Desired Learning Outcomes

Learning at Woodstock should not be restricted to the students.


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.