Learning and Teaching
Learning and Teaching

Henderson College is committed to creating a culture of learning for the 21stCentury that inspires and equips students to be young people known for their confidence, capability, creativity, critical thinking, compassion, courage, collaboration, and commitment. We consider that these qualities and abilities can only be fully realised as they have Jesus Christ transform their lives, becoming increasingly Christlike.

In the early years, we focus on self-discovery. In the middle years, our learning program gives students practical and engaging experiences to explore and apply their new-found knowledge. As children grow physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually and academically, they develop confidence and are prepared for the transition into secondary school. In the Secondary years, students develop a sense of identity, their faith and a sense of personal responsibility towards others. They do this while striving for excellence in their academic studies.

 

Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum, the Encounter Bible Curriculum, and the Keeping Safe Wellbeing Curriculum are used by our College for all subject areas, from Foundation through to Year 10.

 

Subject Areas and Key Content

ENCOUNTER

Spiritual Formation Model

  • Vision
  • Gospel
  • Lordship
  • Presence

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM

The Arts

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Media Arts
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Communication Design

English

Health and Physical Education

The Humanities

  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Economics and Business
  • Geography
  • History

Languages

  • French

Mathematics

Science

Technologies

  • Design and Technologies
  • Digital Technologies

GENERAL CAPABILITIES

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • ICT
  • Critical & Creative Thinking
  • Personal and Social Capability
  • Ethical Understanding
  • Intercultural Understanding

CROSS CURRICULUM PRIORITIES

  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories & Cultures
  • Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia
  • Sustainability

KEEPING SAFE: CHILD SAFE CURRICULUM

  • Right to be safe
  • Relationships
  • Recognizing & reporting abuse
  • Protective strategies