Academic Support

Academic Support

The Principal and Deputy Principal of Curriculum coordinate the Curriculum content and assessment processes across the College.

All students at Austin Cove Baptist College are welcomed into a positive learning environment.  The aim of the College is to support every student and help them to engage with learning both inside and outside the classroom.  In order to support students to develop academically, a number of processes have been put in place to determine areas of each individual student’s weaknesses and strengths.

All students are tested in Literacy and Numeracy skills within the first four weeks of the academic year.  This involves PATR testing, South Australian Spelling Test and benchmark reading tests.  The results of these tests indicate students whose achievements are above or below the expected year level and enables staff to adjust programmes to accommodate and support individuals with their academic achievements.

 

Primary highlights

80s Flashback

At the end of Term 3, our Primary School staff and students got “Into the Groove” with an 80s Flashback dress up day.  It was great to see so many staff and students dressed up in “True Colours”, being “Footloose” in the undercover area, doing the “Locomotion” and “Flashdance”, showing off their best dance moves.  All in all it was a wonderful, fun-filled way to end a busy term, an event hopefully to be repeated “Time After Time”...

 

Pancake Friday

Thank you to everyone who participated in Pancake Day on Friday, 16 February. Mr Newby, the Year 6 Captains, Ms Templeman Twells and Mr Haugh spent the morning cooking pancakes and serving them to the classes. Mr Newby’s comment was how well the Captains worked together and served the school pancakes all morning. He was very impressed with their work effort.

We celebrate Pancake Day as a school to commemorate Shrove Tuesday, the start of the Lent period in the lead up to Easter.