Trinity Anglican College commenced operations in Albury in 2002 and offers co-educational schooling for students from Kindergarten to Year 12. The College is located on a 10-hectare site at Thurgoona (10km from Albury CBD) within an educational precinct including Charles Sturt University and the National Environment Centre.
The Junior School at Trinity Anglican College has a committed staff with a passion for each student’s development both educationally and socially. We encourage the children to develop the ability to think for themselves, build confidence, have-a-go and learn how to relate to and show respect for others.
The Junior School caters for individual developmental needs and focuses on all key learning areas, with a particular focus on Literacy and Numeracy skills. Specialist teachers in Music, French and Physical Education collaborate with classroom teachers so that integrated learning takes place. All students are introduced to and encouraged to use technology. Students from Year 4 – 6 have specialist staff teaching Visual Arts, Technology and Drama.
The students in the Upper Junior School have the opportunity to demonstrate responsibility and initiative by taking on leadership positions as School, Chapel, and SRC Leaders and House Captains.
The Junior School provides opportunities for a wide range of co-curricular activities which inspire learning and teamwork. We believe all students are capable of success and want the children to find the processes of growing up and learning fun.
In 2017 we will have three classes in each year group from Kinder to Year 4. There are two classes per year group in Years 5 and three classes of Year 6. We will continue to offer three classes at Kindergarten level each year so that by 2019 there will be three classes in each year level throughout the Albury Junior School.
Kinder and Year 1 occupy our new Infants Centre which has been designed to foster a collaborative and flexible learning style. Pods of four classrooms, two either side of a central breezeway, will each house a year level group from Year 2 and above.
The entire Albury campus is designated into “areas” for either junior or senior students. Learning these areas are part of the orientation process and a staff member on duty at all breaks will remind students if they venture too far from their play space.
The Senior School at Trinity Anglican College is one in which students are encouraged to take pride and celebrate their achievements, both inside and outside the classroom. There is a high academic expectation of our students. Systems are in place to assist students in achieving their academic potential and to prepare them for tertiary studies or the workplace.
There are a range of leadership opportunities for students. From Term 4 of Year 11, students have the opportunity to apply for a position as a Prefect.
We offer places in four classes at Year 7 level each year, giving priority to students in Year 6 at our Albury and Wodonga Campuses. Our College is still growing, so in 2017 we will have four classes in Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9, with three classes in each of Year 10, Year 11 and Year 12.
Our aim is to continue our expansion in a steady and controlled way so that eventually we will have a total enrolment across the senior school of around 650.
We’re comfortable with that number. We think it’s large enough to ensure great electives selections at the senior level but intimate enough that we are still going to know each of our students really well.
Classes throughout the Senior School are held in our new Senior Centre or in specialist classrooms.
The North and South wings of the Senior Centre provide 20 General Learning Areas in flexible and collaborative spaces. The departments mostly using the Senior Centre are Maths, English, Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) and Religious and Values Education (RAVE).
The Founders Centre is a four-laboratory science centre catering for biology, chemistry, physics and general science. Biology and science students also often use the green belt on two boundaries of the College to extend their learning.
The Trades Skills Centre incorporates two workshops and a technical laboratory with a range of specialist equipment such as 3D printers, a laser cutter, milling machine and vacuum former. Students working in this Centre have access to computers loaded with specialist design software and it also is home to our robotics program.
Visual Arts is housed in specialist studios beside the full commercial-style kitchen used by Agriculture and Food Technology students. The College kitchen garden is located adjacent to the Kitchen.
Music, Drama and Languages also are in specialist classrooms.