At Stanley Bay we believe our children learn best in an environment where they feel safe, secure and valued as an individual. By developing positive relationships with adults and their peers students will develop self awareness and a strong sense of self worth.
Stanley Bay provides a curriculum that is personalised, integrated and future focused.
Our curriculum is integrated. Each term has an inquiry focus into which the traditional subjects are woven. Research shows that the best learning takes place when students make authentic connections to and between what they are learning. All areas of the curriculum are enhanced by specifically designed programmes where the STEAM subjects of technology, science, and the arts are the driving themes.
Personalised learning recognises the unique and different ways in which everyone learns. At Stanley Bay students take responsibility for their own learning, taking ownership and setting goals. They understand what they are learning and why and they play an active role in constructing the curriculum and learning environment.
At Stanley Bay, we provide a curriculum that is designed to best suit the needs of the modern student. The current generation is growing up in a future that is uncertain, unpredictable, and different from the one we grew into. We can not manage knowledge and in the modern world, the ability to acquire and analyse information is more important than being able to recall it. To best meet the needs of our students all of our units of inquiry are concept and skills-based. Units of inquiry will focus on a concept such as change or function rather than predefined historical or scientific knowledge. Students will use and learn skills such as social, thinking, and research developing new knowledge along the way. Our future-focused curriculum is student centred, promotes student agency, encourages problem-solving, and develops 21st-century skills.