Wahroonga Adventist School prides itself on teachers knowing the individual needs of each child. By streaming classes for Maths, Spelling and Reading, our advanced students are able to accelerate, while at the same time we can provide learning support where it is needed. Our students demonstrate a high level of competence in basic skills, indicated by standardised test results, NAPLAN and awards in academic competitions. Languages other than English (LOTE) are part of the curriculum. At Wahroonga we focus on French.
We have well-resourced classrooms, a library and a computer laboratory to provide ideal learning environments and allow your child to develop the digital expertise needed in today’s world. We also foster and affirm creativity in our art and music program. Students can be part of one of the school bands or ensembles, sing in one of our choirs, as well as have the opportunity for individual and group music tuition.
An active lifestyle is an important part of our school program. Our physical education program fosters consistent fitness and our students benefit from the expertise of specialist instructors. Primary students have specialist instructors in gymnastics, athletics and swimming. Our annual Swimming and Athletics Carnivals are great events for uniting school and family, and our ASISSA membership (All Suburbs Independent Schools Sporting Association) for primary students and CSSA membership (Christian Schools Sport Association) for secondary students provides the challenge of inter-school competition.
LEARNING FOR TOMORROW
Whilst Wahroonga Adventist School approaches education in a holistic way, we also place great emphasis on our students achieving to their highest academic potential. We provide a well-rounded and challenging curriculum, access to up-to-date resources in a wide variety of subjects, and provide your child with a thorough grounding in key learning areas that will serve them well in future years.
Our school gives families access to a Prep program that has been developed to help your child experience an easy transition to school life. Because the program is run on school grounds, children become familiar with their surroundings, teachers and other children, and the daily routine of school.
KEY LEARNING AREAS
- Science & Technology
- Human Society & its Environment
- Creative & Practical Arts
- Personal Development, Health & Physical Education
- French (LOTE)
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At Wahroonga Adventist School, we understand that each student is unique and, wherever appropriate, we tailor the academic program to meet individual needs. Our high staff-to-student ratio allows teachers to develop an understanding of each child’s requirements, strengths and weaknesses. Our teachers are trained to recognise gifted and talented children as well as to detect children with learning difficulties.
Students are streamed in reading, spelling and mathematics to ensure that each child is constantly challenged. Gifted and talented students thrive in an environment where they have the opportunity to work at a higher academic level while staying with their peers in their age group/homeroom. However, if children show that their knowledge and skills are well and truly advanced for their grade level, they may be eligible to move to new classrooms for specific subjects.
A specialist learning support teacher helps those who are having difficulties with academic subjects. This help is provided according to individual needs, either outside of class or within the classroom environment.
Our aim is to give your child a full education program that will prepare them for life and work. With a lively extra-curricular enrichment program, including participation in band, choir, individual music tuition, drama, outdoor camps, leadership opportunities, a diverse sports program and community service activities, your child will be able to develop and discover their own unique gifts and talents.
As a Christian school founded by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Christianity forms the core of our teaching and approach to the school community as a whole. While the school functions within the framework of an Adventist worldview, we are open to all students regardless of religious and cultural beliefs, without compulsory church attendance.
Prayer and development of a relationship with Jesus are an integral part of the school day. There are many opportunities for your child to develop this relationship further, either with the school chaplains or by arrangement with members of your own faith.