Our student centred approach responds to the changing world and the challenges, needs and developing maturity of emerging adolescents. It provides a broad, connected teaching and learning program which engenders a spirit of inquiry and fosters creative and critical thinking.
The professional practice of our Middle Years teachers includes rigorous planning and preparation to produce engaging and authentic lessons. The General Capabilities of the Australian Curriculum play a significant role in our teaching and learning program which is project based, relevant and challenging. We want to inspire our students to take responsibility for their learning, be positive risk takers and achieve personal excellence.
As a Kildare Ministries school our core values provide the foundation on which we base all teaching and learning. Well-being for learning is at the core and underpins everything that happens at Kildare College. Our focus on pastoral care is explicit, implicit and embedded in all learning experiences. We believe this equips young women to act with a strong sense of justice and compassion.
Core learning in the Middle Years will occur across two integrated subjects.
Inquiry based learning focuses on teaching skills not knowledge. Students take ownership of their own learning, going beyond memorising facts and content, toward meaningful research. By teaching the skills of observation, analysis, collaboration and problem solving across different learning areas students make connections between their world and what they are learning at school.
As part of the vision, staff at the College are committed to: