Dainfern College takes pride in being a leader in innovative, relevant curriculum development. Academic endeavour in the High School prepares students for life beyond the classroom and the academic focus is therefore intentional in its enhancement of the vital 21 st Century skills of collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, character building, research, and reflection. While not ignoring subject content, the spirit of curiosity is aroused and enquiry-based learning is encouraged through an innovative curriculum and progressive teaching praxis that favours the development of cross-curricular skills.
Although students’ committed pursuit of personal academic excellence is paramount, it is also acknowledged that the journey to excellence and fulfilment of academic potential differs for each student; thus, if additional support is required, it is facilitated professionally.
Academic excellence also cannot be achieved solely through focusing on the intellectual needs of students, so a thriving pastoral care programme exists to ensure their holistic development.
The Dainfern College High School academic programme creates students who are fully prepared to succeed in either of the IEB National Senior Certificate (‘Matric’) exit exam. Furthermore, students leave the College as global citizens whose academic foundation equips them to further their studies at tertiary institutions and, subsequently, to continue their life-long journey of learning.