Our approach is underpinned by our values of Heart, Mind, Connect.
Students are encouraged to be creative, confident, ambitious for themselves and others. We are a school where everybody strives for excellence but who understands that finding things difficult is a normal part of learning. We celebrate success but learn how to meet challenges with resilience and fortitude. When others around us fail or falter, we demonstrate kindness and encouragement.
Students develop learning attributes: resourcefulness, respect, resilience, reflection and reasoning. They practise these skills every lesson, every day and are rewarded for their efforts. We help students to manage their time, prioritise, problem solve and we provide frequent opportunities for thoughtful reflection. Students are wise enough to know the importance of education and are keen to take the next steps in their learning.
Students are encouraged to use their own voice. Speaking is emphasised as a tool for thinking, debate and presentation both in and outside the classroom. In a complex world, we encourage students to use their voice for good; we want our students to be able to express themselves knowledgably, eloquently and to be a force for change.