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Macquarie College named as a 5-Star Innovative School
By: The Educator
"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."
Macquarie College's roots may go way back, but its gaze is firmly on the future. The college, which began as a junior school in 1901, now offers a preschool to Year 12 program providing high-quality, future-focused learning to more than 950 young people.
In recent years, the college's focus has been on a clear strategy for students, parents and carers, staff and all members of the community. Over many days and hours of team collaboration, working with external experts and partners, as well as inviting feedback from staff and students, Macquarie has developed a detailed plan that has been shared with staff and the community. Its key values are "People, Growth, Fun" and its strategic intent is "A Journey of Adventure and Possibilities"
A core pillar of this strategy is a hands-on approach to learning. Through its MCX program, Macquarie students learn design thinking using hand and power tools alongside current technology, and different ways to approach problem-solving and creative challenges.
To view the full report and to find out more about Macquarie College, click HERE (https://www.theeducatoronline.com/
The Educator is Australia's only independent publication for senior education management professionals. Aspirational industry reports and rankings and high-level case studies provide a global and national perspective on education leadership and management best practice, as well as interviews with the finest minds in education.
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