Driving learning at Christian Brothers College (CBC) is the commitment to challenge students to think independently and draw on a variety of techniques to help them understand information.
At CBC, we respect the dignity of each student and are committed to knowing his story as a person and learner. Our learning environments are friendly, happy, and flexible places exhibiting engaging, interactive, and positive approaches to learning.
Driving learning at CBC is the commitment to challenging students to think independently and draw on a variety of techniques to help them understand information. Across both the Junior and Senior Campuses, informing teaching and learning is the Australian Curriculum (ACARA), Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), CESA ’s Live, Lead, and Learn Framework, and the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). In the Senior Years, students are also provided with the opportunity to engage in a large suite of Vocational Education and Training (VET) pathways.
We appreciate that there is a wide and varied range of needs and personalities in each and every classroom, therefore we provide layers of support to ensure each child is given the opportunities to excel in their own unique way.
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At the Junior Campus, all students are assessed annually for literacy, reading, and mathematical understanding to ensure that education addresses the needs of each child as an individual.
Testing in core learning areas of Reading (PAT-R) and Mathematics (PAT-M) enables educators to identify those who require additional support and those who excel. Students with gaps in literacy are supported through MultiLit small group intervention programs to ensure our boys develop the necessary Literacy skills needed in their later schooling years. Those students who like to be challenged are encouraged to participate in our Gifted and Talented program.
Gifted and Talented students in Years 7, 8, and 9 experience a modified timetable whereby they are provided with an extended and broadened version of the curriculum taught by either the Gifted and Talented coordinator or Senior teachers.
Through this program, students are invited to participate in a wide range of state and national competitions in Mathematics, Sciences, and Technologies.
Students identified as Gifted and Talented in Year 10 experience a modified timetable whereby they are provided with an extended and broadened version of the curriculum taught by the Gifted and Talented coordinator.
Students identified as Gifted and Talented in Years 11 and 12 receive timetabled mentoring by a high-achieving University student to consolidate knowledge and understanding while also preparing them for their examinations.
Senior Study Group sessions are held in the Centre of Innovation and Learning on select evenings, the free Senior Study Group sessions are available for Year 11s and 12s to consolidate their learning.
After School Hours Study Group sessions are free and are held after school in the Senior Campus library several days each week. Students can access tutoring support from University students and teachers to complete school work. At the Junior Camps, Homework Club is offered once a week for Year 6 students. Students can access these sessions which are facilitated by Year 6 teachers.
The College employs a range of Educational Support Officers who are arranged by teachers to support students of all levels with their learning. Teachers request in-class support depending on the nature of the task or when noticing trends in their learners to provide targeted support or extension.