Success and Challenge for All

If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, you are not doing the fish justice because your criteria for success is flawed. It is a challenge for all educators to ensure that each and every student, without exception, has the ability to not only experience success, but to be mentally, physically, spiritually and academically challenged.

At Marist-Sion College, teachers identify learning needs of their students and adapt their teaching in response. Through the use of high impact teaching strategies, teachers ensure that learning is a challenging and successful experience for students of all abilities. When targeting teaching, teachers use a variety of differentiation methods to extend the knowledge and skills of every student in every class, regardless of their starting point.

The objective is to ensure continued growth for all students that matches or exceeds the time spent in the classroom. To ensure all students master objectives, effective teachers plan lessons that incorporate adjustments for:

  • Content
  • Process
  • Product

To target teaching, Marist-Sion College adopts a strategy that places what each student knows at the centre of their learning experience. Utilising evidence based teaching that is informed by a range of resources, including individual student data, teachers work to respond to the individual needs of every student.