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Location Morpheme Vale, South Australia, Australia
Website http://www.woodcroft.sa.edu.au/
Email reception@woodcroft.sa.edu.au
Phone +61 8 8322 2333
Fax +61 8 8322 6656
Homestay program for international students

Woodcroft College is a coeducational, Anglican day school for students from Reception to Year 12. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, Woodcroft College offers the Primary Years Program (PYP) in the Junior School, the Middle Years Program (MYP) in the Middle School, and the Diploma (DP) in the Senior School. Senior School students may also choose the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) with its Vocational Education and Training (VET) pathway. The school aims to provide students with an excellent, all-round education in a Christian environment. The curriculum is broad and relevant, aimed at meeting the students' intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs. The school has a strong pastoral care focus, a broad extra-curricular program (involving outdoor education, sports, clubs, and performing arts) and an international focus, with annual student exchanges with Japan, Germany and Italy. Our students are our greatest ambassadors. Our staff are committed to ensuring that every child achieves their personal best. Through the benefits of the International Baccalaureate Programs, students are encouraged to take risks and acquire the lifelong skills of an independent learner. They will be encouraged and supported to excel in their studies, both personally and academically.

Primary Years Programme (PYP)

The Junior School provides young learners with the opportunity to learn and practise the essential social, emotional and problem solving skills they will need throughout their schooling. A major focus of our school is to develop positive self-esteem, helping young children feel confident about who they are, and to encourage them in their ability to take on the challenges of new learning in a caring and nurturing environment. From their first day at Woodcroft College Junior School, children are encouraged to ask questions, reflect on their learning, explore and research, and to take action through the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. Junior School students acquire and develop the skills of lifelong learners through exciting experiences both inside and outside the classroom. Teachers organise excursions and camps that require active participation and opportunities to see connections between knowledge, skills and life. Concerts, performances and assemblies also encourage students to take on new challenges and build important communication and presentation skills. Extra-curricular activities such Choir, Junior Band, Creative Movement, and Summer and Winter sports encourage students to broaden their interests and develop new skills and talents, while learning important ways to balance their work and play. Collaborative teaching and learning provides enrichment for all students and supports learning on a needs basis within the classroom in the areas of Literacy, Numeracy and an inquiry approach to learning through the LINC (Literacy, Inquiry, Numeracy and Collaboration) Program. Staff work in teaching teams to support classes by the provision of Collaborating Teachers or Collaborating Education Support Officers (ESOs) for all classes Reception to Year 5. Our Teacher-Librarian also supports inquiry learning in all classrooms. Every child receives extra support, greater variety with learning strategies, more mentoring possibilities, small groups and more extension opportunities as an added value outcome of collaborative teaching. Before students start in Reception, they have the opportunity to discover the Junior School through the benefits of the Pre-Entry Transition Program (TPs). This program helps to make the transition to school a smooth one for the child and family. Our Junior School is committed to laying a solid foundation to support all students in their learning throughout their educational journey from pre-school to Year 12.

Middle Years Programme (MYP)

The Middle School is committed to supporting young people through their adolescence. It encourages them to discover, explore and engage in their learning. Students in Years 6 to 9 develop life skills through our extensive outdoor education and pastoral care programs; discover the creative and performing arts; explore sporting and extra-curricular opportunities; investigate science and mathematical challenges; and serve others through their involvement in community service programs and student leadership. We cater for a wide range of student learning needs through the benefits of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP). It offers students a wide range of academic experiences that will help them develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need for their Senior School years and beyond. Students are encouraged to think globally and take risks with their learning. Academically-based activities and excursions complement and enrich their learning. Leadership opportunities help students to progress, not only academically, but socially and emotionally. Our pastoral care of students is highly regarded and solidly underpins our educational program. Our Middle School is committed to encouraging all students to achieve their personal best.

Diploma Programme

The Senior School is committed to nurturing the synergy between student, home and school. Communication and transparency are key as we work together to ensure a successful Year 10, 11 and 12 Senior School experience for students. At Woodcroft College, effort, resilience, drive and grit are qualities developed by highly committed and encouraging staff to ensure that each student achieves their personal best. These attributes serve students well while at school, but also prepare them for the future. Students are encouraged to unlock their passions and interests, and pursue their individual strengths. Extensive subject selection and career counselling are offered to each of our students to ensure they are well aware of their options and post-school choices. To cater for diversity, the Senior School offers students three curriculum pathways and an extensive range of subjects. Students can choose to undertake either the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD), the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), or Vocation Education and Training (VET) in SACE. Students wishing to pursue the (VET) pathway have an option in Year 10 to “Jump-Start” their vocational journey. Our pastoral care program is specifically designed to meet the needs of Senior School students. Year-specific programs give students information and strategies to support them during their transition into responsible adulthood. Our Senior School is committed to providing students with a holistic education, great opportunities, and a head start in life.

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