At CrawfordSchools™ we believe in education without fear, where good citizenship, leadership and sportsmanship are developed by placing emphasis on the needs of every child.
We would like to welcome you to the growing community of families that believe in the value of a Crawford education. Our graduates are well rounded, confident and apply the education and life skills with which they have been equipped.
We treat our students with dignity and respect, encouraging individuality and promoting self-assurance, confidence and independence.
Our academic philosophy of “Think, Understand, Apply” is adopted within our nurturing environment and our small classes ensure a close interaction between the teacher and student.
The expertise, commitment, innovative ideas and methodologies of our staff encapsulate the dynamics of our education philosophy.
Our Code of Conduct, together with a demerit and warning system, ensures that our students are responsible for their actions and have a clear understanding of the consequences.
At CrawfordSchools™, we implement a school policy that is caring and empathetic, and which recognises each child’s needs, dignity and rights where the link between freedom and responsibility is emphasised. In Crawford, we have mutual respect and a student focused educational philosophy but remain constantly aware of the significant impact we have on the development of our students as we prepare them to face the world that they will enter. Our system adapts to the needs of the child by finding and creating a space in which every child has acceptance and value. The simple secret to Crawford success is the teacher who has the ability to reach out and lift up every child as the teacher believes in their students and students trust in their teachers. In CrawfordSchools™, respect is earned through fairness, transparency and consistency. Academic excellence is reached through bringing together the most outstanding teachers with the most promising students to motivate each child to reach their dreams to the best of their ability. This student-centred approach provides encouragement and positive guidance, focuses on well-being and happiness, confidence and recognition, motivation and inspiration. No child will be forced to participate in any activity but will encourage and motivate students to try new activities.
As a leading schools group, with a number of successful graduates from various international universities, CrawfordSchools™ believes in the importance of measuring our students’ performance against credible international standards. Our students therefore write the Victorian Certificate of Equivalence (VCAA) examinations, where emphasis is placed on the application and development of knowledge rather than the acquisition of content. The consistently excellent results in these globally benchmarked examinations affirm the CrawfordSchools™ emphasis on the importance of problem solving and higher order thinking in the world today. Our lessons are well-prepared whilst also ensuring the comfort and needs of the child is acknowledged. It is a promise to parents and students that the best teachers will be available to all levels as our teachers are as honoured to have the child in their classroom, as the child is honoured to be taught by that teacher. Students will be aided with study methods and learning programmes as within Crawfordology we continually ask the question: “What is in the best interest of the student?”
CrawfordSchools™ has a panel of professional educators who constantly evaluate examinations written by the CrawfordSchools™ candidates.
At CrawfordSchools™, we provide the opportunity for pupils to participate in as many different activities as possible. This fulfills a vital educational function, and adds to the all-round development of our students.
CrawfordSchools™ has a “multiform” that encourages individuality. By offering options within the uniform, students can mix and match the casual uniform daily, allowing for freedom of expression within acceptable boundaries.
An underpinning value of a Crawford Education is “education without fear.” By implication this means that a positive and nurturing environment exists in our schools, where individuality and mutual respect are promoted.