The Canobolas Rural Technology High School has joined the Big Picture learning organisation. We are extremely excited about what we are going to be able to offer our students. Big Picture is proudly supported by Sally Foundation.
Big Picture Education Australia aims to stimulate vital changes in Australian education by generating and sustaining innovative, personalised schools that work in partnership with their greater communities. We design break-through public schools, research and replicate new designs for education, train educators to serve as leaders in their schools and communities, and actively engage the public as participants and decision makers in the education of our young people.
Our philosophy is grounded in educating 'one student at a time.' We promote and create personalised education programs that are unique for each student. We believe that true learning takes place when each student is an active participant in their education, when their course of study is personalised by teachers, parents and mentors who know them well, and when school-based learning is blended with outside experiences that heighten the student's interest. In a country obsessed by 'test-score accountability,' we promote 'one student at a time accountability.' The Big Picture’s rigorous and highly personalised approach to education combines academic work with real-world learning. It focuses on educating ‘one student at a time’ and inverts the traditional education design by placing the student, their passions and their interests, at the centre of the learning process.
From the Big Picture’s work in communities overseas, the integrated learning framework has been found to be highly effective in improving student learning. The success and proliferation of Big Picture schools is due to their ability to achieve exceptionally high student attendance rates (94% on average) and very low drop-out rates (2% on average). In the USA, Big Picture delivers on its promise to provide students with the skills and assistance needed to gain acceptance to tertiary institutions, with 99% of Big Picture graduates being accepted into college (the equivalent of a university or TAFE in Australia).