CRICOS course code: 082485F
Level of study: Primary and High School
Our Junior School has a Christian and caring environment that provides challenging educational opportunities for young girls. Girls benefit from a blend of tradition and innovation that draws on long-standing values of commitment, diligence, service, teamwork and tolerance, as established by the Sisters of the Society of the Sacred Advent.
Our community is guided by the Anglican faith. We care for each individual and aim for each girl to develop her knowledge and skills to the best of her ability. We offer a varied range of extra-curricular activities. We value appropriate class sizes throughout the Junior School, and endeavor to create an intimate environment where access to teachers is enhanced for children and their parents.
The pastoral care systems and curricula developed for our girls have taken into consideration recent research into gender-based brain functioning, learning styles and group dynamics. We provide education for girls – not just education that includes girls.
Our curriculum learning areas include: English, Mathematics, History, Geography, Science, The Arts – Art and Music, Languages Other Than English (LOTE), Health and Physical Education, Technology. Religious and Values Education and SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) are also important components of our curriculum in the Junior School.
We progress from an integrated approach in the early years of schooling to a more specialised, subject-specific curriculum in Year 6. We strive for a seamless and continuous curriculum, with programs being designed to specifically suit the needs of individual students at St Aidan’s. We recognise that students learn differently from each other and strategies and programs implemented in classrooms reflect that reality.
Also of great importance is the acquisition of thinking skills. We want our girls not only to be “deliberative and clever thinkers” but also “creative and critical thinkers”.
Extensive use of computers and information technology is made accessible for the curriculum at all year levels - each student has a laptop for use in the classroom. iPads are used in the early years’ classrooms and the Junior School Library. The teachers and students make use of learning technologies throughout the day in many subject areas. Students also complete a sequential computer skills program so as to efficiently and effectively use the technology.
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St Aidan's Anglican Girls School11 Ruthven Street