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Community Satisfaction Survey 2021

At The ϲֱ’s School we have a culture of and commitment to continuous improvement.  Receiving feedback from our community is an important element of this process, which we undertake annually through the Community Satisfaction Survey. 

Thank you to our community who have provided important feedback on our three ϲֱ’s distinctives of Academic Excellence, Character Development and Christian Community. 

We are pleased to now bring you a ϲֱsCast episode that shares an overview of the 2021 Community Satisfaction Survey. 

ϲֱsCast 2021 Episode 8: McCrindle Community Satisfaction Survey [Audio]

Academic excellence

ϲֱ is recognised for the academic successes of our students, and has become one of the highest achieving non-selective schools through our commitment to academic excellence.

During their senior school years, boys build on the solid foundations of primary schooling, enriching their learning and strengthening their skills. Our focus is on delivering authentic learning experiences that develop young men to take their place in the workforce or go on to further studies.

quality of mind

Our School motto, ‘Fortiter et Fideliter‘ empowers our students to be brave learners, to take risks, to fail and as a result, develop resilience.

Students need to be able to make a positive impact on their surroundings, influence the future, understand others’ intensions, actions and feelings, and anticipate the short- and long-term consequences of their actions in order that they might graduate as global thought leaders, with Christian wisdom and integrity for a world in need.

The Senior School offers the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) curriculum organised into three stages:

  • Stage 4 (Years 7 and 8)
  • Stage 5 (Years 9 and 10)
  • Stage 6 (Years 11 and 12)

The wide range of courses caters for different interests and ability levels, and boys are encouraged to choose courses appropriate to their needs and which will help build on their abilities.

The current curriculum and courses offered are structured according to these three stages of learning and include a wide range of subjects and interests.

ϲֱ’s currently offers more than 45 HSC subjects. Students can specialise in a particular area or choose a diverse combination of subjects. Marks come from a combination of internal assessments and external HSC examinations, as well as major projects and performances in specialist subjects.

The School also offers access to VET courses at TAFE. Vocational Education and Training courses offered through TAFE will count towards the HSC and will also lead to qualifications recognised across a range of industries. Students may choose to enrol in both ATAR framework and non-ATAR framework courses.

Success for each student at ϲֱ’s is to feel a sense of rigour, motivation, achievement and enjoyment from what they are learning by acknowledging their learning needs, strengths, interests and goals.

The Enrichment and Extension opportunities at ϲֱ’s endeavours to ensure that the needs of all our students are met through varied and rigorous classroom and co-curricular experiences.

A team of specialised Educational Support Services (ESS) teachers work collaboratively with staff to enable boys to develop their full academic, social and emotional potential. ESS supports students to consolidate their literacy skills and students with English as a second language.

Students can achieve both HSC and a nationally recognised Certificate II or Certificate III in their area of interest. VET courses can be combined traineeship or apprenticeship and are are designed to provide students with dual pathway opportunities to either fast track their university studies or prepare them for immediate trade-related employment.

Courses are available on campus in Business Services and Primary Industries, and a broad range of other courses are available through partnership with TAFE. Students may be eligible for an ATAR (depending on their pattern of study).

The Senior Library staff provide a welcoming and dynamic learning environment that empowers students to be collaborative, curious, creative, critical, and competent users of information, and to be engaged readers.

Located on the top level of the Centre for Learning and Leadership, the Library is a well-resourced and dynamic space with flexible learning areas dedicated to reading, maker education, individual study, and group work. The Library is also home to The ϲֱ’s Institute and the Professional Learning Centre for staff. These spaces cater for formal classes, informal use by students and staff, and co-curricular activities that include the Reading and Writing Clubs, and the MakerPlace

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