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Learning at Christ Church

The Christ Church Pedagogy

It is the quality of teaching that makes the difference to a child’s educational outcomes. The Christ Church Pedagogy (our teaching methodology) is a product of extensive research, gained from classrooms across the globe, into what motivates boys and how boys learn best. It is at the forefront of all that we do, as we aspire to motivate every boy to achieve individual and collective excellence. Parents are invited to review the Christ Church Pedagogy in Action here and educators are welcome to review the more detailed Christ Church Pedagogy Case Studies here.

The following factors form the pillars of the School’s pedagogical framework:

  • Catering for individual differences

Research shows that boys learn multi-dimensionally. Christ Church teachers provide a range of ways for boys to learn a subject, so that boys’ individual differences in learning styles can be catered for.

  • Providing structure and feedback

Boys need boundaries to thrive, therefore our teachers deliver structured lessons with clear objectives, expectations and task stages to form a learning environment where each boy knows what to expect. By encouraging questioning, asking the right questions, leading students to their own answers and providing affirming and constructive feedback, boys have a sense of security and freedom to be themselves.

  • Enhancing personal bests

Christ Church teachers expect high standards, stretch boys’ abilities, set goals and coach students to persevere, which is key to discovering and enhancing their strengths and abilities. Healthy competition between boys is also encouraged to make the personal quest to achieving excellence, fun.