Aquinas students learn in visible classrooms where the learning is evident from outside. This has created a learning culture in the College where every student understands what is expected in the learning process.
Aquinas has focused on the visibility and transparency of learning.
- Visible Curriculum: Every course is documented, including activities and assessment. These are available to the students via the intranet, SIMON.
- Visible data about students for teachers to use. Not just test scores but student profiles that recognise social and leadership strengths as well.
- Visible classrooms: Lessons are conducted in visible classrooms where the learning is evident from outside. This has helped create a strong learning culture in the College.
- Visible Managing of students in the Learning Environment is a collaborative experience with common expectations.
- Visible Working with colleagues. Teachers work together to produce common courses with focused goal and high expectations.
- Visible Professional learning. Teachers learn together so they are up to date and consolidating their skills.