Scotch College Adelaide
Using the ACARA General Capabilities and Cross Curriculum Priorities the College’s teaching and learning team have created signature learning experiences that balance the curriculum demands of traditional disciplines and integrated inquiry learning with non-traditional assessment methods. The ‘Live Well’ program is a signature learning experience for Years 5 to 9. It is a holistic and integrated program, encompassing 6 domains that contribute to student wellbeing. The 6 domains include sustainable living; nutrition and food technology; physical education; wellbeing and values education; service learning and global responsibility. The program equips students to maintain their health and wellbeing, but also apply their skills and knowledge beyond the self and into local, national and global contexts. Another one of the College’s programs, called 9@Scotch, is a signature learning experience for students allowing them to explore each of the following domains for one Term, on a rotational basis throughout the year: creative and critical thinking; intercultural understanding; personal and social capability and sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Each 9@Scotch class has a dedicated staff member and access to a range of community professionals and partnerships with local, national and international organisations which inform each domain.