Independent schools: St Paul's Grammar School on learning how to best learn

AIM: Principal Ian Wake said St Paul's Grammar School helps students be creative, independent learners, critical thinkers, and global citizens. Photos: Supplied

AIM: Principal Ian Wake said St Paul's Grammar School helps students be creative, independent learners, critical thinkers, and global citizens. Photos: Supplied

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When we talk about education, what we really mean is students learning how to learn.

With a learning framework that incorporates the NSW curriculum and the International Baccalaureate (IB), St Paul's Grammar School teaches students how to think critically and independently within a safe and supportive Christian environment.

Located on a 70-acre campus in Cranebrook, St Paul's adopts a considered and engaged approach to lifelong learning. It is a characteristic of a St Paul's education and distinctive to the IB program.

"We are proud to offer the International Baccalaureate programs continuously from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12, as well as the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) curricula," Principal Ian Wake said.

BLEND: The school offers the International Baccalaureate programs as well as the New South Wales Education Standards Authority curricula.

BLEND: The school offers the International Baccalaureate programs as well as the New South Wales Education Standards Authority curricula.

Mr Wake considers this blend of curriculum creates well-rounded students, setting up options for future study and developing qualities which employers seek.

"We want our students to be creative, to be independent learners, to know how to access knowledge, to be critical thinkers, and to be global citizens," he said.

And while St Paul's academic results are excellent, the school is very much about a holistic approach to education and development.

Staff, students, parents and caregivers are part of a strong, supportive, vibrant community, with opportunities to engage with a vivid school calendar and thriving co-curricular program.

St Paul's offers co-curricular options in Dance, Drama, Music and Sports, encouraging students to follow passions, interests and abilities, with pathways to further levels of competition.

"It's important to remember we aren't just about academics; we believe in the whole child," Mr Wake said.

Recognised as one of the foremost schools in the region, it's an approach that works. St Paul's students achieve consistently high results across all levels of their education, and their Alumni pursue careers in a wide range of disciplines, both nationally and internationally.

With a strong academic record supported by a sense of values and community, there's no better school to equip your child with the skills required for contemporary career options and global workforces than St Paul's.

It's important to remember we aren't just about academics; we believe in the whole child.

Ian Wake, Principal

Editorial supplied by St Paul's Grammar School.