At St Philip’s Christian College, we know that every student is unique, with individual gifts, talents and goals. This means the traditional “one size fits all” approach to learning is not always the most effective way to support students as they complete their HSC.
In our society and beyond, we recognise that there are many women and girls who struggle to embrace who God created them to be. They are faced with societal pressures to look and act in a particular way, and if unable to “measure up”, may experience a sense of failure and isolation.
This year, Middle School at St Philip’s Christian College will celebrate 20 years of providing students with a distinct and dynamic learning environment in Years 5 to 8. After a number of years of careful exploration, Middle School commenced in 2001 with just 10 classes, with the aim of creating a sub-school that would give intentional focus to the distinct needs of students aged 10-14 years.
Congratulations to Year 12 2020 students on outstanding HSC results. The year has certainly been a time of significant challenge, especially for those completing their HSC. We are incredibly proud of the way in which every SPCC student has shown courage during 2020 and risen to face the challenges that this year has brought.
As students head towards revising for Yearly examinations, it is a great opportunity to look more closely at one of our Whole of Life Learning Framework Habits, ‘Managing Distractions’.
This year in our Middle School, we have introduced Personal Wellbeing Practices. The Personal Wellbeing Practices (PWPs) are based on positive psychology, as students are equipped with strategies to help them flourish for the whole of their life.
Many Australian students find learning to spell difficult and, in some ways, learning to spell is more difficult than learning other skills such as reading and writing. One proven way to help students learn to spell is through Direct Instruction.
Recently I listened to a podcast featuring the internationally renowned Finnish educator, Pasi Sahlberg. He now works in Australia as an Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of NSW and Deputy Director of the Gonski Institute for Education.
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