Seek to Achieve
Because Some Skills Can’t Be Learned in the Classroom, while strong academic performance is important, at Ormiston College private school we believe an individual’s social skills and self-confidence are just as important for success. Not every student is successful in each aspect of school life, but our broad co-curricular program encourages students to recognise their talents and to enjoy genuine success and growth in self-confidence. Our team programs teach the importance of individual performance and commitment to the whole, while also helping students learn how to strive to achieve ‘personal bests’ and to both win and lose with grace. Of course having fun is also important. Students can choose from music, drama, debating, leadership programs and from an extensive list of individual performance and team sporting activities including: Music Tuition, Aerobics, Speech, Drama, Dance, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Debating Club, Fitness Club, Chess, Public Speaking, Environmental Committee, Social Justice Committee, Sailing, Swimming Club, Biennial Musical, Tennis Tuition, Drama Club, Art Club, Robotics Club, Titration, Cultural Committee, the Academic Committee, and a program of cultural exchange, excursions, camps and overseas and national tours.
At Ormiston College, we provide permanent, on-campus pastoral support and guidance for students and their parents. Our pastoral care program focuses on students’ social, emotional, behavioural and spiritual well-being and builds their capacity to meet the challenges faced during and beyond their school years. Each form teacher is supported by a Student Support Services Team comprising two counsellors and the Year Level Co-ordinators.
Welcome! Ormiston College is not just a respected coeducational non-denominational Christian P-12 school with world-class facilities, outstanding curriculum program, exceptional teachers and superb surroundings.
It's far more than that. Being part of Ormiston College is about belonging to the College community, about being a part of a proud history of achievement and commitment to excellence, about friendship and belonging, and it's about taking pride in your school and yourself.
When students graduate from Ormiston College, they leave with more than an excellent private education; they leave with a sense of achievement, confidence, and self-respect.
We prepare your child for life in all its richness.
Ormiston College has been identified as one of a select number of global schools of excellence by Microsoft in Education Worldwide and is now recognised as an Associate Microsoft Showcase School. Senior Worldwide Education Manager, Mark Sparvell, based in Seattle and Richard Ryan, Manager of the Australian Partners in Learning, are working alongside Ormiston College during its formal Association status.
The College is now fully engaged in the Microsoft program of capacity building, global networking and processing, to facilitate education transformation.
Full Showcase status
Currently there are only six Microsoft Showcase Schools throughout Australia that are recognised for creating whole-school innovative learning environments that promote student-driven learning, qualifying them as global leaders among an elite group of leading-edge schools from around the world. The association creates a pathway for Ormiston College to be recognised in its own right with full Showcase status.
These schools will be driven to develop transferable learning-how-to-learn capabilities in their students, along with new skillsets and new mindsets relevant to the digital, interconnected and ever-changing decades ahead.
Strategic focus on innovation
The College’s Strategic Direction has been well documented and for the past decade the commitment to technological transformation needed to drive learning programs for the students of tomorrow is evident. Headmaster, Brett Webster said that quality learning enabled by modern technology has been a prime focus at Ormiston College for 10 years, adding that he is extremely proud of the way teachers have embraced exciting new approaches to learning, noting that the student response has been phenomenal.
In 2014, Ormiston College received the National Computelec Expanding Learning Horizons Award for Innovation. At the time it was said of the school, “Commitment to innovation is embedded in everything they do.”
Learning Innovations Leaders
The College has an engaged Learning Innovations Leadership Committee who work to motivate the entire staff in successfully taking on the challenges of 21st century teaching and learning. All staff have enthusiastically embraced these exciting new approaches to teaching.
Ormiston College's Dean of eLearning, Tamara Sullivan, a Microsoft Innovation Education Expert, was one of six educators selected to represent Australia at the Microsoft Global Educator Exchange (E2) that was held in Seattle in April – an annual event where the most innovative educators gather from around the world to exchange cutting edge ideas aimed at having a global impact on educational practices. Ms Sullivan has also been invited to sit on the panel at the Edutech Conference to be held in Brisbane in June. Edutech is the largest educational congress and technical expo held in the Southern Hemisphere, with over 8,000 attendees.
Academic programs manager for Microsoft Australia, Jane Mackarell, said “Teachers like Ms Sullivan were transforming learning environments and delivering more personalized education to students, allowing them to do and achieve more, using technology to increase students' productivity and learning.”
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