With a teacher student ratio of 1:18 in the Junior School and 1:14 in the Secondary School, All Souls St Gabriels School has very small class sizes. This brings numerous benefits to our students. Teachers can spend more time with each student. Teachers know each student individually. Teachers have less marking, meaning that more time can be spent on lesson preparation. There is also less demand on our facilities which Junior students can easily access. In larger schools the Juniors often miss out.
We have 45 hectares available to our students. Students do not feel hemmed in by buildings and bitumen. The school matches the lifestyle that many of our country boarders are used to. Some students choose to bring their horse and the cattle yards provide reminders of home. And for all students there is that space, space to be alone, to enjoy some peace and quiet to reflect and occasionally escape form the hurly burly of dormitory life.
Our teaching staff assist our boarders with their prep (homework). They are not uni students filling in, but qualified teachers who can give expert advice. More than 25 adults, many of whom are teachers, live on the campus, giving our school the feeling of a small community. Our students know their teachers well, and are comfortable in their company. Our staff is a great mix of young teachers and older ones who have made a long term commitment to our school.
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