Extend the Student Experience
UNSW offers afterschool workshops in drama, gifted education and music. We also have a homework and tuition centre open to both primary and secondary students in the community. MSHS students also receive special opportunities to attend programs held at UNSW, through Gifted Education Research, Resource and Information Centre (GERRIC), ASPIRE, the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre, Nura Gili and other Schools and Centres across the university.
We also offer ann in-school Literacy Mentoring Program that matches our education students with Matraville students who need extra support. These afterschool and in-school workshops are aimed at harnessing the existing strengths of students, building their confidence while developing vital skills in literacy, communication and creative expression.
Enrich Initial Teacher Education
While MSHS students benefit from a massive boost in academic opportunities, after-hours support, and resourcing, UNSW pre-service teachers also gain invaluable teaching experience. The rich diversity of the student population at MSHS is an excellent opportunity for teachers-in-training at UNSW to build their professional capacity in areas such as Indigenous education, English as an Additional Language (EAL) and gifted education.
More than 50 UNSW pre-service teachers undertake their professional training at the school each semester, assisting teachers in classes, working directly with students during and after school and contributing to special projects.
Enhance Teacher Professional Learning
MSHS staff and teachers at surrounding schools have access to hands-on professional learning sessions and collaborative enquiry projects organised by UNSW, to build capacity to teach diverse learners more effectively. Activities are already underway in the realms of gifted education, technology in education, culturally responsive schooling and Indigenous education.
Engage the School Community
By integrating parents, teachers, families and the broader community into school life through a range of afterschool, evening and holiday programs, we create a flexible model for education. This model meets the immediate needs of the community, creates better academic outcomes and widens educational expectations. The UNSW Matraville Education Partnership is a collective vision for cohesion and achievement in Matraville and surrounding areas.