Our ethos is therefore both Christian and Anglican. Our Christian Studies Program, which is taught from Prep to Year 12, is designed to help students to understand Christianity so that as they mature they can make an informed assessment of its relevance to their life.
All members of the staff are personally committed to living by the beliefs and principles contained in the 'Belief Statement'. See 'College Handbook' for further detail.
The College is governed by a Council appointed by and accountable to the Board of the Sydney Anglican Schools Corporation Limited. The Chairman is the Venerable Dr Geoff Huard. See Governance for further detail.
The Council sets the direction for the College and monitors its progress. The educational leadership and management of the College is entrusted to the Principal - Mr Ross Whelan.
The purpose of our Prep program is to prepare the children for Kindergarten. To enrol in our Prep program children must turn 4 by the 30th April. The structured program that is taught is based on the Early Stage One Curriculum which dovetails into the Kindergarten program. The children will be prepared for the formal learning that will take place in the following year. The teachers are trained educators with many years experience in Early Childhood.
The children acquire the skills needed for writing and also basic mathematical concepts. They learn to listen, follow directions, work as a group and to socialise with others. They learn through play, language activities as well as more formal activities. They learn basic sounds and sightwords when they are ready. The program gradually becomes more challenging as the year progresses.
The children will have been taught all the prerequisites to the Kindergarten program at the College. While no formal testing will be carried out, important information that will be helpful for their Kindergarten teacher can be passed on. If a child has a specific learning need, either extra support or extension activities, this will have been detected and the Kindergarten teachers will be able to incorporate those needs.
Transition to school will be easier as the child will be used to the rules and routines of the College. They will participate in all the College activities such as Easter Hat Parade, Grandparents Day and other College events. They will be used to the playground and the facilities such as the Auditorium, Library, Sporting Fields, etc. Children will feel part of our College family, whether they are siblings or new families to the College and both you and your child will begin to form relationships with the staff and families from the College.
Good homework is stimulating and challenging. It is the teacher's task to craft homework activities that students will enjoy doing. Good homework consolidates learning at College. Good homework develops lifelong habits. Ill-conceived or too much homework is counterproductive. Students need time to play sport, to learn musical instruments and just to relax.
The College strives to get this balance right. It is important that parents and their child's teachers talk together early in the year to understand each other's expectations. All homework should be marked and students given appropriate feedback.
In Years 7 to 12, homework is complemented by formal assignments. The details of these are printed in a booklet which is issued to each student/family at the beginning of the year.
The College encourages parents to become acquainted with their child's teachers from the beginning of each year and to take advantage of each of the formal occasions in which teachers make themselves available for interviews on students' progress. The timing of these varies according to the Year in which the student is enrolled.
Parents may also make appointments to see individual teachers throughout the year.
In Years 7 to 12, the student diary is used by teachers to convey messages to parents and may be used by parents to respond.
As the College grows, the number of areas served by local bus companies is increasing. Please check Transport for the most up to date bus service links.
Direct Bus Service
The College offer a direct bus service to the areas of; Chipping Norton, Moorebank, Wattle Grove, Holsworthy, Sandy Point, Pleasure Point, Voyager Point,Hammondville, Bardia, Denham Court, Edmonson park and Willowdale. Please contact email@example.com for further details and availability.