Marsden Heights Community College is extremely proud of its innovative and unique learning concept – STAR.

The concept aims to encourage every student to complete a set of learning milestones and develop skills which will stay with them throughout their school career and indeed life-long learning journey. These transferrable skills will facilitate a successful, fruitful and rewarding career – whatever path they choose to take.

Our Unique STAR Learning Concept

STAR – an acronym for:
Solo Learner – Promotes Independent, Organised and Determined learners
Team Learner- Encourages Responsible and Respectful Learners and great Communicators
Adventurous Learner- Inspires Imaginative and Curious Learners and Problem Solvers
Reflective Learner- Rewards Thoughtful, Self-Aware and Adaptable Learners

Creative Learning Curriculum

Our Year 7 students are tooled-up and skilled-up to meet the variety of challenges they face in life through our innovative and creative STAR Learning concept. During this creative and engaging cross-curricular learning, students are encouraged to practice independent learning through project-based work where their learning is applied and contextualised and which in turn becomes more meaningful and understandable and less about the strict lines between the subjects but more about the connections between the different subjects.

As a result they build a toolbox of skills, techniques and disciplines that they will use to help them through their school career and life-long journey.

Why do we have a Creative Competency Curriculum?

Essentially it’s about motivating, engaging and encouraging creativity in our youngest students by combining the different disciplines which exist within the subjects to give freedom to innovative learning. This form of project-based learning does not follow the normal exam-driven learning and is much less intimidating for our youngest students and helps create a seamless transition from Primary to Secondary education whilst introducing the concept of new subject areas into their learning timetable. Futhermore it equips them with transferrable skills necessary for a successful career.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Jeeves by email.

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