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GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Our five principles reflect the teaching and learning values we already hold along with aspirational elements for the future.

In 2020, the College developed a set of Guiding Principles to inform the direction of learning and teaching. The project involved investigating how we currently meet the learning needs of all students and ensuring that we continue to be a school of educational best practice.

The Guiding Principle Project Team went through a process of rigorous reflection and consultation with staff, students and the College community.


Our Five Principles

Community

Our community is built upon strong relationships, shared values and is shaped by our unique experiences.

At Woodcroft College we are an inclusive learning community. We provide opportunities to create a sense of belonging and celebrate our individual identities and talents.

  • We build community by interacting meaningfully and respectfully.
  • We celebrate the diversity of our community.
  • We foster leadership, mentoring and service opportunities.
  • We develop relationships with the wider community to enhance learning.
  • We share our learning successes with each other and the wider community.

Growth

Our community enables us to grow and flourish together.

Woodcroft College is a supportive environment in which our wellbeing is nurtured. We embrace challenge to reach our learning potential, discover our strengths and develop a sense of purpose.

  • We recognise that growth encompasses social, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing.
  • We foster strong relationships and develop resilience.
  • We provide a variety of opportunities to allow everyone to excel.
  • We value progress and view learners as individuals with diverse learning needs.
  • We set realistic learning targets, reflect on and re-evaluate goals.

Agency

We are the creators and evaluators of a shared learning journey.

At Woodcroft College choice is integral to learning. We embrace opportunities to build capacity which empowers us to design our future.

  • We empower the learner voice and curate an individualised learning pathway.
  • We encourage initiative and ownership in learning.
  • We collaborate to achieve meaningful and relevant learning.
  • We build leadership capacity and promote responsible decision making.
  • We reflect on our choices and evaluate success.

Creativity

We are imaginative, innovative and take risks with our learning.

At Woodcroft College creative thinking is key. We are empowered to explore, experiment and seek solutions to problems.

  • We create space for exploration and risk taking, within a supportive learning environment
  • We promote innovation, imagination, curiosity and inquiry
  • We make our thinking visible to build connections in our learning
  • We demonstrate our knowledge and understanding in a variety of ways
  • We consider issues from a range of perspectives and create opportunities to share our thinking

Future Focused

We are preparing for the future by developing capabilities and connecting learning to authentic real-world contexts.

At Woodcroft College we activate a growth mindset to instil perseverance, resilience and adaptability. We believe empathy and effective communication develop responsible global citizens and enable us to navigate the future.

  • We view learning as a lifelong journey
  • We develop transferrable skills to foster adaptability
  • We engage in critical and creative thinking to analyse and evaluate for a purpose
  • We build connections between the classroom and the world
  • We empower learners to make positive contributions to society

‘We’ refers to the Students and Staff of Woodcroft College

Contact Us

Reception to Year 12
Bains Road, Morphett Vale SA 5162
Ph: +61 8 8322 2333 (Main Reception)
Ph: +61 8 8381 0455 (Junior School)
Email: [email protected]

Early Learning Centre
Farnsworth Drive, Morphett Vale SA 5162
Ph: +61 8 8381 0422
Email: [email protected]


ABN 93 970 982 732
CRICOS Provider Number 01645K

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we live, work, teach and learn.
We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and their deep connection with country.
We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of all communities who also work and live on this land.