St Philip's Christian College Cessnock named 5-Star Innovative School

By: The Educator
ST LEONARDS, Australia - Nov. 16, 2021 - PRLog -- St Philip's Christian College Cessnock has been included in The Educator's 5-Star Innovative Schools 2021 list, recognising the thirty-five most forward-thinking schools across the country.

"Australia's schools are on an exciting journey of transformation. Whether they're taking an imaginative approach to pandemic-enforced restrictions or continuing along a long-term path of change, The Educator's 5-Star Innovative Schools prove that innovation isn't solely about improving immediate academic outcomes," says The Educator team. "It's also aimed at equipping their students with the ability to thrive in the modern world; setting them on a path of lifelong learning; nurturing tomorrow's leaders; and developing caring, responsible citizens with the critical thinking skills needed to solve real-world problems."

"Entries were open to all schools in Australia that could demonstrate innovation and creativity that is driving the education industry forward. From teaching approaches to learning spaces and curriculum design, the Innovative Schools report showcases the institutions that are shaping the educational landscape of the future. The Educator's seventh annual Innovative Schools list reveals these schools making the most profound and exciting impact in K-12 education."

St Philip's Christian College (Cessnock, NSW) provides students with a vibrant, innovative learning environment where they can pursue excellence. In the past 12 months, the College has implemented strategies that focus on the devel­opment of students as global citizens.

To engage entrepreneurial knowledge and practical skills, SPCC Cessnock launched the 'Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES Pathway)', which combines online and face-to-face learning as well as industry placement.

Students who finish the course achieve an ungraded ATAR up to 75 and a wide range of VET qualifications. Initiatives such as 'Business in a Box' and 'Think Tank' also encourage entrepreneurship among Junior and Middle School students, respectively. SPCC Cessnock often invites local businesses to offer constructive feedback at these events.

To view the full report and to find out more about St Philip's Christian College Cessnock, click HERE (


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