Celebrating the gift of the human imagination. Offering an education beyond the classroom.
Neurodiverse people are celebrated for their unique strengths and abilities in a wide range of areas.
At Summit Point School, we begin every academic year with a fresh overarching concept or big idea like 'Consciousness Rising' or 'Man vs Machine'. This approach is perfectly designed to nurture our kids’ love of investigation, exploration and creativity. Our innovative curriculum provides a framework where our students explore a variety of subjects each term. This big idea underpins all four terms, weaving its way throughout each curriculum area, making our students’ learning connected and relevant.
This theme-based approach is designed to raise student consciousness through inquiry projects that offer opportunities for entrepreneurship, innovation and teamwork. Our students make independent decisions in their own inquiry, based on the knowledge they acquire, and through rich content, resources and materials to experiment with and investigate individual ideas.
During the term, students research and create a body of work to show what they have learnt in their chosen inquiry topic. The process of preparing this ‘portfolio’ encourages them to use a growing range of tools for gaining and sharing knowledge and experience, and also allows for the production of creative, information-rich and relevant learning material. Students build on these until the end of the term, where parents are invited to experience their child’s journey, through an exhibition-style presentation.
Past projects have included kombucha, preserving foods, therapeutic aromatherapy products, food science (plant-based menus), horticulture and growing food, sewing, woodwork (hard materials) and Market Days (where student products are sold).
Students own their learning in meaningful ways throughout the process, which is even more important than the end product.
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Every child has the right to be both literate and creative. We are committed to empowering students with diverse learning profiles, so they realise their potential in the world.
Our students understand the impact they can make to society. They develop a sense of awareness of self and their role in a community, starting with their classroom. We leverage their capacity to learn, in order that they see themselves as citizens of Planet Earth, having a responsibility to every other person, regardless of their place of birth, ethnicity, faith or gender.
"We were desperate to help our son’s self-esteem and confidence. Enrolling him at Summit Point restored his belief in himself."
"Being encouraged to demonstrate his knowledge using educational technology has helped remove barriers to my child’s learning and made him less anxious about tests and assessment."
"The teachers at Summit Point go above and beyond to nurture the different learning styles of their students."
"Rebecca supported us to understand our child’s strengths and challenges and find a way to foster his love of learning."
"We have been working with Summit for only a term and my word, our daughter has come a long way since she started at the school."
"It’s a hard decision sending your child to a ‘alternative’ school, but now we’re out the other side, we realise how much our daughter needed the attention and environment that Summit Point offers."
"Attending SPS gave our daughter the space and time to learn at her own pace, and be recognised for her talents."
"Graduating from Summit, our child is now a confident learner with a range of strategies which have helped her transition successfully to high school."