Don’t quite fit the mould at high school? Come visit Adelaide’s Eynesbury Senior College Open Day, 27 May.
For those of us who can remember the beautiful big mansion on Belair Road, Kingswood, Eynesbury Secondary College always seemed like a magical place – a place where students got to feel unique.
It was established in 1990 but that same sense exists today, even though the college moved from near Mitcham to Adelaide’s CBD on Franklin Street back in 1996.
Today, the school is located in the heart of the city in a modern, multipurpose facility only 50 metres from the GPO and Victoria Square, which enables both staff and students to take advantage of nearby facilities like the law courts, museums, universities and just generally absorb the sights and sounds of the city. One of the most popular local attractions for students is of course Adelaide Central Market, the perfect location for lunch time and coffee meet ups.
Although Eynesbury Senior College is one of Adelaide’s oldest private senior colleges for students in Years 10 to 13 in South Australia, it prides itself on being at the cutting-edge of contemporary learning philosophies.
Eynesbury Senior College encourages students to think outside the box and uses independent learning principles such as self-motivation, self-management and self-evaluation.
The school provides flexible study options and flexible university-like timetables, preparing students for life after school.
There are no bells, uniforms, prefects or houses, as there is no emphasis on competitive sports and compulsory extra-curricular activities. There are no whole school assemblies and the school days can be longer or shorter; sometimes running through to 5.10pm and sometimes finishing much earlier. In a university atmosphere where teachers are on a first name basis with all students, students have the freedom to be themselves and learn their way.
Highly skilled teachers are subject specialists and offer one-on-one support for all students outside the classroom. Each student is allocated a mentor, and teachers and students work together on a comprehensive wellbeing program so every student is offered the opportunity to achieve their very best.
Individuality is celebrated at the school, and it is a place where students who feel they don’t fit the mould at other high schools really find their feet and place in the world.
Students from a diverse range of backgrounds and former schools attend Eynesbury, emulating the university experience. Students attend from as far afield as the Barossa Valley, Murray Bridge and the Hills. The school also offers homestay and home away accommodation, so students have the opportunity to also work alongside international students who come from approximately 20 other countries.
The average class size is only 18 and wherever possible many classes have even fewer students, enabling greater one-to-one access to teachers than in many other schools.
When you walk around campus you’ll notice how quiet and respectful the learning environment is.
It’s about being focused on studies. Being an Eynesbury student is about learning about yourself, growing and being able to learn the way you want to learn with the support from teachers who really do care.
The best way to see the real difference and unique learning environment for yourself is to arrange a visit to the school or, better yet, attend an open day.
The next Open Day is on Sunday 27 May at 2pm. Register here to get a real sense of this college community. Find out if your independent child can benefit from a school like Eynesbury Senior College. Within five minutes of going to an Open Day, you’ll wonder why you didn’t check the school out earlier!
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