St Mark's Anglican Community School - Hillarys WA
Established in 1986, St Mark’s is a thriving, well-regarded educational community in Perth’s northern coastal corridor. The School’s good reputation and long record of developing fine, well-rounded young people is built on established, strong foundations and the vision of providing a high-quality, inclusive and caring Christian education.
The School’s focus is to nurture successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens. Personal skills and strengths will have great value in the future as the nature of work changes.
The development of literacy, numeracy, ICT capability, critical and creative thinking, personal and social capability and ethical and cultural understanding will give students skills to navigate and thrive in the rapidly changing world. St Mark’s provides great opportunities for its students to equip themselves with such skills in a community that looks both inwards and outwards to engage with others for mutual benefit, finding rich and authentic contexts in which to learn and grow.
Our School’s Values – Respect, Knowledge, Confidence, Responsibility and Community – together with our faith are our constants, and give the whole School community comfort and direction. Our faith and values guide us every day in the choices and decisions we make, in the way we treat others, in the way we approach challenges and in everyday tasks.
The School employs over 200 staff, including teachers, education assistants, music tutors and administrative, grounds and maintenance staff. The School’s Christian ethos and values promote a positive and respectful work environment and a culture which attracts and retains high quality staff by fostering professionalism, collegiality, commitment, loyalty and strong pastoral care.
St Mark’s Anglican Community School is the first school in Western Australia to offer a Drone Piloting course - the Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot – Visual Line of Sight) - as part of our Senior School offerings in 2019.
Through the course, St Mark’s is set to deliver a future-focused program that appeals to (and inspires) students in both General and ATAR pathways. The program is a fantastic opportunity for students to think and work in different ways and gain accreditation towards achievement of their WACE.
Successful completion of the course will provide students with a skill set to achieve a nationally recognised qualification, leading to career opportunities in an innovative and rapidly developing industry. It is exciting to be able to offer a hands-on approach to learning in an authentic and exciting STEM context.
Globally, there is a compelling need to develop transferable learning-how-to-learn capabilities in young people that enable them to thrive and contribute to ever-changing, new and challenging contexts.
St Mark’s encourage students to apply their knowledge and practical skills and processes when using technologies and other resources to create innovative solutions, independently and collaboratively, that meet current and future needs. The educational opportunities offered to students are designed to engage, excite and challenge.
St Mark’s values the development, implementation and use of technologies to enrich the curriculum and provide flexibility to its delivery, and engage students in learning. We are working to empower students to become cooperative and collaborative workers, dynamic problem-solvers, creative and critical thinkers and digitally literate citizens.
The course will run under the auspices of the St Mark’s Science Department. The announcement last year that the School was to offer the course was met with a very positive response from students, commencing with two classes this year.
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