Teaching & Learning Cycles

The school year is divided into four quarters of nine weeks. We refer to these as Teaching and Learning cycles. Each cycle comprises seven teaching weeks, during which students cover new topics and practise new skills. The eighth week is an assessment week when all students in Years 7-13 complete tests and other assessments in every subject to analyse their strengths and weaknesses in current and previous cycles. In the ninth week, known as the Super Teaching week, teachers re-teach areas that students have struggled with in the assessments. In some subjects this will include re-grouping students so that ones with similar needs are taught together to improve their understanding of specific areas.