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LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS IN REDFIELD COLLEGE
Australia's future requires leaders of strong character and skills to successfully guide and direct the nation and the institutions for the good of all Australians. With effective leadership education, our leaders for the future can be nurtured from an early age.
The Redfield Leadership and Community Service Program is setting out to achieve this. We hope that other schools pick up on the integrated and developmental structure of the program, on the insistence on character education, and on the need for ongoing experience of service, and so that this program can be a beacon for others to follow.
The Program is a continuation and further development of the character education program at the school. It has grown from the conviction that the most effective leadership education must incorporate a strong emphasis on character education and on service to others.
COMMUNITY SERVICE IN THE COLLEGE
Students from Years 2-12 are involved in a wide variety of community service experiences. Theory about serving others is insufficient; young people need to develop the wherewithal to be persons of action, not nice idealists.
The overall aim of the community service at the school is to develop in the boys a spirit of generosity in thinking about the needs of others. The programs require the boys to give up some of their time to do something for others in the community.
Through the various service activities, the school hopes that the boys will learn to develop an awareness of the needs of those around them and of the community, whereby they then feel confident in addressing those needs in later life.
GIFTED & TALENTED PROGRAMS
Redfield Primary currently offers extension activities to students in a number of ways;
Programmed extension within the home classroom
Extension by withdrawal from class
Extension Activity Table
Other activities - The school also offers debating classes, public speaking contests, chess club and various music programmes.
SPECIAL NEEDS IN THE PRIMARY
With many changes in neurological research there is always something new to learn and we have had many successes in using this knowledge. At various times, depending on needs, groups are formed for extra attention.
Comprehension - a visualizing and verbalizing program
Typically our work is with small groups of boys who meet together several times each week in the special needs rooms.
BMX Movement Classes: In addition to the small special needs groups that operate throughout the week, there is a movement class. The boys love this class and are proud of the improvements they are making. The exercises are designed to stimulate the brain highlighting coordination, balance and spatial difficulties.
ASSESSMENT & REPORTING IN REDFIELD
At Redfield effective communication with parents is integral to the ethos of the College. All parents receive the following written reports and information about the academic progress of their son in his studies;
Four comprehensive written reports are sent home to parents each year.
All students in Years 7-12 receive Assessment Task Report Forms to be sighted by parents.
Portfolios are prepared by all students in Years 2-6 to go home at the end of each semester.
Parents attend the school four times each year for interviews with their son's tutor.
All parents are asked to attend the Key Parent Functions three times each year.
In addition, when warranted, there is a wide variety of further communiction from the College in relation to academic performance.
Recognition for students who have excelled in particular areas, who have been singled out for Headmaster's letters of commendation each semester, or who have been selected for Honours subjects.
Written notice to parents of concerns about patterns of sub-standard application.
Notice to parents of special needs placements each term.
The mission of Redfield College Library is to support the school's curriculum in a collaborative partnership. The Library encourages, promotes and assists members so they can be effective and discriminating users of ideas and information. The Library fosters the reading habit and use of the Library for lifelong learning. The Library wants the students to be effective communicators, constructive thinkers, community contributors and producers of practical, intellectual, physical and artistic products.
THE WIDER GOALS OF EDUCATION
"A true education aims at the formation of the human person with respect to his ultimate goal, and simultaneously with respect to the good of society to which he belongs and in the duties of which as an adult he will have a share". Vatican II