Welcome to O'Connor Catholic College
O'Connor Catholic College is a co-educational high school, from Years 7 to 12, and a systemic school in the Diocese of Armidale. It began in 1975 with the amalgamation of two of Armidale's longest established schools - St Ursula's College (est. 1882) and De La Salle College (est. 1906). The School occupies the site of the former De La Salle College.
2017 Preliminary HSC Intentions Survey and Application to Enrol
The end of Year 10 sees the completion of compulsory schooling. The leaving age of 17 years applies to students who are not working in 2017 or pursuing other forms of study such as TAFE. As such students with the intention of returning to Preliminary HSC studies in 2017 will be required to apply for a position in the college.
Students in Year 10 will receive a grade for each course which will be recorded on their Record of Achievement or ROSA. The BOSTES requires that students are to apply themselves with diligence and sustained effort to all set tasks and experiences provided in the course and achieve some or all of the course outcomes. If a student's work and/or attendance becomes’ a concern, the Principal may determine that the course completion criteria has not been met. This can lead to an 'N' determination in the course which would be reflected in the student’s record of achievement. If this applies to a mandatory course then a student cannot progress to the Preliminary HSC.
Senior secondary education requires a level of commitment from students which is higher than that required for junior secondary students. Students who apply for enrolment into the Preliminary HSC need to accept this level of commitment as a condition of enrolment. At O’Connor we seek to cater for the needs of all students including the provision of pathways for both ATAR and non ATAR students. However, all subjects in the HSC involve a degree of rigour that necessarily means sustained effort and application.
Students who apply for Year 11 may be interviewed. In some cases, parents may be invited. Consideration will be given to the previous level of commitment demonstrated particularly over the last two years. Places in Year 11 are offered on the understanding that the commitment as expressed in this application will be maintained.
If you are returning to senior studies, we need your involvement in the subject selection process to ensure that the combination we will be able to offer suits your interests and needs. Prior to this we would like an indication of your intentions for 2017.
Please fill in the attached form Attached
Skoolbag Mobile Phone App
Our School now has our own Skoolbag iPhone and Android App to help us communicate more effectively with our Parent/Student community. We are asking parents/students to install our Skoolbag School App. To install it, just search for our school name, O'Connor Catholic College Armidale, in either the Apple App Store, or Google Play Store.
Skoolbag Instruction PDF