Wesley College has been named as one of Australia’s Most Innovative Schools, for the third time.
How it started and how it’s going… 100 years ago this week the first stones were laid in the building of Wesley College. Now, a century later, we’re proud to announce that – today – we have been presented with The Educator’s 5-Star Innovative School award, for the third time. What an amazing way to start our Foundation Week celebrations!
The Educator Magazine is a magazine and news website for Australia’s most senior educational professionals. For eight years, its list of the country’s Most Innovative Schools has been essential reading, highlighting groundbreaking educational programs and initiatives on the cutting-edge of education.
2022 marks Wesley’s fourth appearance on the list, having been named as a winner in 2022, 2020 and 2018, and appearing as a finalist in 2019.
“Innovation is in the DNA of Wesley,” says Mr Mathew Irving, Wesley College’s Deputy Head (Academics and Strategy), who proactively seeks ways for the College to push the educational envelope.
“This award reflects our lived motto, by daring & by doing, and celebrates the achievements of staff and students,” he continues. “In the past 12 months, Wesley has turned its attention to micro-credentialling; launching Wesley NEXT for Years 10-12 students and Level-Up Program for Year 3 students. The inception of Arts Lab has also been a significant innovation project; a collaborative endorsed program for Year 9-12 students that nurtures authentic experiences in the performing and creative arts industries. Arts Lab is a first for Western Australia. Wesley’s Long Term Athletic program has also reached new heights in 2022 with the addition of sports analytics and science to support a sport-for-life culture throughout the College.
“The College is now turning its attention to the future. Wesley turns 100 in 2023 and preparations are underway to develop a future schooling initiative that will challenge the current paradigm and prepare the ground for the next 100 years of innovation and continuous improvement in education.”
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