For Grammar teachers there is no greater joy than assisting students to develop, perform and achieve individual goals and personal aspirations.
Each year at Grammar, we have an intentional focus on improving and enhancing student outcomes. Student achievement and student success is a key strategic driver. Our goal is to nurture and appropriately challenge each student P-12 to give their very best to become their very best.
An intentional focus on improving student outcomes.
HOW DO WE DO THIS AT GRAMMAR?
Supported by contemporary educational research, we know the biggest positive factor influencing student achievement is the quality of our teachers.
We invest in teacher development and support teachers to undertake professional learning that builds their skillsets, knowledge and capabilities.
Teachers are encouraged to experiment with new learning particularly in the use of technology, given this is the world for children of the 21st century.
Teachers set SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time specific) goals that are carefully planned and executed throughout the year.
Teachers engage in meaningful professional conversations with their supervisors and each other about student progress and achievement.
We build teacher capability so that colleagues can give each other genuine feedback about the teaching and learning environments being created.
Collecting evidence of quality teaching – Peer to Peer (POP) observations, teachers offering to share their expertise with colleagues. A really effective learning tool for teachers has been teachers advising they want to be in a particular colleague’s classroom to improve a specific strategy or further develop their own knowledge about a curriculum initiative in action.
Lead and undertake coaching and mentoring to support important conversations about practice and to learn the specific skill sets required to have those conversations with colleagues to improve practice.
We work intentionally on building a culture that supports collaboration, mentoring of teachers and providing feedback that improves practice.
Where Passion Meets Purpose
Grammar has a very clear Vision for Learning – the principles that underpin our teaching and learning practices. Each teacher reflects and reviews their performance annually against our Vision for Learning Principles and the Australian Standards for Teachers. This is undertaken in consultation with their direct supervisor before they then plan their goals for the following year.
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I have been part of the Grammar family ever since Prep.
So many doors have been opened for me at Grammar, providing me so many magnificent opportunities to thrive. All throughout my time at Grammar I have been continuously encouraged by teachers to not only achieve, but to extend myself in all areas. One area I aspire to is our specialist lessons. These weekly opportunities stimulate our imaginations and provide motivation to pursue our unique talents. An area I am most passionate about is the subject of Visual Arts. I have been nurtured to further my love and mastery of the subject through the continued support of the specialist teachers in this area.
Lily Woods, Student
Each of us are truly blessed to teach, learn and play alongside such passionate, respectful and caring people every day at Grammar. To share each day with staff, students and their families in a school community built solidly on service above self and looking outwards to others is indeed humbling.
I am privileged to have worked at Sunshine Coast Grammar School since 1999. I enjoy working with like-minded people who are passionate about the education of young people. Sunshine Coast Grammar School provides students with the opportunities that will allow each individual to reach their true potential. I believe in a Grammar education so much, my son will spend his educational journey at Grammar.
Jeannie Baxter-Reid, Teacher and Parent
Our family relocated from Hong Kong to the Sunshine Coast five years ago. When looking for a suitable school we chose Sunshine Coast Grammar because of its reputation and balance for academic and sporting excellence. We fell in love with the grounds and superb facilities at the school. The boys are all involved heavily with the music program and finding friends and fitting in was made a lot easier by starting the school rugby program immediately. Through the boys sports and extra curricular activities they were quick to form friendships that will have a long and lasting impact beyond their time at Grammar.
Grammar provided me with many skills that benefit me every day in my career and at university. The support from the Grammar staff throughout my schooling was second to none, and I will forever be grateful for my time at this wonderful school.
Zarsha Merlo, Alumni