• Relationships: We develop meaningful connections and strive to be of service to others. This commitment enables us to learn and better ourselves, our school, and communities near and far.
• Natural, built and social environments: We take active roles in these environments to cultivate respect, adaptability, independence, compassion and leadership.
Communication, collaboration and dialogue: We learn, solve problems, and understand and develop new ideas and perspectives. We allow the time necessary to explore our thoughts, make connections and share ideas.
Well-being: We recognize the importance of an active, healthy lifestyle; and develop the positive attitude necessary for a joyful and meaningful life.
Excellence: We foster a spirit of perseverance, resiliency, reflection and improvement to develop performance and moral character – the pathways to excellence and ethical behaviour. Students are encouraged to strive for mastery of subject and knowledge through high levels of work and play.
Individuality: We focus on each individual. Their perspectives, abilities, needs and interests guide our teaching.
Innovation: We nurture imagination, curiosity and interest. The process of inquiry is supported through research, practice and experimentation. Our students take risks in our safe learning environment, resulting in wonderful ideas becoming reality.
Creative and Critical thinking: We adhere to the learning models of inquiry, emergence and constructivism. Deep engagement in the learning process creates experiences that are engaging, challenging, authentic, and reflective for our students.
Success and Failure: “(We) understand the role of challenge and hardship in life, and know that success is measured through effort rather than grades, test scores, or life status. Children grow intellectually and emotionally when they overcome obstacles, learn from mistakes, and experience the valleys as well as the pinnacles of success.” Marilyn Price-Mitchell.