personalised learning approaches
At CNPS we ensure each and every child is learning at a standard and in a manner that will maximise their chances of successful, sustained and enjoyable learning.
Teachers keep close track of each child's progress through a combination of observations, open-ended assessment tasks, in-class tests, and standardised tests. Techniques such as group and individual conferencing and individual goal-setting involve students in shaping the challenge of their learning journey.
Students are frequently given the option of expressing and sharing their learning in a manner that is most reflective of their strengths, skills and interests: whether that be in speaking to the class, creating a video or printing a 3D model.
Indoor and outdoor environments are designed to enhance the learning experience for all students and to pique their curiosity. With a maginificent Environmental Science program conducted in a huge edible garden, students have every opportunity to apply their learning in ways that are meaningful to them.
Anything is possible when the teachers and students work together to make learning joyful.
new pedagogies for deep learning
As a member of the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) Global Partnership, we are 1 of 1000 schools worldwide trying to change the shape of education for the future.
NPDL is a partnership of schools sharing best practice in how to teach and assess 21st century skills that prepare children for a dynamic, unpredictable, opportunity-filled future. All students at CNPS are given explicit instruction in developing the 6Cs: Creativity, Citizenship, Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Character.
These skills are at the heart of what we do at CNPS and shape how we teach and how students learn. We are confident that students who complete their schooling at CNPS leave the school well-equipped to flourish in a modern, global society.
One of the key components of NPDL is to embed the use of technology in our teaching and learning so that it more accurately represents how people today use technology to enable learning, communication, self-expression, reflection, and creativity. As a result you will notice students as young as 5 years engage with a range of modern technologies, such as 3D printing and design, Robotics, Electronics and Computer Programming.