wellbeing and welfare
Academic Excellence is not just about our ‘high flyers’, although Scots All Saints College achieves excellent HSC results, regularly ranking amongst the highest achieving schools in regional NSW and highest in the Central West. Academic excellence is about encouraging all of our students and helping them to meet their full potential. We aim to equip students with as much knowledge as possible, as well as developing a life-long love of learning that will launch them successfully into the world beyond school.
It is the mission of Scots All Saints College to develop informed, compassionate and confident men and women of faith, who will flourish as global-minded citizens, where they will have the courage to make a real and positive difference in our community. Our focus is on the wellbeing and welfare of our students.
While we celebrate academic excellence, and it is a key focus, it is to some extent a side-benefit of the care and support given to our students. In a nurturing environment, our students are able to achieve to their potential so that at every ability level students excel in their studies. Performance is tracked over time in order to develop individual students so they can meet their academic potential. The evidence for this seen in our academic results in both NAPLAN and the Higher School Certificate as well as other interschool state-based and national challenges our students may choose to participate in.
Scots All Saints aspires to achieve excellence in teaching and learning practices for all students from Kindergarten to Year 12 through:
- Collecting information has a positive impact on processes leading to good academic outcomes.
- Teacher reflection on data – NAPLAN, tracking, ATAR, HSC Results Analysis.
- Feedback and individual student support and extension learning and development plans.
Quality and best practice teaching
- Focus on students, supported by resources and quality teachers.
- Professional development and learning centre for best practice teaching practices.
Progressives structures which best support age appropriate learning, growth and development in exciting environments
- Preparatory School on campus in the Junior School learning environment provides a confident start to Kindergarten.
- Middle School supports smooth transition from Junior School to Senior School
- Transition from one teacher to several teachers in a progressive manner.
- Flexible structures – Project work, “normal” work, staff and student collaboration.
- Indoor, outdoor and collaborative learning spaces.
- Connected, integrated approach between KLAs.
Supportive pastoral care
- The delivery of research-based Student Wellbeing and Support Services.
- A focus on wellbeing supports students to do their best academically.