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MACQUARIE GRAMMAR SCHOOL


Founded in 2004, the school caters for local and international students. Its mission is to provide a liberal-based curriculum and prepare students for the HSC, pre-vocational and university education, and the workplace by providing quality education and fostering an enjoyment of and a respect for learning.

Facilities: General classrooms, Computer Laboratory, Visual Arts Workshop, etc.

Years 7 – 8: English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Visual Arts, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), Technology and Applied Science (TAS), Music , Chinese

Years 9 – 10 : English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Visual Arts, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), Commerce

Years 11- 12 : English– Standard/Advanced English, English Extention 1, English Extention 2, English as an Additional Language (EALD), Mathematics Standard 2, Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2, Science– Chemistry, Biology, & Physics, Business Studies, Legal Studies, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), Chinese Literature and Culture (For background speakers), Chinese Beginners, Japanese Beginners, Visual Arts, Information Processes Technology

Sport: A variety of sports is offered each term which include : netball, football, basketball, badminton, cricket, surfing, indoor rock climbing, gym, soccer, 10-pin bowling.

Student welfare: Tutor groups meet with their teacher daily and each student is assigned to a House. The school has a Director of Welfare, Student Services Officer and Homestay Officer who monitor and support domestic and international students.

Headmaster: Mr John Rekouniotis

Religion None
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment
Fees: Over 16k
Years 7 and 8 $16,000. Years 9 and 10 $17,000. Year 11 $18,000. Year 12 $18,000 (domestic students). Years 7 and 8 $27,800, Years 9 and 10 $28,800, Years 11 and 12 $29,800 (international students).
Phone
02 8228******* 02 8228 3022
Address 225 Clarence Street, Sydney 2000
Email
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enrolments@mgs.edu.au
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Home » Schools » ST ANDREW’S CATHEDRAL SCHOOL, SYDNEY

ST ANDREW’S CATHEDRAL SCHOOL, SYDNEY


Located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, St Andrew’s Cathedral School is an innovative, co-educational day school, providing students from Kindergarten to Year 12 with a strong academic program and extensive opportunities for involvement in sport, music, drama and outdoor education. One of the major attractions of St Andrew’s is the comprehensive student wellbeing program that seeks to enhance the social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of every student. A Christian framework focussing on character development ensures students are equipped to grow socially, emotionally and spiritually. Every student is known and valued, and the highly experienced staff provide the support necessary for students to thrive. The school is close to every city transport hub and Town Hall train station is only five minutes’ walk away. The Senior College is located in the Bishop Barry Centre, providing a tertiary-style campus tailored specifically to the learning needs of students in Years 10 to 12. The NSW Higher School Certificate and the highly regarded International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme are both offered as leaving credentials.

Facilities: St Andrew’s has state-of-the-art learning facilities and technologies that are designed to enrich and enhance learning. Purpose-built facilities include a dance studio, a performing arts theatre, a research centre and library, music practice rooms, a design and visual arts centre, a fitness centre, a unique rooftop playground and an indoor gymnasium. Versatile facilities provide an environment that is conducive to learning.

Electives Years 7 to 9: St Andrew’s utilises the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) framework for learning that is considered the best practice in junior secondary schools. Learning one of three languages is a key part of the MYP. Students can choose French, Mandarin Chinese or Spanish. In addition to essential NSW syllabus subjects, St Andrew’s Cathedral School offers Christian Studies, Technology and Applied Studies, Creative Arts and Technology, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Drama and Music.

Electives Years 11 to 12: HSC subjects offered include Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Design and Technology, Drama, Earth and Environmental Studies, Economics, Engineering Studies, English (Standard/Advanced), English as a Second Language, English Extension 1, English Extension 2, French (Continuers), Geography, History Extension, Industrial Technology – Timber, Japanese Beginners, Legal Studies, Mathematics (Standard/Advanced), Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2, Modern History, Music 1, Music 2, Music Extension, Personal Development Health and Physical Education, Physics, Science Extension, Society and Culture, Software Design and Development, Spanish Beginners, Spanish Continuers, Studies of Religion 1 and 2, Textiles and Design, Visual Arts.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme offers a broad range of subjects aimed at preparing students for tertiary study, with research and self-directed learning a key focus. The following are essential courses: a first language, a second language, a humanities subject, a science subject, Mathematics, a 4000-word extended essay, a service course and the Theory of Knowledge subject.

Sport: St Andrew’s Cathedral School provides sports activities for the full range of abilities. All students are encouraged to participate in at least one school sport to help develop a variety of skills, build personal confidence and develop socially and emotionally through team participation. The secondary school is a member of the Independent Sporting Association for inter-school competitions. Sporting facilities include The University of Sydney’s St Andrew’s Oval, which is the home venue for rugby, football, cricket and softball. The school uses other university facilities for basketball, tennis and netball. Students can also participate in cross-country running and skiing, fencing, hockey, swimming, water polo, mountain biking and dance. With so much sport being played and offered, each student can find a niche to excel, to represent the school with pride, or just partake and enjoy the fun of participating in a team sport.

Extra-curricular activities: St Andrew’s Cathedral School has an exceptional reputation for dramatic and musical excellence, with more than 40 music ensembles aimed at a range of skill levels, integrated with outstanding performance opportunities that include Cathedral events, musicals, interstate and international tours. Drama facilities include a theatre, open theatre-style classrooms and a fabulous performance space called Chapter House. There are annual drama productions for Middle School (Years 7–9) and Senior College (Years 10–12), as well as inter-school Theatresports competitions. Other activities within the school include debating, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, mock trial, chess, dance and numerous other clubs.

Student welfare and personal development: School houses constitute a major structural and pastoral role within the school, with each student a member of one of eight houses. Not only are houses used as the basis for internal competitions such as sport and debating, but they also provide the basis for the small tutor groups in the secondary school that meet weekly to assess individual academic and social development. This fosters a culture of care between students as they support one another both inside and outside of the classroom. The Specialised Learning Department strives to provide the best learning environment and resources for every student. The school welcomes those with specific learning needs, whether they are struggling in a particular area or are gifted and talented and need accelerated programs of learning. Professional counselling services are also offered.

Special features: The school takes advantage of its central city location to provide students with a rich diversity of external excursions and curriculum-based student experiences to complement conventional classroom teaching and learning, and provide practical, resourceful outcomes for all pupils. The school also has a challenging and rewarding outdoor education program, which students commence in Kindergarten. The program makes use of the school’s 90-hectare Kirrikee site in the Southern Highlands. In the secondary school, students can join one of many expeditions offered — hiking from Mount Kosciuszko to Bass Strait, canoeing along the Murray River, mountain biking in New Zealand and back-country skiing and snow camping. Every year, a variety of international tours are offered with various faculties.

From the school: St Andrew’s Cathedral School delivers learning that is relevant to the world in which students live and into which they will move as young adults when they graduate. Students’ learning extends beyond the classroom into the city’s institutions and facilities, which are on the school’s doorstep. St Andrew’s provides a nurturing environment that engages students and seeks to equip every student with the resources and skills needed to thrive. It strives to develop in students a strong sense of identity, resilience and connectedness in all areas of school life.

Head of School: Dr John Collier

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Religion Anglican
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment 1400 students
Fees: Over 16k
Ranges from $20,588 (Kindergarten) up to $35,100 (Year 12)
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9286 95******* 9286 9500
Address Sydney Square, Sydney 2000
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Home » Schools » SHIRE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

SHIRE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


From humble beginnings in 1977 with a vision to partner parents in the Christian education of their children, Shire Christian School has grown to become a renowned provider of outstanding Christian education, with over 880 students.

The school logo uses the words a firm foundation to indicate that the Bible thoroughly equips for every good work. The firm foundation the school is seeking to establish for each child also involves helping them to develop core knowledge and skills that will be a foundation for future learning.

To achieve these objectives, Shire Christian School offers extension opportunities and learning support programs for students with particular needs and invests greatly in the training and development of its teachers.

Students learn, achieve and thrive when they feel emotionally safe and supported at school. Shire Christian is known for how well it cares for its students and the school’s pastoral care program helps every child to learn to the best of their ability and feel loved and valued.
Junior School: Shire Christian has a vibrant Junior School (Prep to Year 6).

Secondary School: The school offers a wide choice of elective subjects in the Secondary School so that students can explore their areas of interest and achieve to the best of their ability in the HSC.

Sport: Shire Christian has a comprehensive sports program and seeks to offer students the best facilities and coaches available in the Sutherland Shire for the Friday sports program. A wide variety of gala days, including lesser known opportunities like horse riding, surfing competitions, golf and tennis competitions, occur across the year. The school offers an extensive gala day program and is part of the Christian Schools Sports Association (CSSA) and the Combined Independent Schools Sports Council (CIS), which provides talented students with a pathway through to national competition.

Welfare and personal development: Students are allocated to a gender-based Pastoral Care class in Year 7 and for the most part stay with this group of students and their Pastoral Care teacher for their journey through Secondary School. This means students are known well and supported by one teacher. Students meet with their pastoral care class and teacher on a daily basis. The pastoral care program provides students with an opportunity to develop an understanding of how the gospel applies to their daily lives, helping them to understand what it means to live well in God’s world. The program also includes camping experiences for students. The school has two psychologists and offers many other opportunities for personal development, mentorship and leadership.

Co-curricular activities: Debating, chess, mock trial, theatre sports, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, 10 different music ensembles, global awareness program, individual music lessons, peripatetic speech and drama, dance lessons, speech therapy, occupational therapy, CRU group.

Facilities: Synthetic futsal court, outdoor basketball, netball and volleyball courts, soccer field, tennis courts, cricket pitch and nets, large grass spaces, bush play area, architecturally designed infants and prep playground, newly renovated multipurpose hall with basketball and performing arts capabilities including retractable tired seating, Tiered Learning Centre, Information Resources Centre, large 4K interactive touch boards, connection to AARNet and gigabit internet, school managed student device program, newly renovated art rooms, 3D printer, laser cutter, two libraries, music rooms and studios, all classrooms airconditioned.

Principal: Mr Brett Hartley

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Religion None
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls
Enrolment 880 students
Phone
8525 51******* 8525 5111
Address 16A Allies Road, Barden Ridge 2234
Email
contact*******
contact@shirechristian.nsw.edu.au
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Home » Schools » John Monash Science School

John Monash Science School


Victoria’s first specialist senior secondary school for science, mathematics and associated technologies, JMSS was formed in 2010 as the result of a unique partnership between Monash University and the Victorian Department of Education. This school is for those with a passion for the sciences, who love a challenge and welcome every opportunity to learn.

The school’s growing outreach program includes work with students and teachers from remote locations in regional Victoria and outer-metropolitan Melbourne, as well as local primary schools. Community members are welcome to join students, teachers, parents and Monash academics for the annual Science Fair in October. Partnerships with several international specialist science schools enable students to collaborate, share research and build friendships with equally passionate students across the globe through exchanges and science fairs. JMSS is excited about opportunities available for teaching its contemporary curriculum online via Emerging Sciences Victoria (ESV)

Facilities: A state-of-the-art educational facility with open learning spaces, on the ground of Monash University’s Clayton campus in Melbourne’s south-east suburbs. Science laboratories and class areas are spacious, flexibly designed and ICT-rich, allowing small-group or whole-class problem solving, with up to 50 students and two teachers working together in a team-teaching environment.

Curriculum: JMSS has formed strong partnerships with researchers and academics in a broad mix of scientific fields at Monash University and CSIRO, sharing resources and expertise and ensuring the courses offered at JMSS are rich, challenging, contemporary and relevant. The curriculum at JMSS allows students to explore the cutting edge of scientific knowledge and understanding in the areas of physics, chemistry, biology, earth science, mathematics, engineering, biomedical science, geography and computer science. Many students access a university extension subject on the Monash campus alongside traditional Year 12 subjects.

Co-curricular activities: Every student has access to a range of co-curricular options including languages, music, the arts, community service, leadership, information technology and robotics, and sport. JMSS believes in a holistic education for all students, and the strong focus on personal wellbeing and empowerment, physical activity and leadership development is a feature of life for students at the school.

Student wellbeing: There is a strong support system at JMSS which underpins all learning. Each student has their own mentor teacher who will also remain with them during their time at JMSS, who is responsible for overseeing each student’s day-to-day progress and wellbeing. Students are allocated to one of four Houses, named after Australian scientists Fiona Wood, Tim Flannery, Elizabeth Blackburn and Peter Doherty. The school runs many House events and other programs designed to build confidence, connectedness and spirit within the community. The school has a well-developed mindfulness program to build resilience in students.

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Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 10 - Year 12
Enrolment 650 students
Email
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john.monash.ss@edumail.vic.gov.au
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Home » Schools » SCOTS ALL SAINTS COLLEGE

SCOTS ALL SAINTS COLLEGE


Scots All Saints College is a Presbyterian independent co-educational college for day and boarding students. Day students from Pre-Kindergarten (four-five year olds) to Year 12 day and boarding students from Year 6 to 12 on campus. Boarder parent accommodation on campus available form an affordable $20 per night.

Scots All Saints College is set over three beautiful campuses. The Senior Campus (Years 9 to 12) will be at the Scots campus. The Middle School (Years 5 to 8) and the Junior School (K to Year 4) will be accommodated on the All Saints Campus. Boarding will be located on the Scots Campus for both girls and boys from Years 6 to 12. Pre-Kindergarten is offered on both campuses.

Scots All Saints College aims to bring out the best in all its students. Scots All Saints College offers encouraging and dynamic programs to children of all abilities within a safe, picturesque country setting. With a wide range of subjects and co-curricular activities, the college gives every individual the opportunity and resources to grow — academically, culturally and socially. A new Performing Arts Academy offers all students a blended experience in music, drama, dance and media. A state-of-the-art STEM Innovation Centre with 6 learning labs for project-based collaborative learning is being built in 2020 and the first of its kind in regional NSW.

Facilities: Boys’ and girls’ boarding houses, agriculture complex, performing arts centre, multiple sports fields and ovals, natural and synthetic turf cricket pitches, a variety of sports courts, indoor sports complex, 25m indoor heated swimming pool, 25m outdoor swimming pool, computer laboratories, library, design and technology facilities, multi-purpose pavilion, horse boarding and equestrian.

Curriculum Years 7 to 10: English, Mathematics, Geography, LOTE, Commerce, Agriculture, Science, Music, Design and Technology, Drama, Visual Arts, Information Software Technology, Christian Studies and
PD/Health/PE.

Curriculum Years 11 and 12: English, Extension English 1 and 2, Mathematics, Extension Mathematics 1 and 2, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Design and Technology, Agriculture, Drama, Business Studies, Geography, Modern History, Ancient History, Studies of Religion, Visual Arts, PD/H/PE, Music, Music Extension, VET courses and LOTE distance courses in languages.

Sport: Cricket, rugby union, equestrian, soccer, girls’ hockey, tennis, swimming, basketball, cross-country running, netball, athletics, fitness training, touch football, indoor soccer.

Co-curricular activities: Cadets, debating, chess, drama, Pipes and Drums Band, concert band, string ensembles, private music lessons, choir, public speaking, equestrian team, musical productions, Rural Fire Service Cadets, highland dancing, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, Cattle Team.

Welfare and personal development: Scots All Saints College has introduced a new student wellbeing program across the college called Positive Education with leading international Positive Psychologist, Dr Paula Robinson training staff, students and parents.

Scholarships: Open annually for tuition and boarding from Term 4 to February across 5 categories of Academic, All-Rounder, Agriculture, Music, Pipes and Drums/Highland Dancing. Sibling discounts are available.

 

Head of College: Mr John Weeks.

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Religion Christian
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment Approximately 700 students
Fees: 4k - 8k
Day: $4900 (Kindergarten), $15,580 (Year 12) || Boarding: $20,780 Scholarships and sibling discounts are available
Phone
+ 61 2 ******* + 61 2 6331 3917
Address 70 Eglinton Road, Bathurst 2795
Email
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