Twenty-eight years ago the North Shore Coaching College (the College) was established. The aim at that time was to ensure students were given the opportunity to realise their potential and go on to lead fulfilling lives.
For almost three decades the College has assisted thousands of students to realise their academic potential. Many past students stay in contact and keep us up to date with their careers and lives. The highest ever Selective Schools Test result was achieved by a North Shore student and the most sought after scholarships for Australia’s premier private schools have been awarded to hundreds of our students over the years. We are proud of ALL of our students, both past and present.
For many students, life is a journey that presents additional challenges. Physical, emotional and intellectual disabilities can make it more difficult for them to realise their potential. Opportunities to grow and learn can be harder to access. Nonetheless, they have the same right to a fulfilling, productive and happy life.
Art is often the medium that opens a channel for learning in such circumstances. It can allow for greater social engagement, and develop confidence, life skills and self-esteem for students living with disability. The opportunity to access quality art programs for students with a disability is often a challenge in itself.
Fortunately, the Art Gallery of NSW provides an innovative and exciting learning program entitled ‘Starting with Art’.
‘Starting with Art’ is for Years K-12 students with physical, intellectual, behavioural and sensory disabilities. Each program is led by an artist educator and designed to create a journey of discovery and adventure through the Art Gallery of NSW’s collection.
I am delighted to announce that the North Shore Coaching College is supporting the ‘Starting with Art’ program at the Art Gallery of NSW. The financial assistance provided by the College will ensure that hundreds of additional students will be able to access this program each year.
In the coming weeks we will be announcing some great opportunities for our students and parents to be involved with the Art Gallery of NSW’s array of innovative and exciting educational programs. We will also match any parent donation up to $250 to the ‘Starting with Art’ program. You may contact me on 9415 1860 for details. Your donations of $2 or more to the Art Gallery of NSW are tax deductible.
We at the North Shore Coaching College are excited about the future of education. We are here to support your sons and daughters on their most important journey in life – the journey of learning.
All learners should be entitled to realise their potential. Life provides us all with countless opportunities to learn.
May we all enjoy our journey of learning.
Written by: Tony Hanlon, Director of Teaching at North Shore Coaching College
Read more about our support of various charitable organisations here.