Palmerston College strives to focus students on pursuing personal excellence and who are innovative, creative, independent, adaptable and confident global community members. Our aim is to provide families with a contemporary, competitive and high quality secondary education, including aligned subject pathways and specialist programs creating seamless academic pathways for students from Year 7 to Year 12.

Palmerston College provides senior secondary students with opportunities to experience a range of courses and subjects they might pursue in preparation for their future pathways into university, training, employment and as a global community member.

Learning

Palmerston College Year 10 – 12 Campus is designed for senior secondary students to immerse themselves in College life, allowing them to explore and enrich their areas of interest. We work with students to structure education pathways to best suit the individual interests, strengths and career aspirations Expert and specialised teachers use the Australian Curriculum and Stage 1 and Stage 2 South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) courses in a collaborative and respectful learning environment to inspire, motivate and challenge student to achieve personal success for now and into the future.

Leadership

At Palmerston College student leadership plays an important part in College decision making and fostering a learning environment that empowers students and values their voice. All students are encouraged to undertake leadership roles throughout their time at Palmerston College. Our Council of Student Voice provides the senior secondary student body with a voice on growing leadership across the campuses and the issues that affect and matter most to them.

Students with additional needs

Our Year 10 – 12 Campus provides specialist programs for students of all abilities. Our C4E AIM program offers students with high academic abilities the opportunity to extend and challenge their learning beyond the classroom and develop their higher-order thinking skills and deeper study into areas of choice. Our Pathways Unit supports students with a wide range of specific needs and require additional support with increased opportunity to experience wide range of educational experiences tailored to their skills, needs and interests. Our Special Education Centre (SEC) is a purpose built centre on the senior secondary campus catering for the needs of students with disabilities from Year 7 to Year 12.

Book a Tour or Enrolment interview
To join our College Leadership Team on a tour of the Palmerston College complete the online form and we look forward to meeting your family.