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Woodcroft College

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Denomination  Anglican
Employees  ~177
Phone  +61 8 8322 2333
Founded  1989
Established  1989 (28 years)
Enrolment  ~1377 (R-12)
Principal  M C Porter
Colors  Red, Navy blue, Gold
Type  Independent Private Co-educational International Primary Secondary Day School
Motto  Latin: Persevera in Fide (Persevere in Faith)
Address  143-173 Bains Rd, Morphett Vale SA 5162, Australia
Similar  Woodcroft Office, Cardijn College, Reynella East College, Woodcroft Primary School, Wirreanda Secondary School
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Woodcroft College is an independent, private Anglican, co-educational, international, day school for students from Reception to Year 12, located on Bains Road in the southern Adelaide suburb of Morphett Vale, South Australia. Despite being named for the southern Adelaide suburb of Woodcroft, the College is situated in the suburb of Morphett Vale. Founded in 1989, Woodcroft College celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 2014 after 25 years of operation.

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Woodcroft College is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and consequently, the Junior School runs on the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) whilst the Middle School and Year 10 students follow the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). Year 11 and 12 students are offered three curriculum pathways; the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), SACE combined with Vocational Education and Training (VET), and the IB Diploma Programme (DP). Woodcroft College is also a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS).

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College Emblem & Colours

The Woodcroft College emblem has individual elements that represent a particular value: an empty cross as a sign for hope; a serpent as a reminder of faith; a heart-shaped shield as a token of love; and a 'W' inside the cross representing the Woodcroft College Community.

The Woodcroft College colours of navy blue and gold are associated with the school's patron saint, Hilda of Whitby, while the red is a liturgical (seasonal) colour of the Christian churches.

Sub-Schools System

Woodcroft College is divided into three sub-schools each with their own heads, classes, and subject teachers. The sub-schools, their current Heads of School and year levels are as follows:

  • Junior School: Mrs A Mikulcic (Reception - Year 5)
  • Middle School: Mrs K Sheidow (Year 6 - Year 9)
  • Senior School: Mr A Griffiths (Year 10 - Year 12)
  • Every year level in the Middle and Senior Schools each has a Year Level Manager (YLM) (apart from Years 6 and 7 who share a single YLM) who effectively manages students and year level issues that may arise. The sub-schools also operate their own Student Leadership Teams which help raise issues with the appropriate YLM or Head of School.

    House System

    Upon commencement at Woodcroft College, each student is assigned to one of the four houses with all other members of a family being assigned to the same house. The House System acts as the focus for families, sport and student leadership in the three Sub-Schools. In the Junior School, the houses support sporting, cultural and co-curricular activities and its students compete within their classes and year levels earning points for their house in the annual Junior School Sports Day situated on campus. In the Middle and Senior Schools, the houses compete against each other in the annual Interhouse Swimming Carnival located at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre since 2012, and Interhouse Athletics Carnival located at SA Athletics Stadium. Middle School students also compete in House Activities once every term - where students are split into several groups within their year level with each group consisting of students from the four houses - to earn further points for their house. The names of the four houses originated from famous influences and areas situated near or around the College.

    Facilities

    Woodcroft College offers a variety of facilities, all set in landscaped grounds with modern buildings and playing fields. As of 2014, on campus facilities include:

  • Large volume Gymnasium: includes International Standard Basketball, Netball and Volleyball Courts; practice courts for basketball, netball, volleyball and badminton; and male and female change rooms
  • Large multi-purpose Primary Hall: seating capacity for 350 people with retractable seating
  • Small lecture theatre for various uses: seats up to 100 and is equipped with lectern and AV facilities.
  • Modern Hospitality & Skills Centre
  • Private music tuition rooms, and larger rooms for ensemble work
  • Five multi-purpose tennis courts
  • Extensive Middle & Senior Schools Resource Centre and smaller Junior School Library
  • Two large ovals with facilities for football, soccer, cricket and athletics
  • Design Technology Centre with access to various machinery
  • Seven up-to-date computer labs: two of which are located in the Design Technology Centre with access to CAD and CAM facilities, laser cutter and 3D printers; one is located in the Music Centre and provides audio editing software and music composition software; and the other four are situated around the school (one in the Junior School) and provide numerous software programs for regular schoolwork and Information Technology lessons.
  • Four Home Economics classrooms: two for Food Technology and two for Textiles Technology
  • Four science laboratories: MYP Sciences; Biology; Chemistry; and Physics
  • Four Visual Art classrooms: one is located in the Junior School
  • Fully equipped classrooms for various subjects
  • Large "College Green" forming a central 'hub' for the school
  • Medical and First Aid facilities: Nurse on site
  • References

    Woodcroft College Wikipedia


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