Framework

Teaching and Learning

At Riverside Christian College, we are committed to serving our community through excellent teaching and learning practices. It is our uncompromising commitment to achieving excellence that frames our work as educators and leaders. As conscientious educators we focus on what occurs in every class context from the early years through to senior classes as well as our onsite, online and distance learning contexts.

The factors that we have identified as essential to a Quality Christian Education are articulated through our own Model for Teaching and Learning. This model highlights the College’s approach to teaching and learning with a focus on quality teaching, principles for good learning, and traits of effective learners. This model is designed to create a consistent approach for all teachers and leaders at the College.

At Riverside Christian College, we believe that good learners have seven (7) traits that need to be encouraged in all learners: resilience, curiosity, persistence, collaboration, flexible-thinking, confidence, and risk-taking. These seven traits form the foundation of effective learning for all our students and we work to nurture these traits in all of our students.

At Riverside Christian College, we are committed to serving our community through excellent teaching and learning practices that are grounded in grace and underpinned by our values.

Our Shared Vision

DELIVERING QUALITY TEACHING AND LEARNING

All students are provided with a range of learning opportunities to meet the needs of all students

All staff work collaboratively to develop high quality learning opportunities for students

All staff work with families and educational partners to meet the needs of all students

INCLUSIVE AND SUPPORTIVE

All students have access to an equitable education that meets their individual learning needs

All students are supported to grow and develop as an important member of a safe and supportive community

CHRISTIAN FOUNDATIONS­

All students are supported and encouraged to grow in their own faith

All students are encouraged to live the College values

VALUING TEACHERS AND STAFF

All teachers and staff are supported and valued in the important work they do to teach and support students in their development

All teachers and staff are engaged in improvement practices and the College invests in the development of its teachers and staff

MULTIPLE PATHWAYS

All students can choose the direction of their learning

All students are encouraged to seek personal excellence through a range of learning pathways

EVIDENCE IMPROVED PRACTICES

All staff are focused on using evidence of student learning to improve student outcomes

FLEXIBILITY IN LEARNING

All students can have access to quality learning experiences

All students can choose to learn onsite, online, in mixed mode and/or through hardcopy learning modules

OPPORTUNITIES TO EXTEND

All students have access to a range of opportunities to extend their knowledge through programs such as extension classes, VIP (Vertical Innovation Program) and SOAR (Seeking Opportunities Above Routine) programs

LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM (BEYOND4WALLS)

All students have access to a range of extra-curricular opportunities including competitions, lunchtime robotics and Minecraft coding, activity days, and outside of school hours sporting and Arts programs

STUDENT LEADERSHIP

All students have the opportunity to develop leadership skills across the College

PARTNERING WITH PARENTS, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITY

All staff are committed to developing relationships with parents, families and the broader community

All staff are committed to ensuring that all students have access to community resources, agencies, training and employment opportunities

FUTURES FOCUSED

All staff and students will have access to and collaborate with contemporary learning technologies to maximise learning outcomes

All students will interact with a range of cutting-edge technologies that develop and foster employability skills

At Riverside Christian College, we believe that a Quality Christian Education is characterised by a focus on quality improvement practices, an understanding of the essential phases required for effective learning and knowledge of teaching strategies that have the highest effect on student learning. This core understanding forms the basis of curriculum development, pedagogical practices and College wide improvements.
Riverside Christian College seeks to maintain its reputation as a leading co-educational college in the Fraser Coast Region and as such, investment has been made in seeking information from our community on the Teaching and Learning Culture at the College. The publication, Education Trends – Teaching and Learning Culture 2020 outlines the community views and the actions the College will endeavour to make in order to continue to meet the needs of our community.