At the heart of our approach to teaching and learning is the fundamental belief that all students can achieve success at school.
We know that the quality of teaching is the most significant school-based factor affecting student outcomes, therefore, our aim is to provide students with a consistently high standard of education based on evidence-based research into effective teaching and current learning theory.
We provide a holistic curriculum that is designed to support and empower students in their individual pursuit for excellence. Student wellbeing is at the core of academic success and an intrinsic aspect of the School’s ethos.
Therefore, underpinning our academic curriculum is a progressive wellbeing programme based on the principles of Positive Psychology.
Our staff are supported in their endeavors to enhance the quality of student learning and educational outcomes through high-quality professional development. The overarching goal of our approach to teaching and learning is to foster the development of key learning attributes that will prepare our students to lead lives of purpose and success. Students of Newcastle Grammar School are encouraged to be:
A graduate of Newcastle Grammar School is cognisant of a shared humanity through the complementary elements of the Heart, Head & Hand.
The graduate has an understanding of self and others. This encompasses the expression of empathy, kindness, forgiveness, positivity, gratitude and resilience. The graduate operates from a position of integrity, self-efficacy, resilience, respect and compassion in their interactions with others.
The graduate embraces the experience of life-long learning: enjoying the challenges of problem solving; valuing and demonstrating critical and creative thinking. The graduate is willing to challenge themselves in their learning, reflect on their thinking, build understanding through collaboration, demonstrate commitment, strive for excellence and take pride in their achievements.
The graduate recognises the needs of the community and the wider world and responds with meaningful service and compassion.
The graduate is committed to ethical humanitarian values, promotes intercultural understandings and respects diversity.