Ravenswood Schoolfor Girls News:
Reaping the rewards of the IBDP
Ravenswood is a Uniting Church K-12 School located at Gordon, approximately 20 minutes from Sydney city. The school focuses on producing well-rounded individuals through an exceptional academic education where each student receives individual personalised attention to achieve their best, complemented with a broad range of opportunities in performing arts, sports, creative arts, speech, languages, academic clubs and an extensive outdoor education program. Students have the choice of HSC or IB as an exit credential. Over 54% of students graduating Year 12 achieved an ATAR of 90 or more. Most students go on to tertiary study with University of Sydney, University of NSW and University of Technology the most popular choices. Ravenswood offers boarding from Years 7-12.
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We have been developing our curriculum in the Junior School in order to prepare our students for the challenges of a constantly evolving global world.
There are frameworks in place to foster the development of this curriculum and these align with Positive Education and Visible Wellbeing. The first of these is compliance with the mandatory outcomes set down by The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
These, in turn, underpin the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate (PYP).
The most important aspect of the PYP is that students are encouraged to become active, lifelong learners. They work collaboratively with teachers and peers to plan, present and assess their own learning.
Teachers facilitate this by posing relevant, significant, challenging and engaging questions that promote active learning across different curriculum areas.
By linking subjects in context and providing a programme of structured inquiry we give purpose to learning and provide students with opportunities for critical and creative thinking. Lessons are characterised by differentiated activities tailored to meet the needs of individual children.
The IB Diploma Programme at Ravenswood continues to grow in popularity, with increasing numbers of students choosing the credential each year. The girls value the Diploma’s broad curriculum and the opportunity to become internationally-minded, critical thinkers. Ravenswood ensures the girls have access to the academic support and services required for strong learning outcomes, including a large number of specialist teachers with significant IB experience.