Learning is at the heart of all that encompasses what we do at Northcross Intermediate School. As an Intermediate, our school is uniquely placed to cater for the young adolescent age group.
We highly value academic, sporting and cultural achievement. Additionally, we very much value the less overt learning - the learning by life experience. We encourage our students to be reflective, self-motivated, engaged and to persevere and explore at every opportunity.
We talk about learning - not work. Teachers and students talk about the intentions of lessons, and what success looks like. Every student is encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning. Our students understand their current levels of achievements and can identify their next steps to meet learning goals. We aim to provide learning opportunities that will stretch every student. Throughout their learning experiences, students are encouraged to consolidate, deepen and apply their skills and understandings in new ways.
The Northcross Inquiry Model is the lens through which the students are encouraged to expand on learned knowledge, skills and understandings – the aim being they can use higher order thinking skills to transfer learned knowledge into other areas of their learning.