GoodLife: Peninsula Style, Issue 42, Page 103 (transcription)

Introducing Cornish College What a year it has been In March this year St Leonard s College announced that the Cornish Campus was to close its gates.
Within 24 hours of this announcement a Save Cornish committee was formed by a number of dedicated and passionate parents.
After a town hall meeting, which was attended by 800 people consisting of parents, staff, past students, local business owners, grandparents and students, the committee grew from the initial group of six parents to twenty and hundreds of volunteers.
This committee worked tirelessly and, with the assistance of the Uniting Church and the support of the school community behind them, they succeeded in purchasing the Campus from St Leonard s College in June.
Since then over 350 families have visited Cornish Campus for the first time and explored their outstanding facilities, acres of natural parkland and all that they have to offer.
The first education facility at the Patterson River site, 65 Riverend Rd opposite Patterson Lakes , opened in 1987 and over the 24 years since, an outstanding educational curriculum has been developed.
The Cornish curriculum is now internationally recognised as being innovative and best practice in the education of our next generation.
Cornish College will open in 2012 as a new Uniting Church Coeducational School providing a curriculum from award winning educators in a truly unique environment.
The educational offering includes ELC3 and ELC4 where the teaching philosophy is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, which has become the benchmark for excellence in teaching young children.
Children participate in a program including weekly specialists, Art, Music, Library, Outdoor Specialist and a language other than English.
Children are also involved in an environmental program using the significant environmental resources available to us on our 100 acres.
Prep to Year 6 will be offered the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme IB PYP and the secondary curriculum is inquiry and concept driven where students are encouraged to make connections across all disciplines in a holistic approach where they develop deep understandings and knowledge as identified in the Victorian Essential Learning Standards VELS and in the emerging Australian Curriculum.
The school s motto Make a Difference encourages all students to make a difference in the community and the world in which they live.
Cornish College believe education is about teaching children to think for themselves and to become the creative problem solvers of tomorrow.
A school that 'Makes a Difference' Our students are encouraged to make a difference in the community and the world that they live in.
We place a high degree of importance on providing our young people with the skills and opportunities that they will need to become responsible leaders in a global community.
URBAN TECHNOLOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY Are our cities sustainable PERSONAL SUSTAINABILITY Are our students healthy, mentally and physically SOCIO CULTURAL SUSTAINABLILITY Do our students understand other culture's histories, beliefs and values as well as their economic , policital systems and legal systems NATURAL SUSTAINABILITY Do our students understand the importance of natural areas and our responsibilities towards them.
School Tour Dates Saturday 14 January, 10.00 - 11.30am Thursday 16 February 9.30 - 11.00am in school session Saturday 25 February, 10.00 - 11.30am Please register at www.cornishcollege.vic.edu.au or phone 9773 1011 65 Riverend Road, Bangholme, Vic, 3175 www.gdlife.com.au 103

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