Principles of Learning
- MEANINGFUL: Learners are encouraged to develop and use appropriate skills to be lifelong learners and tackle real-world issues.
- ENGAGING: The learning environment encourages the active construction of knowledge that is personally meaningful and fosters inquiry, questioning, predicting, and exploring.
- COLLABORATIVE: Learning takes place in a social and collaborative environment where opportunities are designed for learners to engage in diverse social interactions with peers, adults, and communities.
- CONNECTED: Learning experiences are created to guide learners to both make connections and transfer new knowledge and skills to real-life situations.
- REFLECTIVE: The learning environment provides the time and space to observe, think, analyse and wonder.
- ASSESSMENT-INFORMED: Learning is reflective and dependent on ongoing, qualitative and constructive feedback that leads to further learning.
- DIGITALLY-RICH: The learning community uses a variety of technological tools to create, enhance, and reinvent knowledge.
- FUTURE-FOCUS: Learners embrace and anticipate constant change and evolution.
Principles of Assessment
- RELEVANT: assessment is relevant when support learning objectives and curriculum aims.
- MEANINGFUL: we assess what is important to assess in terms of content and skills, and not just what is easy to measure.
- AUTHENTIC: we consider, and reflect on, the ways in which our students may encounter these activities outside the classroom.
- MULTI-MODAL: we design assessment tasks and activities so that students are encouraged to demonstrate their knowledge and skills using a variety of modes.
- EXTEND LEARNING: assessment should create opportunities for students to develop wider competencies and use self-assessment as a way to grow.
- We are creative learners who think outside the box
- We value inquiry as a way to explore, and make sense, of our life and the world around us
- We connect local to global communities through our learning
- We take pride in applying our knowledge to real-world problems
- We show adaptability when working with others and facing challenges
- We respect each person and the contribution they make to our growth
- We communicate our ideas with confidence in different contexts
- We are open-minded learners who reflect and engage with diverse point of views
- We take responsibility for our work and understand the consequences of our actions
- We express our ideas and celebrate different opinions
- We learn from our mistakes and persevere when experiencing difficulties
- We take action in our community and strive to make a positive impact