Teaching & Learning


High Impact Teaching Practices

In our strive for excellence, we embed research from the Science of Learning into our everyday classroom practices. We prioritise full participation among students, encouraging active engagement through daily reviews, pair sharing and group discussion and through the use of mini-whiteboards. This enables participation in a non-threatening way and provides immediate feedback to inform learning and next steps.

Additionally, integrating explicit teaching of language skills (including vocabulary) alongside other direct instruction techniques, enhances comprehension and retention across subjects. By providing clear explanations, modeling concepts, and offering guided practice opportunities, our teachers empower students to grasp complex ideas effectively.

Such holistic approaches not only nurture academic proficiency but also foster critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills essential for success in the modern world.

Support at Every Stage


It is our aim to have all students fully engaged in learning.

For gifted students who progress more quickly than their peers, teachers provide the coaching and extension challenges to nurture their potential and meet their learning needs and particular interests. This is also evident in our electives program where students are provided opportunities to undertake enrichment to deepen their knowledge in subject areas.

Students with disabilities and additional needs are supported proactively and continually. For new students to the College, our staff liaise closely with the family and their previous school to ensure the appropriate structures are in place as part of the transition process. A Personalised Plan is developed based on the student’s individual educational needs including any adjustments to the curriculum or assessment procedures identified through consultation.

The Pastoral Care Teacher and the Learning Diversity Team, monitor the student’s progress to ensure that their needs are being met.