Each student is motivated to achieve their personal best
The teaching of students, including those most intellectually capable, is the responsibility of all teachers in the School.
Our goal is for all students to be immersed in a learning environment that ensures they encounter regular challenges and content which is appropriately difficult and paced. Within each classroom teachers differentiate their lessons to cater for the range of student abilities. This may involve clustering of the most able students within classrooms, as well as students following differentiated programs and/or completing assessment tasks tailored to their ability level.
Within subject areas where there is a particularly wide range of abilities, classrooms are streamed to provide a learning environment that is more tailored to students’ abilities and needs.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our staff and support their continued development through the provision of professional learning opportunities. In this way, our staff model the culture of lifelong learning that we encourage our students to embrace. In 2015, we developed a unique custom-designed professional learning program, that has been adopted by staff in both the Preparatory and Senior Schools. This program was designed to give teachers the relevant theory regarding differentiation within the classroom and to provide clear structure to the appropriate planning and pedagogy for our most able students, as well as for their pastoral care.
By ensuring that all our teachers are able to support all the boys in their classes, we can ensure that a whole-school approach to the education of our students is adopted.
In addition to the provisions made within each classroom to enable students to be challenged and to achieve to their potential, Christ Church Grammar School provides a range of co-curricular opportunities, enabling students to pursue areas of particular interest.
The majority of these opportunities are open-entry. High-performing students and those with high potential may also be selected to take part in more specialised or targeted co-curricular opportunities.
Open-entry co-curricular options include, but are not limited to:
- Music Ensembles
- Mock Trials
- Many competitions including ICAS Science, Computational and Algorithmic Thinking, Bebras Australia Computational Thinking Challenge, STEM Challenge.