More than alternative pathways:
Entrepreneurial innovation in schools
A growing number of educational leaders are seeing the need for alternative pathways for their students. The AC-designed YES Program caters for students who have an entrepreneurial passion, helping them complete the HSC, while earning a Diploma of Business and gaining work experience.
Head of SPCC VET, Carlie Boyle, claims that this program is already embodying the vision set out in the latest NSW report from Professor Peter Shergold and Mr David Gonski, In the same sentence: bringing higher and vocational education together by future-proofing students, and raising the profile, quality and cohesion of VET in schools.
‘Our VET programs, SmartTrack and YES, have a different ethos and approach to mainstream school with an increased focus on practical learning, enterprise skills and work readiness,’ she said. Employers want more than qualifications they want employees with social intelligence, adaptive thinking, transdisciplinary and cross-cultural competence, and our programs provide students opportunity to develop these skills as well as completing their HSC.’ (SPCC Media Release)
For more information, ask for our AC Young Entrepreneurship Scheme brochure, here:
A World class Outdoor Education program...
[use the QR code to go to the TSC Glengarry site]
With remarkable mapping of the Australian Curriculum against Outdoor and Leadership outcomes, The Scots College's world-leading Outdoor program is achieving 'value add' for its students through its partnership with AC in ways not previously seen in the Australian schooling sector at this stage.
A mutual desire to bridge the dived between schools, universities and the world of work has led to this partnership between AC and Scots college, in order to provided exciting and progressive educational opportunities for both students and staff. Scots College has a long history of valuing experiential learning and outdoor education and its recent focus on reinventing education to be fit for purpose has led them to ensure no student is left behind. AC runs unique outdoor education training and teacher education programs that interact with industry experts and engages with some of Australia's leading VET Educators in the outdoor sector.
These partnerships have led to the development of a program that not only builds student character and leaderships skills, but also awards them with a nationally recognise certificate and prepares the boys to succeed in a world that is constantly being reinvented.
For more information about the AC Outdoor Education Program, contact James McCabe.
For information on The Scots 'Reinventing Education' program [click].
These cadetship positions are now open for Expression of Interest and Application at the Teaching School Alliance, Sydney and St Thomas Aquinas Teaching Schools Institute.
A new Hub has commenced in Tasmania, and a second intake is projected for June 2021. For more information contact:
1. the Teaching School Alliance - Dr Caitlin Munday.
2. St Thomas Aquinas Teaching School, Tasmania - Ian Riley.
For those located in the Hunter Valley, you can also contact St Philip's Teaching School - Mrs Samantha Van de Mortel.
Or for more general information contact Dr. David Hastie at AC.
5.12.2019: Engaging the International Baccalaureat in Christian Contexts
5.12.2019: New Schools Join the Teaching Schools Alliance, including Inaburra School.
21/10/2019: New Schools Planting Invitational Roundtable.
9/6/2019 - Reading between the lines to find AC in THE NAPTHINE REPORT
9/3/2019 - A NEW TEACHING ALLIANCE EMERGES
For more news, see the CFS Newsletter
Trauma Informed and Hope Filled Communities
As this series is being developed, we are in what people are calling an “unprecedented” time. For those who have responsibility for others, their desire to care can rise to almost overwhelming heights. That can be especially so when we believe that care is essential for how we live.
Providing individualized pathways and entrepreneurial innovation, the AC VET in Schools program offers unparalleled ways of doing 'future school' (click):
This series is written with the same heart of care – we wish to support those who are looking out for others in their worlds. For those in Christian schools, this will be a focus for the Boards of schools, the Principal and the rest of the Senior Executive, and of course, for all the teachers and support staff as they daily interact with the students and their families. For those in churches and care settings, we are already finding ourselves having to respond with new and updated approaches. Our hope is to aid you being able to maintain your heart of care while being realistic about the strategies and resources at your disposal.
This training series is comprised of four, 1.5 hours courses designed to give leaders, teachers and pastoral care / wellbeing staff further understanding of individual and community wellbeing. The course outlines are below.
Grace and peace,
The Alphacrucis Team
The individual cost for each course is $100. If your organisation is entering 10 or more participants, the cost of the course is $90, if more than 20, $80. Please contact Dr David Hastie ([email protected]) for more details about creating a discount code for groups.
Available now. https://www.openlearning.com/alphacruciscollege/
For access to AC's range of continuing professional learning courses, follow this link: https://www.openlearning.com/alphacruciscollege/
For advice on implementing cross-organizational trauma responses, please contact [email protected].
What we do...
Values-driven schools take a long term view of staff development, combining career-planning with strategic needs assessment. CFFS provides flexible modelling, continuous professional development, and mentoring, onsite, online or at one of our campuses around the nation.
See our Consultancy Services page
Strategic Visioning and Planning
Linking our research into biblical models, theological reflection, and social and cultural trends with the specific context of the School, CFFS can provide targeted strategic planning and envisioning services at all organizational unit levels.
Alphacrucis College runs a full suite of executive and professional degrees suited for the career development of educators - from pre-service, through early and middle career, to executive entry and maturation. From the Primary school classroom to the PhD., AC has your school's needs covered.
Research and Consultancy
CFS works out of a coherent, biblically-based research design oriented towards human flourishing. We provide your school with the ability to build mission-driven intellectual and cultural capital which will last the generations. From program advice to whole-of-institution strategic design dialogues, we bring the real-life experience of leaders and researchers in Christian schooling into your setting.
See our Consultancy Services page.
The Centre for the Future of Schooling is a Research Centre of Alphacrucis College, bringing research-driven formation through targeted coursework, collaborative strategy, quality higher degrees by research, and consultancy to the values-driven schooling sector.
Let's Go There Together.
The Centre harnesses the abilities of some of Australasia's best educational researchers and thinkers. It sits within the Faculty of Education, Arts and Social Sciences at Alphacrucis College. We are driven by a vision to empower Christian and faith-based schools to reach their mission-led strategic goals by providing the tools that only a research-led Christian research institution can provide.
Alphacrucis College is one of Australia's largest Christian liberal arts Colleges. Its vision is to become Australia's first Protestant Christian University. AC's social and educational vision is expressed in its goal to become a "global Christian university changing nations and neighbourhoods."
For more about Alphacrucis College, see: https://www.ac.edu.au/
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