicate and work collaboratively. All of this is underpinned by leading educational research, highly qualified staff and practice using today’s technologies.

Our frequently asked questions below will help you learn more about Year 11 at St Agnes.


What you need to know for Year 11

St Agnes Catholic High School (St Agnes) is offering Year 11 in 2019 to provide a continuity of schooling and pathway options in Year 11 and 12 in the greater Blacktown and Mount Druitt areas. This decision was the result of careful consideration of how best to meet the needs of the local community.

St Agnes welcomes all applications for enrolments from students who will complete Year 10 in 2018.

2020 Year 12 enrolment applications will be accepted next year, 2019.

Year 11 enrolments for 2019 are now being accepted. Learn more about how to enrol your child.

Students who are currently enrolled at St Agnes will have automatic entry into Year 11.

St Agnes welcomes new enrolment applicants for Year 11 in 2019.

Students who are not currently enrolled will need to complete an enrolment application form which is available to download from our 'How to Enrol' page. Alternatively the enrolment form can be collected from the school office or can be mailed on request by contacting the school on 8882 0700 weekdays between 8:00am and 3:00pm or by sending us an email.

New families will be contacted once the application is received to arrange an enrolment interview with the principal.

Our priority is to ensure we can accommodate all our community’s enrolment needs.

Foremost, St Agnes is committed to ensuring that each St Agnes Year 10 student is supported in choosing their learning pathway and destination for 2019.

Please refer to our enrolment policy for further information including enrolment priorities where spaces are limited.

Students who are currently enrolled at St Agnes Catholic High School are granted automatic placement into Year 11 for 2019.

Families applying for enrolment into Year 11 for 2019 will be advised in writing following an interview with the school.

We invite families to attend our Year 11 information sessions which will provide opportunities to learn more about Year 11 at St Agnes. Enrolment inquiries are also welcome by contacting the school via phone or email or visiting the school during school hours.

Existing families that decide to withdraw their child’s Year 11 automatic enrolment for 2019 are required to inform the school of their decision in writing, preferably before 30 June 2018.

There are three levels of annual fees, billed in instalments during Terms 1, 2 and 3. These include Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees and the Diocesan Building Levy which are both set by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) and School-based fees. The School Based fees for Year 11 will be determined in Term 3 2018.

No student who meets the enrolment criteria will be refused enrolment or disadvantaged because of a family’s financial circumstance and genuine inability to pay fees.

Families experiencing financial difficulty or hardship are invited to speak confidentially with the school principal, Mrs Lisa-Maree Browning about fee relief, extended payment plans and/or a financial scholarship.

Learn more about our school fees.

Existing private and public transport routes for St Agnes students will continue.

The bus timetables for St Agnes can be found here.

No, however, as a Catholic school we have a strong religious dimension, and people of other faiths who wish to enrol, must be able to support and fully participate in the religious activities of the school. Please also refer to our enrolment policy for further information including enrolment priorities where spaces are limited.

The senior learning space will be a new contemporary and state of the art learning facility that will serve the needs of our inaugural HSC class. We are working very closely with current students, teachers, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) and an architectural company to design a space that is both functional and fluid to engage both students and teachers in the delivery of purposeful and agile learning.

A major refurbishment including the purchasing of new furniture, electronic displays and establishment of ‘inquiry hubs’ will ensure we deliver a fresh, engaging and student centred learning space fit for our seniors. As part of the plans we will also incorporate an exclusive senior common room and functional cafe where students can gather to socialise, plan and study before, during and after school.

HSC subjects and courses may be provided as face-to-face, online and blended learning and/or a mixed mode of employment/study options. This will be determined by the needs of each student, resourcing and NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA) requirements. The requirements for each course will be detailed in the Subject Information Handbook.

Students will also require the use of their own personal laptop at school to supplement their learning. Both Windows or Mac operating systems are acceptable.

Interested senior students will have the opportunity to participate in representative and Parramatta Diocese Secondary Schools Sports Council (PDSSSC) competitions.

St Agnes is committed to ensuring a comprehensive range of courses are offered in 2019 and 2020, and that they meet the needs and interests of students. We will offer multiple learning pathways for students including HSC, a wide range of vocational education courses including performing arts as well as early entry into university courses.

Subjects and courses will be outlined in the Subject Information Handbook which will be made available shortly. The Handbook will also provide details about course expectations, accessibility requirements and options so each student can discern their pattern of study.

List of Subjects on offer:

  • Ancient History
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Ceramics (Non-Atar)
  • Certificate II in Business (VET)
  • Certificate II in Hospitality (VET)
  • Certificate III in Retail Services (VET)
  • Certificate III in Tourism, Travel and Events (VET)
  • Chemistry
  • Community and Family Studies
  • Dance
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English Advanced
  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect
  • English Extension 1
  • English Standard
  • English Studies
  • Exploring Early Childhood (Non-Atar)
  • Food Technology
  • Information Processes and Technology
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics Advanced
  • Mathematics Standard
  • Modern History
  • Music 1
  • NSW School of Languages
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Photography, Video and Digital Imaging (Non-Atar)
  • Physics
  • Religion, Catholic Studies (Non-Atar)
  • Statement of Attainment towards Certificate III in Information and Digital Technology (VET)
  • Statement of Attainment towards Certificate III in Entertainment Industry (VET)
  • Society and Culture
  • Sports, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies (Non-Atar)
  • Studies of Religion 1
  • Studies of Religion 2
  • Visual Arts
  • Work Studies (Non-Atar)
  • Certificate II in Construction Pathways (VET)

Senior students will be provided with various pathways to achieving their HSC including an HSC with ATAR, non-ATAR and Vocational patterns of study available.

Yes - we have worked with current students to design a senior shirt and tie.

St Agnes is very proud of its leadership structure. As we move to 7-12 there will be changes over time to the existing structure. Current student leaders are working with school leaders and the student body to construct a new model that continues to provide leadership opportunities for all stages across a number of portfolios.