The caring community of Chevalier College holds the belief that 'the heart of education is the education of the heart.' Established in 1946, 'Chev' has a proud history and a wonderful legacy from more than 12,700 past students. Chev celebrates its 70th Anniversary in 2016.
In the heart-centred spirit of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Chevalier College enjoys a full and vibrant spiritual life and strong sense of community. The College is well regarded for the extent and effectiveness of its pastoral care network, where the long-term happiness of each student is paramount.
Broad curriculum and elective subjects offer students diverse opportunities for career options and further education. All key learning subjects are studied in Years 7 to 12, with a wide range of elective subjects introduced through a 'taster' program in Year 8. From Year 9, students are encouraged to elect subjects that cater to their individual interests and educational aspirations. Stage 6 elective choices broaden further for senior students, including VET courses in Hospitality, Sports Coaching, Construction and Agriculture that can go towards an apprenticeship and are equivalent to what students would undertake at TAFE.
Sporting, music, performing and visual arts, academic, agriculture and leadership activities offer myriad experiences for students to express themselves at Chevalier College. Sports include cricket, rugby, soccer, hockey, softball, netball, basketball and tennis, boasting full sized playing fields and courts that are some of the best in the district. Other popular programs at Chev include Mountain Biking, Wilderness Studies, Dance, Cadets, Mock Trial and Debating.
Through history, sports, languages and via a number of social justice, mission and cultural experiences, students are invited on trips and expeditions to various nations across the globe.
The annual musical or drama production and concert series are highlights of the school calendar.
With high-speed wireless internet connection to AARNet (Australian Academic and Research Network), Chevalier College has access to authors, museums and educational institutions from all over the world without leaving the classroom. Interactive white boards and computers are used throughout the College, providing students and staff easy access to information and digital literacy. In 2014 the College introduced a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy for all Year 7 students. The BYOD Program is progressive so that by 2017 all junior students will have iPads, and by 2019 all senior students will come to school with the personal device of their choice. Our Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses in Hospitality, Technology, Construction, Engineering and Agriculture are delivered in specialist facilities, including a newly opened state-of-the-art Trades Skills Centre for Construction and Primary Industries; new commercial and domestic hospitality kitchens, and a fully equipped and maintained on-site farm.