‘At Wesley we focus on a holistic education that emphasises the development of the well-balanced man or woman who is empowered, and wants to go out into the world and make a difference.’
David Gee, Headmaster
I have long held the view that parents are the primary educator of their children and that much of the real work is done before a child reaches the age of 10. Thus, character and values formation largely occur in the home. The environment at Wesley complements, shapes and develops this, adding layers of richness and taking it beyond the environment of the family into the ‘real and social’ worlds of our young people.
At Wesley we focus on a holistic education that emphasises the development of the well-balanced man or woman who is empowered, and wants to go out into the world and make a difference. There are many points of difference at Wesley that contribute to making this a reality for our students, such as:
- The co-educational nature of the primary years, up to Year 6;
- Our Middle School structure (Years 5 to 8) supporting students during adolescent years;
- Our Katitjin Program for Year 8 students;
- Our focus on Service, both in the curriculum, as well as outside the classroom;
- Our Indigenous program;
- Our positive, rather than punitive, orientation to behaviour development;
- Our breadth of course offerings in the Senior School years;
- Our focus on the pursuit of excellence, a subtle difference to the focus on ‘winning’;
Our proactive Social and Emotional life skills curriculum, developed right through from Pre-kindergarten to Year 12.
Research indicates that today’s youth will have as many as 30 jobs in their lifetime, including five different career pathways, many of which have yet to be identified. It is with this understanding that we take a future-focussed approach to learning, balanced alongside tried and true explicit methods of teaching. Students are actively encouraged and held accountable for developing important transferable life skills such as teamwork, collaboration, leadership, creativity and self-directed thinking and learning.
Visitors to our campus frequently make the comment that Wesley College has a wonderful and relaxed feel. I encourage you to make a visit, to tour the College and see our students and staff as they are on a normal school day.
I look forward to welcoming you to Wesley College.