The Christ Church Classroom
The Christ Church classroom is warm, comfortable and a happy environment. It is physically and intellectually inspiring. Respect for teachers and students is paramount and there is an overwhelming sense of fairness and tolerance of individual difference.
Our classrooms are places of discovery and fun. The atmosphere is safe, secure and supportive and there is constant interaction through questioning, teamwork and group discussion.
Christ Church is an engaging and supportive learning environment that reaches well beyond the classroom. Teachers focus on stimulating young minds, developing problem solving skills and fostering enterprise. While the School prides itself on its ability to challenge and extend students it also sets realistic expectations so that all boys experience a sense of achievement and self worth.
Boys are taught the significance of teamwork and collaboration, skills that will be so important in their adult lives. At the same time they are encouraged to assume responsibility for their own learning and recognise that there are many occasions when one must be able to work independently.
The Senior School's academic program is broad based and balanced ensuring students are well prepared for their studies in Years 11 and 12. For more detailed information about the curriculum, click on one of the items in the menu to your left.
Vocational education courses and nationally accredited structured workplace learning opportunities are provided for boys seeking Technical and Further Education (TAFE) entry or apprenticeships.
Every year parents are provided with detailed information for planning appropriate courses of study with their sons.
From time to time parents have asked whether it is possible to choose their son’s subject teacher, particularly at Year 12. We pride ourselves on the quality of our staff and believe that every teacher provides a classroom environment that accommodates the needs of our boys. Consequently, we will not be accepting requests from parents relating to teacher choice. Where there are perceived issues these are best resolved through discussion involving the teacher concerned, the relevant department head and the Head of House, with a view to implementing a learning strategy that can resolve any problems that have emerged.