Teaching at Pinnacle

Teaching staff at Pinnacle are united by a guiding philosophy of teaching based on fostering the individual talents of each student. We provide an inclusive, vibrant and positive learning environment.


Teaching approach and objectives:

-To provide a core curriculum that leads to the development of age appropriate skills, concepts and critical thinking.

-To encourage students to develop talents and explore individual areas of interest through developmentally appropriate projects and experiences.

-To encourage the use of technology to facilitate learning and communication.

-To understand individual learning styles and to employ effective lesson and design strategies for teaching and learning.

-To use the resources of Adelaide and its surrounds to enrich the curriculum and to develop an awareness that learning takes place beyond the classroom.

-To work collaboratively with parents and caregivers to enhance the development of their child’s learning.


 Pinnacle College teachers are committed to:

-Nurturing trusting relationships with students.

-Setting challenging and purposeful learning objectives.

-Utilising diverse and effective teaching strategies.

-Modelling creativity, innovation and responsible risk-taking.

-Encouraging growth of individual gifts and abilities.

-Celebrating growth and perseverance.

-Modelling integrity, ethics, and justice.

-Developing critical thinking skills.

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ALUMNI Since our establishment in 2005, Pinnacle College (formerly known as Burc College) has proudly been part of the education journey of hundreds of students.

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