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St Philip's After School Academy

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Maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success in life


What is the After School Academy?

St Philip’s Christian Education has the opportunity to extend their influence in the areas of education, care and spiritual nurture of children in the hours surrounding the formal school day by establishing an After School Academy (ASA). This will be a student-focused program that children will enjoy and look forward to attending after school hours.

St Philip’s After School Academy will provide students with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success in life.

It will offer a range of functions centred on areas of extra- tuition, outdoor education, spiritual nurture, leadership development and sports and arts enrichment programs. The teaching and skills development provided in specialist areas will be part of the unhurried curriculum that allows children to master learning and skill development.

Our program will have a substantial focus on the outdoors and outdoor education which teaches students the skills of “working together as a group, problem-solving in practical ways, leadership, appreciating nature, appreciating our bodies for their power and strength (not just because of how they look), learning organisation and time-management, gaining independence, and developing persistence (Melbourne Child Psychology).

The St Philip's After School Academy will commence at SPCC Cessnock from the beginning of Term 1, 2023 and SPCC Port Stephens from the beginning of Term 2, 2023