Our Learning Communities
We do not ask students to be the best, but rather, to be their best.
We have a vision to transform the life opportunities of our students by identifying their individual potential and seeking rapid improvement in all learners.
Part of the plan for achieving this vision is by shaping the way we deliver learning. For this reason we have shaped our Prep – Year 12 curriculum around three student communities:
Each community also has its own Coordinator of Teaching and Learning. The curriculum, learning environment and student activities reflect the goals set for each community, striving to make significant differences to our students’ learning experiences and outcomes.
- Become critical thinkers, problem solvers and effective learners
- Apply a robust Christian perspective and biblically based worldview
- Grow as faithful followers of Christ, seeking to serve their Saviour and others
- View their education as a rich, staged journey from Prep to the HSC
- Learn valuable leadership and collaboration skills
- Experience the curriculum through investigation, inquiry, and application
- Develop the character and habits needed for success in life
- Build the skills to tackle complex ideas, problems, and texts
- Value deliberate, sustained effort
Our captain and vice-captain are ambassadors for Calderwood Christian School. They actively promote and reflect our values through their own actions and activities with the student community.
- They learn how to represent our school in the wider community
- The captains are responsible for fostering strong Christian character amongst the senior students
- They, along with all Years 11 and 12 students take-on leadership roles such as planing, running and leading Friday morning assemblies
The council representatives think about events that will bring fun and raise interest in a specific cause. The members also learn how to conduct their duties and leadership in a democratic way.
The student council represents the student perspective. They work together as a team to discuss matters of interest to the student community.
They plan two big events a year, for example:
- Thanksgiving Week
- Grandparents’ Day
- Jeans for Genes
- Batter 4 Better fundraiser for TEAR projects
They raise students’ awareness of big issues in the world, for example:
- Evangelism, and