Enrolling K-12, 2017 "Best Performing Independent School in Southwest Sydney"


Learning and Teaching

Enabling Students to progress and realise their full potential is at the heart of everything we do through the distinctive, sincere and continuous practice of Christian love, service and humility which provides students with the opportunity to develop and display a high moral standard. Our students are challenged to strive to achieve excellence and success in all areas of the curriculum by attaining their full potential, having confidence in who they are as Christian individuals and becoming active participants in Church and the Australian community. We encourage our students to develop skills in Coptic Orthodox studies which will make them effective and reflective lifelong learners.
The deeply integrated curriculum aims to enhance the learning experience and make it relevant for the students.

An Enrichment Curriculum for all

Our school curriculum is underpinned by the values that are dear to our school. The curriculum is the means by which the school achieves its objective of educating children in the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need in order to lead fulfilling lives.

These are the main values of our school, upon which we have based our curriculum:

We value the way in which all children are unique, and our curriculum promotes respect for the views of each individual child, as well as for people of all cultures. We value the spiritual and moral development of each child, as well as their intellectual and physical growth.

We value the importance of each person in our community. We organise our curriculum so that we promote co-operation and understanding between all members of our community.

We value the rights enjoyed by each person in our society. We respect each child in our school for their uniqueness, and we treat all with fairness and honesty. We aim to enable each pupil to be successful, and we provide equal opportunities for all the children in our school.

We value our environment, and we aim, through our curriculum, to teach respect for our world, and how we should care for it for future generations, as well as our own.

St Markâ??s Junior School aims to meet the individual needs of the child, irrespective of age, aptitudes, abilities and interests of that child. Special attention is given to those with ESL(English as a Second Language) learning difficulties and disabilities and gifted education needs.

ILPâ??s (Individual Learning Plans)YearTwo4

Each student in the Junior School is individually assessed and catered for according to their individual needs. This is called an ILP (Individual Learning Plan). An ILP identifies the studentâ??s specific learning expectations and outlines how the school will address these expectations through appropriate accommodations, program modifications and/or alternative programs as well as specific instructional and assessment strategies. The learning program provided for the student is modified on the basis of the results obtained through
continuous assessment and evaluation. Our teachers work closely with parents and liaise with trained professionals, to maximise each childâ??s potential.

Parent Partnership
We aim to work in partnership with our parents to provide the highest quality education possible for all of our children. We will welcome your involvement and will encourage you to take an active role in your childâ??s education.
You will receive regular communication about your childâ??s progress. Parents will also be consulted and kept informed of all of the schoolâ??s developments. Parents will be provided with semester reports on their childâ??s progress. We also provide weekly opportunities for parents to speak to their class teacher at the end of the school day.
There are also structures in place for parents to have greater involvement in the school.

Leadership and Service
Junior School students are encouraged to develop the Leadership skills and to aspire to special positions of responsibility. The Junior School captains, house leaders and School Representative Council (SRC) provide invaluable leadership and service opportunities. The students in Kindergarten who must remember to put their hat on before going outside to play; the Junior School Class Captains and SRC monitors; the Year 6 House Captains and those with responsibility in Music, Sport and Social Work, all develop the confidence to take the lead.


Bishop Pope Tawadros II

HG Bishop Daniel-HH Pope Tawadros II

Verse of the Day

Ephesians 4:29
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

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