We aim to give our students a global education, one which will empower them to, as global citizens, meet the challenges of their times. For us, global education includes, but is much more than learning about the world and its people. It naturally includes international and intercultural education, but global education extends to focus on issues and concerns that affect people and the planet as a whole. Thus it seeks to give students an appreciation of interdependence and includes development of ethical and moral thinking in relation to these complex issues. Our aim is to promote a sense of social responsibility and positive actions that can help promote sustainable futures for all.
In Junior School, at the heart of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) philosophy is a commitment to developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Every aspect of the curriculum from English, Mathematics and Humanities to Health, Science and The Arts, is also designed to engage students with these key concepts.
In the Senior School, we provide a number of Languages, as well as Arts/Humanities offerings that form a significant component of our global learning program ranging from Accounting and Economics to Business Management, Geography, History, Global Politics and Legal Studies, as well as our focus on Religion and Values Education that is an important part of developing tolerance, understanding and social cohesion. Students are encouraged to maintain mother tongue or heritage languages through our partnerships with the Greek School, Xin Jin Shan Chinese Language School, or the Victorian School of Languages.
Future Global Leaders Award
Our Senior program also includes the prestigious Future Global Leaders Award which recognises students who engage in a holistic set of experiences and opportunities over a three year period, commencing at Year 9, to develop intercultural knowledge, understanding and leadership skills in a global context. The Award recognises:
- The commitment to the study of at least one language other than English.
- The development of global awareness, with an emphasis upon Asia literacy.
- Leadership in a variety of contexts, including overseas experiences.
- Independence in learning and strong communication skills.
- Participation in projects designed to make a difference.