Innovative teaching and learning

Strong English language skills assist students to excel in their studies. Our Intensive English Centres (IEC) enable students to develop English language skills so that they transition to mainstream high school with confidence.

Our IECs help students from 12 years of age entering high school to understand our school system and provide English language tuition and welfare support. Advantages of enrolling in a NSW government school IEC:

  • Study in a small class (maximum 18 students) with students of a similar age and English proficiency
  • Learn intensive English within the school and through the school curriculum
  • Assist students to settle quickly and provide support through our transition program to high school
  • Participate in school activities with partner high schools
  • Access to school counsellors and welfare support
  • Use of all school facilities
  • University trained and fully-qualified English language teachers provide lessons in English through core high school subjects such as maths, science, history and geography.

Creativity And Innovation

Creativity is recognised as a critical skill for twenty-first century learners. Our schools foster creativity and innovation through the use of various teaching methods, real world tasks and integrated technology.

Integrated Technology

Future-focused learning and teaching seamlessly integrates a range of technologies to support learning across multiple curriculum areas. Technology is integrated in meaningful ways to engage and empower students to create and share their learning.

Futures Learning Research

The use of evidence-based high quality research successfully equips students with the skills and capabilities needed for a successful future.

Leadership And Teamwork Skills

Students develop leadership skills in the classroom and across broader school activities. Opportunities include leading group tasks, presenting research findings and representation on the Student Representative Council and school leadership team.


Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education enhances student learning experiences through engaging curriculum that may include integration, enquiry and project-based learning. Students apply knowledge, deepen their understanding and develop high-order thinking skills within an authentic context, so they can fulfil future career aspirations that require STEM skills. Students may follow pathways for STEM related careers, not only in science, medicine and engineering but also a range of highly sought-after global careers.