We are all part of a learning community, and these outcomes should be built into all of our work – teaching, staff development, planning and other activities.
Members of the Woodstock community increasingly take initiative in developing the following skills, attitudes and values:
In developing a profound sense of self, we
- act with integrity
- persevere, with conviction and courage as sources of motivation
- acquire wisdom to make ethical decisions
- possess creativity, curiosity, focus, passion and a sense of vocation
- remain open, teachable, humble, with an ability to follow when appropriate
- pursue physical, emotional and spiritual well-being through these practices
- celebrate achievement and remain resilient through failure
- maintain a reflective lifestyle that includes time for thought, reading or prayer
- manage complexity and practise self-discipline
- gain an informed understanding of Christian beliefs and practices as we learn to think independently about our own and others’ faiths.
In developing healthy interpersonal relationships, we
- learn collaboratively, working with diverse people in effective teams
- identify with the hopes, dreams and struggles of people around us
- give and receive effective feedback
- remain flexible and adaptable, able to absorb others’ ideas and able to live with ambiguity
- bring out the best in others by leading with our own positive example.
In equipping ourselves to survive and thrive in the 21st century, we
- create intellectual capital through lifelong exploratory learning in all areas of human endeavour
- think critically, actively applying our knowledge and analysing patterns to find solutions
- practise and master methods of scientific inquiry and research
- communicate effectively to construct and support sophisticated arguments orally, in writing, and using creative forms of expression
- utilise technological resources responsibly and with ease.
In developing as citizens, we
- maintain a sense of personal responsibility for our neighbours’ welfare
- explore and appreciate regional and global cultures, languages, religions and histories
- remain comfortable in multiple environments because of our cross-cultural competency
- possess and act on a strong sense of social justice and empathy with those less and more privileged than ourselves
- understand and seek to preserve our natural environment as good stewards of the earth for future generations.