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Mission and Vision

Our Mission: Achieving Excellence

As you walk into one of our classrooms, you'll hear a buzz of noise as students work in groups around the room. The atmosphere is inquisitive and engaged as the students tackle tasks that challenge them to think for themselves in a way that they have not done before. Every child is participating fully; some are leading, others questioning, all are integrated into a learning community.

They are communicating confidently with each other using precise terms and happily recording their thoughts on paper or capturing their work in a photo to be included in their electronic write up. The pupils are at ease in this stimulating environment and feel supported enough to try out a new approach, not afraid to fail, secure in the knowledge that they will move on and continue to learn from each experience.

One student asks their teacher for an answer. The teacher smiles, and replies with a question. The student frowns, thinks for a moment, then smiles to themself and pursues a different avenue which yields a solution. The student grins when they next catch the teacher's eye.

Ask one of our pupils what they are doing and they can not only tell you what but why and, furthermore, they know what steps they need to make to improve their performance to the next level. They take the lead in their own learning and accept responsibility for their own achievement.

In every classroom across the campus children are challenged to become the very best they can be. This is what Achieving Excellence looks like in our School.

A principled blog2014

Congratulations to English Scholar Meg Henry

While we are very sad to see the Henry family leave at the end of 2014, we are very proud that Meg from Year 8 has been awarded an English Scholarship to Sunshine Beach High School in Queensland.

Well done Meg! It's really pleasing to see how well you have done when compared to all the top students from overseas.

Doha GOALS Forum

Mrs Poulain sent me an excited email earlier in the year to say a remarkable opportunity for our students had arisen and that she would like some of our sport stars along; it was a very easy request to say yes to. I was very pleased to receive this account of what our students had achieved from her this week. Two of our students were flown all the way to Doha to participate in some outstanding leadership training. Read on to find out more........

Doha GOALS Forum

3rd-5th November, 2014

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