As the HSC exams loom large on the horizon once again, and as a new cohort begins to think seriously about their Stage 6 studies in 2021, it is important to consider the necessary ingredients for a successful education.
Pre-kindergarten to year 12
Having a school that runs from pre-kindergarten to year 12 on one campus brings with it a range of important advantages.
Macquare Anglican Grammar instills one set of values and cultural expectations across the spectrum of students.
It also opens the door to community, as students learn from their role models in the years above. Having positive senior role models for younger students to look up to creates a supportive culture of aspiration.
Rigorous pastoral care is essential to a good education.
Children learn best when they are safe and happy. Teachers must take their role as the pastoral leader of their classroom seriously. Knowing your students is the first step to understanding how they learn. In the senior school, having a strong, vertically aligned tutor group and house system ensures a sense of connectedness and optimises student wellbeing.
Macquarie Anglican Grammar staff define excellence as individuals striving for a personal best. This idea can be applied to any area of life, but is particularly important when it comes to a student's academic approach. If one can have each student measuring their progress against their personal, previous best, then consistent improvement and excellent academic outcomes are assured.
Year 11 and 12
Year 11 and 12 are particularly significant years, as students make their final push towards the HSC.
A range of subject choices, small class sizes and specialist teaching staff are all important in ensuring students receive the best academic opportunities and wellbeing support during these crucial years.
Staff that have their sole focus on the academic progress and wellbeing of students in year 11 and 12 keeps students focused and serves to maximise opportunities. This sees students consistently arrive at their post-school destination of choice.
A limited number of scholarships are available for new students in Year 11 2021 looking for the opportunities that a Macquarie education can bring. The school encourages diligent, community-minded students to apply.
For more information, visit mags.nsw.edu.au