What are Prescott College Southernís Priorities?
- Differentiated Curriculum
Prescott College Southern staff recognise the individuality of a childís learning needs and offers a program designed to maximise their potential in all areas of learning. Children are placed on levels of work based on achievement outcomes rather than chronological age resulting in satisfaction and challenge being an integral part of the childís learning program. Children at an early age see themselves as individuals in their learning and are usually willing to be placed at appropriate levels for themselves rather than being concerned about their peers. The overall result is children feeling positive about their achievements in the academic areas.
- Christian Education
Prescott College Southern is a Christian school. The teachers are dedicated to encouraging students to develop a love for God, acceptance of other people, and a healthy self-esteem.
- Gifted and Talented Focus
Prescott College Southern caters for children in the Gifted and Talented Range. The school acknowledges the unique needs of this group of learners and endeavours to provide an environment that maximises their learning through their school experience. A differentiated curriculum, accelerative options and contract learning enable these children to work at levels appropriate to their advanced development. Support is also provided for them at the socio-emotional level. One on one counselling and group work assists the students in understanding themselves and relating to the wider community. The children also enjoy the association with others of like ability enabling them to feel fulfilled in their social relationships as well. A wide range of electives is a part of the comprehensive curriculum, as this group of students requires the additional activities to maximise their learning potential. Parent Education in meeting the needs of this group of children is also provided as a service of the school.
- Ghotit Educational Support Software
This school has recently acquired several licenses for the Ghotit Spelling & Grammar addon for Microsoft Word. Ghotit is particularly useful for students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia and other learning difficulties. More information on this program can be found on their website: www.ghotit.com