The College aims to create Christ-centred learning communities where staff, parents and students are immersed in the mystery of God’s presence.
We hope to create a sense of adventure in our community to promote the communication of Truth, an abundance of life for all and service to the Church and world.
The College aims to create a culture of excellence. We have high expectation and a shared vision of a vibrant learning community. We value strong partnerships built on collaboration, trust and inclusivity.
St John’s College Woodlawn offers a broad range of curriculum opportunities to cater for a range of talents and gifts. Our courses promote success, inspire learners and lead to the development of confident and creative individuals. Our curriculum is dynamic and is developed and reviewed to build on the gifts and skills of the learner.
Our teachers use a broad range of proven pedagogies to enable learners to analyse and use knowledge effectively, develop skills and gain deepen understanding of themselves and their world.
Our students thrive in the Woodlawn family community that is safe and supportive. We create learning environments to encourage innovation and inquiry and help create a sense of belonging.
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Key Learning Areas
- Religious Education
- Human Society and Its Environment
- Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
- Creative Arts
- Technology and Applied Studies
- Learning Support
- Careers and TAFE
- Vocational Educational Training
- School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships
- Curriculum Extension
Key Learning Areas
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Curriculum Extension/Gifted and Talented
“All students regardless of race, age or gender, by virtue of their Dignity as human persons have a right to an education that is situated to their particular needs and adapted to their ability.”
Gravissimum Educationis nl. 1965
Declaration on Christian Education, Pope Paul VI
St John’s College is committed to providing students with an education that is in harmony with their particular needs and abilities.
At Woodlawn, we provide support and encouragement for learners who demonstrate the ability to work at a level significantly above their peers.
One of the goals of the College is to empower our gifted and talented learners, and to support them in their role as academic school leaders. Students are provided with opportunities to develop deep insights whilst engaging in collaborative and meaningful partnerships with like-minded peers.
Using Professor Francois Gagne’s Model of Giftedness, the College embraces a holistic approach to the recognition of giftedness in students and provides a catalyst in the emergence of individual talents.
Procedures for the Identification of Gifted Students:
- Teacher nomination
- Parent nomination
- Peer nomination
- Behavioural checklists
- Off level texting-including items such as results in the Australian Mathematics competition, Science and English competitions
- Naplan results
- Performance in common year level tests
Cluster grouping of students in particular subjects
- Ability grouping
- Acceleration of a student through one or more curriculum areas or a through a whole year in all curriculum areas
- Gifted and Talented camps and workshops
- Curriculum compacting
- Opportunties for self-directed special interest projects.
Interim Reports are provided at the end of Term One for all Year 7 and new students.
Academic Reports are provided twice a year for students in Years 7-12 at the end of each semester.
Progress Reports are provided on request.
If parents do not receive a report, they should contact the College.
Reporting dates are published in the College Calendar.