Junior Years students at Assisi Catholic College are reflective, self-directed learners. JY Students strive to shape their tomorrow and enrich our changing world, by living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our behaviours are guided by the Assisi Habits and Values:
Being Prepared, Being Persistent, Being Your Own Person, Being Respectful, Being Responsible.
Learners in JY are encouraged to explore the world and develop meaning through inquiry. For students to become successful inquirers, explicit teaching of skills is vital. JY teachers embrace innovative teaching practices to deliver rich, dynamic, student-driven 21st century learning. Through the use of flexible learning spaces and JYTech, our Juniors Years technology lab, students have opportunities to engage, design, produce and create. JY students are enculturated in our Franciscan Values and learn to speak the Italian language. We embrace technology to transform teaching and learningand support a love for and commitment to life-long learning.
Student Leadership at Assisi begins in the Junior Years. Our elite JY leaders, supported by a team of Peer Mediators, are advocates for student voice, and play an important role in supporting and designing learning and play experiences.
Trust is imperative in the vital relationship between students, teachers and parents, in order for effective learning to occur. Positive growth mindsets promote effective engagement between JY teachers and students, enhancing accomplishments and relationships. Junior Years Students are equipped with the skills to flourish, rise to life's challenges, overcome setbacks and strive to fulfil their dreams.