Wesley College Melbourne Australia
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The Wesley Approach to Learning

  • Isaac Quist
    Director of Curriculum
  • Kathy Saville
    Deputy Director of Curriculum
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At Wesley College over the years, we have honed a deep and multi-faceted understanding of thinking and learning. And we are constantly re-visiting that understanding, to ensure it meets the changing needs of our individual students.

We offer a balanced approach to learning, a compassionate consideration of the emotional wellbeing of students and the opportunity for all young people to flourish within our innovative and caring environment.

Teaching our students to become responsible citizens in a unique global society has become an integral element of our academic curriculum.


A diverse curriculum

While our curriculum certainly starts with numeracy and literacy, it expands much further to include a rich and varied choice of subjects such as Philosophy, Media, Mandarin, Photography and the world of business, to name a few.

Wesley offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP - to be introduced from the beginning of 2013) across all campuses, a unique Year 9 term at Clunes, and an extensive choice of subjects within the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), Vocational Education and Training (VET) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) in the Senior Schools.

Learning strategies

At Wesley we strive to create learning environments that:

  • Build and reinforce students' sense of identity and cultural awareness
  • Foster  students' recognition and development of universal human values
  • Stimulate curiosity, ingenuity and inquiry in order to foster a spirit of discovery and enjoyment of learning
  • Equip  students with the basic  skills to learn and acquire knowledge, individually or collaboratively, and to apply these skills and knowledge accordingly across a broad range of areas
  • Provide awareness of international perspectives while responding to Australian contexts and interests
  • Ensure flexibility and responsiveness of teaching and learning approaches to the different needs of our diverse student population
  • Assist learners to develop the autonomy needed for full and efficient participation in their own learning
  • Provide appropriate forms of assessment to facilitate effective learning and to ensure that learners work to their potential and achieve their personal best