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EYES ON THE WORLD – CREATING GLOBAL CONNECTIONS The College has a strong Student Exchange programme which provides students with opportunities to explore different cultures and languages. College also welcomes students from around the globe as part of the exchange programme. In 2017 we welcomed students to the College from Australia, Scotland and South Africa. In keeping with the College’s ethos of developing a culture of philanthropy students are offered the opportunity to take part in service trips. In 2017 students travelled to Cambodia as part of a community service trip where the College has partnerships with several organisations, such as the Hagar Organisation and Partnership Cambodia. Students did community work and $5000 was raised to support charities. In 2017 students also travelled to Greece as part of a Classics trip, Costa Rica as part of the World Challenge and Japan on a language trip. Individual students also spent time in Spain and Switzerland. Students often take part in community service initiatives while on these trips. Students hosted visiting cultural groups from Japan in their homes, adding to an authentic Kiwi experience and expanding students’ cultural views.
STUDENTS REACHING THEIR POTENTIAL The College is committed to be known as a place which offers unique and innovative learning opportunities for staff, parents and students. This includes providing opportunities for students with special educational needs. The team in the Learning Support Department assist students to reach their academic potential by supporting them with any learning difficulties they face. They work closely with parents, deans and subject teachers to identify and assess students with learning difficulties and provide the appropriate support. Students can be referred to outside agencies for specialist educational diagnosis in order to identify the most appropriate learning support. Features of the support programme include: small group support, touch typing and spelling support, organisation and co‑ordination of reader-writers and special assessment conditions, structured literacy programme in the options timetable for Years 9 and 10. The College works closely with parents and caregivers to ensure that the student can reach their potential. A number of staff also provide support in this area to non-StAC families who may have a need or require help or information, including getting literacy help for their child, high needs funding applications and psychologists’ assessments. This includes reading the information and reports and explaining what it means to parents and what should happen next. Non-StAC students have been able to join the Morningside programme with staff providing support to parents.
ST AN DREW’S C OL L E G E
This is the 2017 Annual Report for St Andrew's College, Christchurch, New Zealand.