Proudly non-selective, diversity is in All Saints’ DNA — diversity of students’ gender, abilities, culture, faith, interests and pathways — and reflects the wider community in which our students are collaborating, creating and problem-solving. As a result, we are proud of our ‘grounded’ graduates who demonstrate in myriad ways their sense of responsibility to their communities.
Alongside a network of partners, the college curates a rich, ‘personalisable’ learning environment in which students develop a deep and authentic, empathetic and ethical perspective. This sees our young people going beyond the traditional boundaries of education, leading in ‘real world’ environments, co-authoring a future which values creative collaboration and connections.
While the vast majority of ASC students strive for the highest possible ATAR and are frequently among the top-performing students in the nation, our ‘ATAR Plus’ approach recognises our role in ‘brokering’ for our diverse student body a range of pathways — General, Enterprise or Hybrid.
Developing student agency
In nurturing students’ problem-solving and problem-finding mindsets that value innovative and entrepreneurial thinking, the college is supported by a strong focus on Design Thinking. Entities such as Propeller Industries (our Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship), Runway, our student-run pop-up shop that features their goods and services, and Catalyst, our Centre for Service and Social Enterprise also support the nurturing of this mindset. Further enriching our young people’s toolkit of future-focused skills is The Agency, an employment agency the College runs specifically for ASC students.
Underpinning all of this is?Djoowak: The Beyond Boundaries Institute (BBI). BBI comprises a team of college staff who, alongside our students, work with leaders from business, industry and community in ensuring the relevance and currency of an ASC education.
A personalisable experience
The nurturing of relationships is key in this: our deep understanding of one another and our place in the world; our students’ relationships with one another (in their own and other year levels); and with our staff and partner organisations with whom our students travel this most significant journey.
At ASC, we recognise that, while our focus on the individual and the ‘personalisable’ is critically important to our students’ success, we also appreciate that it is in relationship with others that our students best understand how they can most effectively make a positive difference in our world.
All of this is underpinned by our belief that the college’s central role is to ensure that, guided by a strong moral compass, our young people are equipped to step confidently into a future characterised by rapid change, complexity and uncertainty.
This ensures our young people — the pioneers of today and tomorrow — ‘know what to do when they don’t know what to do’…a commonly heard saying at All Saints’ College.