In the High School, teachers for Main Lessons and Subject Lessons are specialists in their subject areas. The benefits of the developmentally aligned Waldorf High School curriculum are well recognised internationally
A frequent comment from universities about Waldorf graduates is that they are resourceful and engaged learners with a well-developed capacity for critical thinking and moral judgement and that this positions them well to cope with the complexities of tertiary study and future work.
As students progress through High School they are expected to become increasingly self-autonomous, managing their time, prioritising, and exercising opportunities for service leadership for the good of the school and wider community, and various projects and work practicums are timetabled in support of this goal.
The pastoral care of students is undertaken primarily by the guardian teacher for each class. Class guardians are responsible for ensuring that each student in their year is developing well socially, emotionally and academically. They also provide advocacy, listening and reflective spaces for the general well-being of their students.
High School teachers meet regularly to discuss all aspects of work in the High School, including the welfare, progress and achievement of individual students, educational and administrative matters.
Over the course of their journey through High School, students have regular access to advice and guidance regarding goal setting, elective choices and careers.
At Sasana International School, High School students have the opportunity to study for IGCSE alongside the rest of the Waldorf High School curriculum and our locally awarded Waldorf High School Certificate.
Beginning in Class Ten, students are encouraged to study for IGCSE. This course is timetabled into subject lessons alongside the rest of the Waldorf High School curriculum. As such, students will have the opportunity to study up to 4 subjects per year over 2 years (a total of 8 subjects).
The subjects on offer are determined by the College Work Group considering areas of most demand. Other subjects may be possible through individual tuition.
At Sasana International School, students will be provided with a Waldorf High School Certificate on graduation at the end of Class 12. This will be awarded at Achieved, Merit or Distinction.
The Sasana Waldorf High School Certificate includes a comprehensive academic transcript of Main Lessons across all curriculum areas, undertaken in Class Ten, Eleven and Twelve, as well as individual and community projects and service leadership awards.
One of the benefits of a relatively small high school is that teachers get to know the relative strengths of their students very well.
Each student graduating from Sasana International School in Class 12 will be provided with an individual testimonial which can be used when applying for courses and employment after leaving High School.
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