High expectations: Excellence in learning
At Riverside Girls we create a learning environment that encourages students to challenge themselves to achieve their best.
Ongoing professional learning enables our teachers to build upon their knowledge and strengths providing students with quality learning experiences that challenge, inspire and excite. In particular, this professional learning has focussed on differentiation, which really means inspiring all students in different ways to reach their potential.
Our curriculum is innovative and vibrant, preparing students to be successful 21st century global citizens. Our recent innovations in teaching include collaborative curriculum projects in Year 7 and 8 and project based learning in Year 9 with a focus on assessing specific literacy skills in all assessment tasks.
Project Based Learning
The History and Science faculties have developed close links with Macquarie University’s Professor David Christian. Riverside is one of only 25 schools nationwide which offers a course developed by Professor Christian on "The Big History" which asks the question, "Why are we (humans) here. It is recognised worldwide (supported by Bill Gates) and approved as a 50 hour Board of Studies School Certificate course in Year 10.?"
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