Teaching and Learning

At Macquarie, all of our teaching staff are passionate professionals.

Our teachers endeavour to provide an enriching learning setting for each student. Staff consistently reflect on and revise practice, using a variety of data to assess each student’s needs. This student feedback is then used to create customised learning solutions for our students.

Our Advanced Learning Centre (ALC) is a space where students can learn in a more flexible environment. Our teachers within the ALC use a holistic approach to cross-curricular knowledge. The aim of the ALC is to deliver content to students who are excelling in order to extend them beyond the level of a mainstream classroom. Content is compacted and delivered in a fast paced, student centred learning environment.

Our Independent Learning Centre (ILC) is designed to assist students who have additional learning needs. Our teachers assess individual student needs and apply for tailored support for students accordingly. This includes methods such as scheduling teacher’s aide time, mentoring by senior students and partnering with external agencies.

Macquarie has a One to One Learning policy, where each student from Years 5-12 brings their own device to school. The program allows for a transfer in the ownership of learning to students by providing them with the opportunity to collaborate, communicate and research on a global level in real time. Personalised technology allows our teachers to deliver lessons using various teaching styles which range from setting specific online tasks to giving open-ended tasks where students are expected to find the solution independently. The One to One Learning program provides students with access to expanded, global resources and content but also gives students the opportunity to take ownership of their learning and approach to creative problem solving.

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