The curriculum is diverse and innovative; however, it is the learning growth and achievement of every student that is the goal of each teacher. Thus, the School’s goal is to ensure that growth in learning occurs every year for each student. Concomitantly, the learning growth of every teacher is necessary. Our teaching and learning framework, Academic Care, and the School’s annual teaching and learning goals are premised on effective teaching and learning. Making the learning visible – an evidence-based approach which privileges a common language of learning via the SOLO Taxonomy - has been developed and is in place across the School’s three campuses. It is has enriched our learning culture, is best practice and continues to be supported by educational research and innovation.
In tandem with the SOLO taxonomy which not only gives teachers and learners the common language to understand their learning progress and their level of thinking, all of our students’ thinking is mediated via the Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment program up to Year 9. This is a cognitive intervention program is used both individually and within the classroom to enhance the learning potential and cognitive functioning for either remedial or enrichment purposes.