Kincoppal-Rose Bay seeks to provide students ELC-12 with challenging and intellectually rigorous learning opportunities in an environment where each can develop academically, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.
The School's teaching and learning approach aims to:
- Build life-long independent learning skills to support individual development
- Develop cutting edge technological skills for 21st century learning and innovation
- Provide opportunities for creativity, learning and exploration beyond the classroom
- Create effective communication between teachers, pastoral teachers, students and parents through the ELC-12 Student Tracking Program.
Our personalised learning philosophy is evidenced by our commitment to achieving the highest academic goals for every student as we encourage our students to take responsibility for their own learning.
Our education approach acknowledges that student learning is enhanced through the integration of ICT. All teaching programs from ELC-12 have a strong focus on the use of technology within and beyond the classroom.
Students in the Senior School have their own notebook computers and they experience one to one access to technology through the KRB Learning Advantage Program. These students benefit from anywhere, anytime access to technology for learning.
Gifted and Talented Program
The Gifted and Talented Program offers students opportunities for acceleration and enrichment. There is an emphasis on careful diagnosis, collaborative planning between staff, parents and students, and regular review of all courses of study. The students’ social and emotional needs are particularly taken into account, as well as their individual interests, strengths and goals. Students ELC-12 have opportunities for full grade acceleration, single subject acceleration, special interest projects, mentoring, program and assessment differentiation, and access to external competitions such as Da Vinci and Tournament of the Minds.
A dedicated Learning Support Team monitors students with specific learning needs from ELC-12. Specialist staff work within the classroom, in partnership with the classroom teacher, to support student learning. Class work can be differentiated and individual programs devised in partnership with students, parents and staff. Individual attention for students with specific literacy or numeracy difficulties can be provided in the less formal atmosphere of the Homework Centres that run four afternoons each week within the Junior and Senior School Libraries. Here the students have regular access to teachers from each faculty of the school, as well as to the Individual Learning Programs Coordinator.