School at forefront of best global practices

EDUCATION looks different at Georges River Grammar (GRG), thanks to a cutting edge, evidence-based approach, part of a global network called ‘New Pedagogies for Deep Learning’, founded by leading educator Michael Fullan.

GRG Principal Raquel Charet says the network, comprising internationally renowned schools, is at the forefront of the most innovative learning practices globally today.
“This is being achieved by leveraging technology in the classroom and by using current pedagogical methods to engage students in hands-on learning,” Mrs Charet said.
“The NSW Government and the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is starting to look at what is relevant to teach students over the next 20 years in their NSW Curriculum Review … and we are leading the way on this by focusing on the skills we know create successful adults, as evidenced by our 2019 HSC results which were spectacular.”
Mrs Charet said many students achieved personal bests and are now moving into their desired careers and tertiary education choices; 79.2 per cent of HSC results were in the top 3 bands, with 75 per cent of results above the state average.
The School Dux received an ATAR of 98.15.
GRG offers curriculum content through teaching six core competencies – Character, Critical thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Citizenship and Communication.
“It is important to us to cater to the needs of individuals,” Mrs Charet said.
“We do this by providing enrichment classes and learning support but also by having embedded practices of differentiating classroom programming for each child as needed.
“We have a wide variety of subjects, including TAFE qualifications taught in the outstanding facilities of our Trades Skills Centre and Hospitality kitchen.
“Our Open Day is on Saturday, March 21, from 9am-1pm; pop in, listen to our talks, watch our shows and have a chat with parents, students and faculty members to see the benefits of our school in operation.”