A BALANCED APPROACH THAT BUILDS CAPACITY
Our College is committed to achieving high standards and learning outcomes for every student, by building strong foundational knowledge and skills, and growing every individual’s capacity to learn and think critically.
We do this by providing a balanced pedagogical approach including explicit direct instruction and inquiry learning. Our teaching and learning framework, based on our core values, aims to develop, from the youngest of ages, the learning dispositions, habits of mind and character traits that will equip them for success throughout their school journey and beyond.
LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS
Pre-Kindergarten is the first step in your child’s educational journey. At Leppington Anglican College we believe it is a wonderful privilege to nurture your child’s learning journey through their early childhood years.
The foundations laid at this stage, are crucial to a child’s development. It is through these building blocks that children form who they are as individuals. It is our belief that every person is a unique creation of God, and we aim to develop each child’s spiritual, physical, social and cognitive characteristics to build a strong foundation for successful learning.
Our classes have a maximum of 22 students, with options for a two-, three-, or five-day program. Children are taught by a qualified Primary teacher in a stimulating environment which encourages play and inquiry, balanced with explicit teaching in key learning areas (including pre-literacy and numeracy).
JUNIOR LEARNING COMMUNITY (YEARS K-4)
BEGINNING WITH THE END IN MIND
The Junior Years (Years K-4) are the key to children becoming life-long learners.
Students learn well when they are part of a safe, supportive environment and where they are known, valued and nurtured.
Our students enjoy learning in modern, flexible, and well-resourced facilities and are taught and cared for by one core teacher. We aim to help them grow in confidence by building strong foundational knowledge and skills, developed through explicit, direct instruction, and to ignite their passion for learning by building their cognitive capacity and critical thinking through active, ‘hands-on’ and inquiry learning.
Throughout their time in the Junior school, students enjoy specialist lessons in language, music, sport and creative and performing arts. Our goal is to develop increasingly independent and interdependent learners who have the knowledge, skills and understanding to embrace an ever-changing world and transition them smoothly into our Middle School.
MIDDLE LEARNING COMMUNITY (YEARS 5-8)
CONTINUING WITH CONFIDENCE
The Middle Years (Years 5-8) are a critical time where young people are forming their identity and discovering their purpose and passions.
Our middle school approach provides a seamless transition between the Junior and Senior School, with a core teacher being the key provider of pastoral care and a range of specialist teachers collaborating to provide broad contextual learning experiences.
This evidence-based, student-centred approach, focuses on the processes of learning, encouraging greater participation and active support for students to take risks. Through problem, project and inquiry-based learning, elective choices, and curriculum integration our students are actively engaged and grow in confidence as learners.
SENIOR LEARNING COMMUNITY (YEARS 9-12)
PREPARING FOR LIFE
The Senior Years (Years 9-12) are where our young people really mature in character of heart and of mind.
With an academically rigorous and challenging learning environment, students benefit from more opportunities to utilise their personal interests and skills in their formal studies.
Positive relationships with teachers are essential at this time, and our dedicated and talented Christian staff provide the pastoral care and mentorship needed to support our senior students
Our College’s Christ-shaped values of Courage, Humility, Inquiry, Self-Discipline, and teamwork, begin to flourish in our students as they enjoy the challenges of outdoor education, leadership opportunities, service learning and peer-support programs.
The Senior School experience aims to prepare our young men and women for a dynamic and changing workforce, so they might fulfill our College mission ‘to serve with passion and purpose in God’s world’.