ST PAUL'S SCHOOL
Last year, St Paul’s introduced its Australian-first entrepreneurs’ club initiative. Partnering with start-up River City Labs, St Paul’s offered 20 participants (students, teachers and parents) the chance to start their own businesses and pitch to potential investors. Coaches from the corporate sector (including lawyers, accountants, IT professionals and experienced start-up veterans) had regular input into both the program’s shape and the individual teams’ efforts. The end result was the foundation of a number of businesses that attracted both investment and media coverage.
In efforts to respond to the corporate sector’s increasing demand for highly creative new employees, St Paul’s created its Learning Realms, which identify five key ways of thinking that teachers can embed into their curriculum and ensure that mindsets which meet the demands of the new economy are fostered. The school’s Learning Realms work has been recognised by global education expert Yong Zhao, who will profile St Paul’s in his next book.