Padua prides itself with learning opportunities known as ‘Beyond the Bell’.

The Learning Nest concept encapsulates the notion that the classroom is not the only place of learning in a school and that the ownership of self-directed learning sits with each individual student. A range of activities, classes and tutorials operate Beyond the Bell with Year 7 to 12 students having access to the Learning Nest in the Assisi Library after school each afternoon. The Learning Nest is staffed by Old Boy Tutors and College staff. While students are encouraged to direct their own learning and work collaboratively to support the learning of their friends, access to tutors reduces barriers to success.