Research shows that quality education requires a child-centred inquiry-based approach to learning where children can develop 21st Century skills in the foundational literacies of science, technology, mathematics, and languages – not just ‘spoken’ languages, but through a variety of medium, such as ‘…drawing, painting, building clay and wire sculpture, shadow play, collage, dramatic play, music, and emerging writing, to name a few’.[ii]
Our students develop a range of Competencies as they respond to complex challenges creatively, critically and collaboratively, all within a learning environment where Character Qualities of curiosity, initiative, adaptability, leadership, and so on, are embraced.[iii]
We are committed to being a school where the capabilities, creativity, curiosity and intelligence of every child is recognized and encouraged, as they actively participate in their education and development; voicing, shaping, forming and creating their future.[iv]
We share the opinion that quality education involves embracing the potential all children have to be the co-creators of a future South Africa that is equal and integrated.
[i] World Economic Forum, 2015. A New Vision for Education [online] Available from http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEFUSA_NewVisionforEducation_Report2015.pdf [Accessed October 2019].
[ii] Edwards, et al. 2012:7
[iii] World Economic Forum, 2015. A New Vision for Education [online] Available from http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEFUSA_NewVisionforEducation_Report2015.pdf [Accessed October 2019].
[iv] Cagliari 2012:195.