Woodcroft College

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Course Range (Levels)K-12
Co-EducationCo-Education
DenominationAnglican
Students (approximate)1400
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Special PurposeInternational Baccalaureate World School

Woodcroft College is a co-educational Anglican K-12 school, which was founded in 1989.

It is situated at Morphett Vale, 25 kms south of the Adelaide CBD near the wine growing areas of McLaren Vale and the beaches of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

It is a vibrant school community with a student population of 1400.

The school is set in spacious, landscaped grounds with modern buildings (including a Gymnasium and Primary Hall), extensive playing fields, and courts. Specialist teaching areas are well equipped with up-to-date resources, the latest information and communications technology and all rooms are fully air-conditioned.

The school prides itself on its innovative curriculum, with school completion available through either the South Australian Certificate of Education or the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Students can specialise in the curriculum areas of science, IT, humanities, languages, hospitality and tourism.

Intensive English is taught on-site and students are also included in some classes with local mainstream students. Students are encouraged to be involved in cultural activities and gain an insight into the richness and uniqueness of the Australian environment through interstate, outback and overseas trips.

Students from all cultural backgrounds are welcome. The school has a strong international focus and students are welcomed from many countries. Particular links with Italy, Germany, Japan, and China are fostered, as these languages are taught at the school. Chinese and German are both taught as a first language.

The school has a strong pastoral care focus and a broad extra-curricular program (involving outdoor education, sports, clubs, and performing arts). Parents send their children to Woodcroft College expecting a balance of care and discipline.

International students attending Woodcroft College are included in the local community in carefully selected homestay families.

For more information about Woodcroft College, please telephone the Director of International



Campuses and Contact Details | Update
Contact Person Ms Louise  Skull
Position of Contact PersonDirector of International Programs
Phone 61883810423   61439030738   61439030738
Address Woodcroft College, Morphett Vale  SA  5162
Email Email Me


The extra-curricular program is an integral part of Woodcroft College.

The school offers a variety of music tuition, sports and activities throughout the year (depending on the number of participants, facilities and availability of qualified tutors and coaches).

Sport, although not compulsory, is an integral part of the total educational program and can enhance curriculum learning outcomes for students.

 

Houses

Students are assigned to one of four Houses – Hardy, McLaren, Morphett or Reynell. The Houses compete against one another at Sports Day in the Junior School, and at the Athletics and Swimming Carnivals in the Middle and Senior Schools. The Houses also engage in community service activities and fundraising for charities.

 

Junior School

Year 3

Activities include: T-ball, football, netball, soccer, basketball, skipping club and cricket.

Years 4 and 5

Activities include: football, netball, soccer, basketball, indoor cricket and T-ball, Junior School band, creative movement club and choir.

 

Competitions

Students are encouraged to take part in the Oliphant Science Awards, Australian Mathematics Competition, Art Displays, the Young Orator of the Year and Poetry Competitions.

 

Middle and Senior School

Girls Sport

The College takes part in the state schoolgirls and Independent Girls Schools Sporting Association (IGSSA) Competitions.

Boys Sport

The College takes part in the Independent Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Competition.

 

Clubs and Activities

The broad range of clubs and activities includes: activity club, chess, cooking for fun, cycling, debating, slot car club, music, pedal prix, SAPSASA sport and surfing.

 

Performing Arts

Performing Arts includes: the College Musical, The Arts Showcase, and ensembles and bands.

 

The Anglican Cup

The Anglican Cup is an interschool, one-day competition in hockey, basketball, football, soccer and netball.

 

SAPSASA

The South Australian Primary Schools Amateur Sports Association (SAPSASA) competition aims to encourage participation and team skills development in Year 6 and 7 students.

SAPSASA activities include: athletics, Australian rules football, badminton, basketball, cricket, cross country, golf, hockey, netball, soccer, swimming, tennis.

 

SSSSA

The Secondary School Sports South Australia (SSSSA) competition involves students from Year 8 to 12.

SSSSA activities include: athletics, Australian rules football, cross country, netball and swimming.

 

Sport & Extra-Curricular Colours

The Colours are designed to instil pride in playing College sport or taking part in the extra-curricular program. They reward long service to the College through a blazer pocket stripe and stripe and embroidery for full colours. Students can nominate for either half or full colours, depending on whether they have been involved over 2 or 4 years. Extra-curricular half colours are only available in Year 9 and full colours in Year 10.

Pastoral Care

Our Pastoral Care system ensures that all students are supported and valued as an individual.

The fostering of high quality relationships among students, parents and staff is a responsibility shared by everyone.

Teachers are supported by our Student Services Team, consisting of a Director of Student Services and two qualified counsellors, and the College Chaplain.

Pastoral Care is an integral part of our Outdoor Education Program and House system.

At Woodcroft we are committed to providing the best possible care for our students.

Programs on +61 8 8322 2333, or email at reception@woodcroft.sa.edu.au. Cricos # 01645K

Middle School

Welcome from the Head of Middle School

The Middle School is committed to supporting young people through their adolescence. It encourages them to discover, explore and engage in their learning.

Students in Years 6 to 9 develop life skills through our extensive outdoor education and pastoral care programs; discover the creative and performing arts; explore sporting and extra-curricular opportunities; investigate science and mathematical challenges; and serve others through their involvement in community service programs and student leadership.

We cater for a wide range of student learning needs through the benefits of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP). It offers students a wide range of academic experiences that will help them develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need for their Senior School years and beyond.

Students are encouraged to think globally and take risks with their learning. Academically-based activities and excursions complement and enrich their learning.

Leadership opportunities help students to progress, not only academically, but socially and emotionally. Our pastoral care of students is highly regarded and solidly underpins our educational program.

Our Middle School is committed to encouraging all students to achieve their personal best.

Kia Sheidow

 

Senior School

Welcome from the Head of Senior School

The Senior School is committed to nurturing the synergy between student, home and school. Communication and transparency are key as we work together to ensure a successful Year 10, 11 and 12 Senior School experience for students.

At Woodcroft College, effort, resilience, drive and grit are qualities developed by highly committed and encouraging staff to ensure that each student achieves their personal best. These attributes serve students well while at school, but also prepare them for the future.

Students are encouraged to unlock their passions and interests, and pursue their individual strengths. Extensive subject selection and career counselling are offered to each of our students to ensure they are well aware of their options and post-school choices.

To cater for diversity, the Senior School offers students three curriculum pathways and an extensive range of subjects. Students can choose to undertake either the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD), the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), or Vocation Education and Training (VET) in SACE. Students wishing to pursue the (VET) pathway have an option in Year 10 to “Jump-Start” their vocational journey.

Our pastoral care program is specifically designed to meet the needs of Senior School students. Year-specific programs give students information and strategies to support them during their transition into responsible adulthood.

The Senior School is committed to providing students with a holistic education, great opportunities, and a head start in life.

Andrew Griffiths