A quality education is one of the greatest advantages a young person can have in today’s highly competitive environment. People today need to have significant capabilities in the twenty-first century technology as well as an ability to impart knowledge and a capacity to develop as a lifelong learner. Skills obtained in our nurturing environment will enable students to take their place in society as confident and independent adults with strong values and competitive labour market skills.
To achieve these aims, learning should be exciting, active and dynamic, enabling students to develop as a whole: emotionally, physically, spiritually and mentally. Our teachers recognise that all students are unique, and programs, units of work and assessments are developed to encompass the diverse needs of all students. Students are expected to contribute thoughtfully and co-operatively to the learning environment, aiming to work to the best of their ability at all times.
All students are encouraged to explore the Christian faith, and Christian Education is a compulsory requirement at Rouse Hill Anglican College. Chapel is part of our Christen Education program and is held once a week in year groups.
Technology and ICT are a significant part of our curriculum and computer laboratories and laptops are available throughout the College for classroom use. Students across Senior School are encouraged to BYOD and students in Year Seven in 2015 will be required to purchase and use an iPad for learning.
The Australian Curriculum is gradually being introduced across all areas of the curriculum as per the NSW Education Standards Authority guidelines. The general capabilities that are addressed across all subject areas are:
- Critical and creative thinking
- Ethnical understanding
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
- Intercultural understanding
- Personal and social capability