As a Christ-centred learning community we shape our teaching around what it means to be created by God for relationship with him, each other and caring for his world. We foster growth in a safe and inclusive community that reflects the love demonstrated by Jesus on the cross.
Teaching and Learning
We provide a rigorous, well-balanced and comprehensive education that is both relevant and engaging for students who aim to take their place in a rapidly changing world. Our curriculum meets the challenges of national benchmark testing and also performance by students in national competitions. Our students gain excellent Higher School Certificate results that give them a wide range of choice for their post-secondary educational pathways. To view these results, please refer to the Annual Report.
We're very interested in how students learn – we strive to bring the best out of each student. We try to make the teaching and learning relationship as effective as possible through:
- Maintaining teaching and learning as a key focus
- Differentiating the curriculum to meet the wide range of student interests, abilities and preferred learning modes
- Providing students quality feedback
- Developing our teachers and leaders as classroom practitioners
- Coordinating the professional learning of our staff across the College
- Inducting new teachers to the College with this culture
- Encouraging teachers to achieve accreditation levels.
The College Executive work closely in a variety of areas including parent information, developing teaching, learning and assessment strategies and preparing for NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) inspections, as well as assisting teachers, Heads of Department, Leaders of Learning and other members of the College Executive to achieve excellence in the performance of their various teaching and learning roles.
Gifted and Talented
Arndell Anglican College organises programs and activities to promote interest and excitement in learning for all students in the area of their talents especially through encouraging teachers to provide extension activities in classes and organising interest days, special excursions, co-curricular activities and special interest groups.
Arndell Anglican College provides services to students who have difficulty with one or more aspects of their learning. These include:
- Special provisions for examinations
- One to one tutorials for reading, writing and numeracy
- Small group learning to build social skills, discussion skills and refine assessment tasks
- In class help for students to enable them to learn in a class situation
- Assisting teaching staff to scaffold worksheets, assessment tasks and examinations to make tasks accessible to all students
- Running special programs for students who have significant delay in reading, writing and numeracy
- Organising and training peer tutors to assist other students in class and examinations
- Organising ongoing professional development for staff to assist in the understanding of all students’ classroom needs.