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Academic excellence



Churchie aspires to make men who perform well in their academic pursuits. Churchie's learning philosophy embraces a culture of academic excellence and improvement. This culture challenges students to be intellectually curious, to foster their academic potential and to encourage lifelong learning.

At Churchie, we are committed to providing the best, personalised academic pathway that suits the needs of each individual student. We know that boys achieve academic success when given the opportunity to experience a challenging programme that empowers them to take responsibility for their learning. Such an environment, combined with our high expectations, is one in which boys can thrive.
 
Our learning is defined by knowing each and every boy. Each student's journey is mapped through academic profiling, whereby appropriate pathways are designed to meet the boy's individual needs. Our learning philosophy embraces a culture of academic excellence and continual improvement. This culture creates a belief that every student is capable of successful learning and gives priority to building and maintaining positive learning and caring relationships between our outstanding staff, students and parents.

The Preparatory School features the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme. This internationally respected curriculum places students at the heart of the learning process, is characterised by a broad, liberal curriculum and encourages international mindedness. Literacy and numeracy programmes are integral to the students’ learning experiences, supported by a technology-rich learning environment.

The Senior School offers a broad, liberal range of subjects informed by the National Curriculum in Years 7 to 10, with a strong emphasis on literacy, numeracy, science and languages. In Years 11 and 12, students have the choice of studying the Queensland Certificate of Education or the International Baccalaureate’s Diploma Programme. These academic programmes, incorporating extensive subject choice, prepare our students very well for tertiary entry and further learning. An important feature of the Senior School academic programme is the development of effective thinking skills across the curriculum. 

Learning facilities include our world-class Centenary Library that provides a wide range of academic and research services in a university-inspired setting. This facility is central to a range of research partnerships the School has developed with some of Australia’s leading universities. A state-of-the-art science centre, incorporating 12 laboratories and a 112-seat lecture theatre supports rigorous scientific inquiry. There is also a business studies centre and precincts for information technology and languages. The Hayward Midson Creative Precinct provides excellent facilities for creative, collaborative and innovative thinking in the areas of design, engineering, drama, visual art and media.

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