Fo­cus is firmly on growth

A place where ev­ery child thrives

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - SCHOOL OF THE WEEK -

ST AU­GUS­TINE’S of­fers a high-qual­ity Catholic ed­u­ca­tion in a nur­tur­ing en­vi­ron­ment for chil­dren from Kin­der­garten to Year 6.

The aca­demic pro­gram is de­signed to not only teach the fun­da­men­tals but also to en­gage and de­velop ev­ery child’s in­di­vid­ual learn­ing.

The fo­cus is firmly on growth for ev­ery child, in all ar­eas.

In their class spaces stu­dents are en­cour­aged to ques­tion, ex­plore and creatively de­velop so­lu­tions to prob­lems in the world to­day and into the fu­ture.

Ex­cep­tional teach­ers guide chil­dren ev­ery step of the way on their ed­u­ca­tional jour­ney.

St Au­gus­tine’s pro­vides a nur­tur­ing and car­ing en­vi­ron­ment where ev­ery child is im­por­tant and val­ued.

Each Year 6 stu­dent has a Kin­der­garten buddy and over the year the older chil­dren men­tor and sup­port the tran­si­tion to ‘big school’, hav­ing a lunch to­gether or shar­ing a book or just be­ing a friend.

A ‘Buddy Bench’ also pro­vides a place where any child can go and have a chat with our ‘ros­tered on’ older stu­dents.

All stu­dents par­tic­i­pate in a re­silience and growth pro­gram that boosts men­tal health and well-be­ing.

The school is also a place of amaz­ing op­por­tu­nity.

There are highly de­vel­oped mu­sic and drama pro­grams and se­nior chil­dren have the op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in the school mu­si­cal.

Ev­ery child par­tic­i­pates in PE and sport each week with gym­nas­tics, swim­ming, ath­let­ics and dance among the favourites. Lunchtime clubs of­fer the chance to pur­sue a wide va­ri­ety of in­ter­est ar­eas such as chess, robotics, gar­den­ing and yoga to name just a few.

Pho­tos: Con­trib­uted

ST AU­GUS­TINE’S: Where ev­ery child is im­por­tant and val­ued.

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