Information about learning, extracurricular programs, student wellbeing, our faith journey and how our school works.
At Bede Polding Catholic College we pride ourselves on our safe, warm and welcoming environment for students and their families.
We support the social and emotional welfare of students and their families through effective strategies, recommendations, policies and procedures, guidelines and tools that enable healthy personal development in students and contributes to their academic success.
Learning at Bede Polding
Bede Polding is a place where curiosity, imagination and love of learning thrive through working together to provide the most effective, engaging and challenging learning experiences for students.
As part of a system of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta, we’re working together to transform learning for students in Greater Western Sydney. This means reimagining and refreshing learning and teaching for today’s world and today’s learners.
The purpose and promise of a Catholic education is to inspire each learner - student, teacher and family - to discover a meaningful and flourishing life.
Our faith journey
Bede Polding is a great place for students to grow in faith and learning. We value each student as an individual and share the values of the Gospel to help them discover the hope that is within and to experience a meaningful and flourishing life.
Beyond the classroom
We believe it is important for students to pursue interests to find what they are passionate about. Our school gives them exposure to a range of exciting opportunities to unlock their creative potential, develop a talent or follow a passion.
School camps and retreats also offer fantastic opportunities for students to learn beyond the walls of our classrooms and to build strong relationships with their peers and teachers.
Sport is a valued part of a school’s curriculum, contributing to the development of the whole child by providing a vehicle for social, physical, emotional and moral learning. Participation, enjoyment and skill development are the cornerstones of school sport. Representative pathways are also available through Parramatta Diocesan Primary and/or Secondary Schools Sports Council.
At Bede Polding a house system has been developed to promote a positive and inclusive school community. Upon enrolling each student is allocated to one of the four Houses where they will be mentored and taken through our Wellbeing program.
Experiencing leadership gives students confidence, celebrates strengths and prepares young people to make a contribution to our community and world. Bede Polding offers a number of leadership opportunities both as part of and in addition to our curriculum.
Parents as Partners
Strong partnerships between home, parish and school support students to grow in faith and learning. We recognise parents and carers as each student’s most influential, primary and essential educators.