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What is the pedagogical philosophy of All Saints’ College?

At All Saints’ College, our primary aim is to encourage each student to be a self-confident, inquiring, tolerant, positive, well-rounded person with an independent perspective on diverse, deep and pertinent issues, past, current and future.

In our Junior School we adopt an integrated inquiry approach to teaching and learning as we believe this empowers the students and enables them to develop thinking skills and problem-solving strategies. Creativity and critical thinking are key components of the rich and varied curriculum offered with an emphasis on students becoming increasingly independent learners as they move through Years 3 to 6. We value the risks students take in their learning as we believe it is through ‘having a go’ and not being afraid to fail and make mistakes, (what we know here as flearning) that students become engaged and reflective learners, able to apply their skills and knowledge to real life problems and investigations.

We tailor the curriculum program based on the interests of our young people and collect the responses and observable data from the children for future planning. By truly listening to your child and using routines to make their thinking visible, provides us with the insight to personalise their learning journey at the College. While we personalise learning in each class, at times in order to meet a child’s unique needs we tailor the curriculum across year levels, and link learning to organisations beyond the College.

Along your child’s journey across the Junior School they are able to choose ‘Passion Projects’ that celebrate and complement their strengths and select these from a wide range of cocurricular and specialist programs.

To this end, in Senior School, our learning programs are deliberately constructed to be student-centred, differentiated, embedded in technology, challenging and rigorous. Individual pathways are planned, personalised, monitored and assessed so that the learning needs of each student are met in an environment that is supportive and affirming.

 

Our ‘ATAR Plus’ approach recognises - while the vast majority of ASC students strive to achieve the highest possible ATAR and are frequently amongst the top-performing students in the nation - the College’s role in ‘brokering’ for students a range of pathways, whether General, Enterprise or Hybrid Gateway Pathway.

Students on a Gateway pathway are able to select a combination of five General / ATAR Courses or study less than five courses and complete a minimum Certificate II. Our programs are highly individualised, which allows each student to take greater agency of their learning and uncover their full potential. Students can achieve this Australia Quality Framework Certificate at the College, at TAFE, a Private RTO, online, or as part of a School-based Traineeship. All of which contribute to the student’s Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).

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All Saints’ College attracts and retains high quality teachers, further enhancing its exceptionally strong academic profile. Our teachers are consistently and purposefully professionally developed in order to deliver diverse and superior teaching and learning practices.

All Saints’ College students experience academic challenge and rigour throughout their time at the College. Extension programs have evolved from ‘best practice’ gifted and talented programs. Support classes are offered to those students who require academic help and one-on-one small group encouragement and guidance.

All Learning Areas and courses across each year group offer academic support in either before-school or after-school sessions. For those students who desire the support of a supervised homework program, our Homework Café operates Monday to Thursday until 5.00pm. This is a structured and quiet place where students can work, in the secure knowledge that a teacher is available for help and guidance. 

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