February 19, 2013

Dalton in Sydney since 1922

Ascham - Glenrock House
188 New South Head Road
Edgecliff NSW 2027 Australia

Ascham is a non-selective, day and boarding girls’ school that provides a strong academic program within a friendly, inclusive culture. Through its liberal arts curriculum, the Dalton Plan, and extensive co-curricular offerings, an Ascham girl is supported to develop into a confident, independent, compassionate young woman with a sense of purpose in the world.

At the heart of Ascham’s learning and teaching excellence is our focus on the individual girl, achieved through The Dalton Plan. The Dalton Plan stimulates self-reliance, assists each girl to assume responsibility for her own learning and engages both learner and teacher in intellectual partnership.

The Dalton plan at Ascham involves a combination of lessons and studies where each student makes active decisions about how she works and learns. This way of learning, and the confidence and independence it gives, stays with our girls throughout their tertiary study and into their careers. It helps lift and sustain the academic progress of every one of our girls, whatever their abilities and aspirations. It is uniquely Ascham.

Dalton at Ascham comprises three main components: the lesson, the study and the assignment. Girls attend lessons in class groups where teachers deliver the curriculum. In studies, girls learn to work in different ways; in groups, independently and in partnership with their teacher. The assignment sets out the work for each topic so that girls are able to plan their work for the week, in conjunction with their teachers.

Short film on this ASCHAM page

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