School of Challenge

Empowering students to have the courage to invent their own future

For Stages Five Six (Years 9-12)
Inquiry Pedagogy: Blended Mastery


It is in the School of Challenge that the ambitious goals of Santa Sophia Catholic College are most fully realised.
Having grown and matured through the initial years of adolescence, students at these ages are realising their potential. In response to this, Santa Sophia provides an engaging personalised learning program that seeks genuine dialogue to challenge students to raise their own questions, create their own ideas, seek solutions to real world challenges and explore their interests and passions. We work closely with students to develop person learning plans, a student’s personal learning plan incorporates:

  • working with mentors, businesses, or organisations
  • instructional learning needed for university or tertiary pathways
  • internship work placement
  • developing and running their own businesses
  • apprenticeship opportunities
  • specific skills and goals related to their personal and work development.
  • learning goals directly related to the Australian Curriculum to broaden knowledge and awareness
Blended Mastery is a combination of online learning and face to face teaching. The process of learning is based on students’ ability to ‘master’ content before moving on to more challenging information.

Santa Sophia is a credible education choice for parents who seek an innovative learning environment that challenges conventional schooling to enhance student learning.


Come and see!

We’d love a chance to show you how learning works for young people at Santa Sophia Catholic College. Our dedicated teachers plan the learning in detail to help each child do his or her best. Come and see learning in action today!