A wide range of learning experiences
It is important to provide boys with a wide range of learning experiences, particularly in the Junior and Middle Years, and exposure them to different types of teachers and approaches to learning.
The key to keeping boys highly engaged in learning is designing lessons that target what some call the zone of 'proximal challenge' where the tasks are not so easy that boys become bored and not so difficult that they rarely experience success. When the level of challenge is appropriate, boys look forward to their next class where they will be expected to negotiate the next series of learning challenges and master new skills and knowledge.
In the Senior Years, many develop a sense of the careers that appeal to them which allows them to shape their subject choice to best reflect their interests, talents and aspirations. Rostrevor's comprehensive and diverse subject offering is complemented by strong links to the university and VET sector ensuring that every boy is guided and supported as they embark on their chosen career path.
Senior student academic support includes:
- Career counselling from University, VET and Senior College staff
- Time Management, Study Sense and Ace Your Exams support modules
- Leap and Headstart Programs for advanced learners
For information regarding the vast array of opportunities offered at Rostrevor College, please view our Curriculum Handbook.