At Riverside Adventist School students work at their own pace and teachers adapt their style according to individual needs.
The staff has swapped the classroom style set up for a more flexible learning experience that puts students at the centre of their education, allowing them to have input into the pace and delivery style of their lessons. Riverside principal, Brownyn Goodwin said children failing to keep up with the current system had left parents looking for alternative options when it came to choosing schools. “Choosing a school can be one of the biggest, and often most difficult, decisions you can make as a parent,” said Mrs Goodwin. “Parents today have become more savvy and they want a school where their child is more than a number in a big system.”
The small class sizes mean that teachers can spend quality one-on-one time with students understanding their unique styles and learning capabilities.
Setting students up for success with its range of extra-curricular activities, Riverside focuses on building character in students to support them to be contributing citizens and be not only tolerant but supportive and empathetic towards others.
The school is located in a picturesque pocket beside the Ross River, which supports the curriculum’s emphasis on outdoor learning. Students work together to create and tend to gardens and get back to nature. “All children learn differently and we are lucky to be located in a spot that lends itself so well to regular outdoor lessons, particularly at this time of year,” said Mrs Goodwin. “We offer a holistic program, where, from the time of enrolment, the student’s whole family is embraced and welcomed to our community.”
At Riverside students are not taught ‘what’ to learn but ‘how’ to learn and discern when checking the validity and value of information. Riverside is a small, co-educational Christian school that has provided a comprehensive academic, spiritual and physical program from Prep to Year 6 for over 50 years.
The ‘little school with a big heart’ is open to families of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds. “We welcome people from all walks of life. Our only prerequisites are a desire to attend, willingness to learn, a positive attitude, and of course adherence to our code of conduct.”
To find out more or to book a tour of the school call 4779 2291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org