The thinking phase
As children become adolescents, their faculties for abstract reasoning are growing and the curriculum becomes more academic in response. Material is brought to the students in real-world physical scenarios and artistically-enriched ways.
Whether the activity is preparing food for a medieval banquet, studying and performing a Shakespearean Soliloquy, blacksmithing at the forge, surveying a plot of land using trigonometry, tending to the beehives, lifting a car with the power of pulleys, learning to use a sewing machine, assessing liquids for levels of acids and bases, creating a sculptural installation, participating in fencing lessons or hiking along the Overland Track, the students engage in a holistic education designed to stretch their capacities and challenge them in a variety of different ways.
In Secondary School, a Class Guardian stays with each class to provide the group with security and continuity of care. The Class Guardian begins and closes each day with a variety of activities such as a walk in the reserve, games, or movement and speech exercises. Throughout the day each subject is taught by a subject specialist who is passionate about their area of expertise.