Our philosophy of learning is based on the Head, Heart, and Hand concept. Within our school, we describe this as Motivation, Engagement, and Thinking. When children are motivated (Heart) about a topic, they become more engaged (Hand), and this engagement encourages them to think (Head) more deeply about the subject.
Our Learning Habits
Motivation is the HEART, creating passion and a love for a topic.
Engagement is the HAND, the doing and trial and error aspect of learning.
When we think (HEAD), we engage our minds in a process of understanding and problem-solving. It involves analysing a topic and gathering information to achieve comprehension.
Our focus on Learning Habits is central to our approach and is consistently reinforced throughout the school. This instils a lifelong love of learning in our students. As they become more adept at utilising these habits, we introduce additional life skills and help them build a strong tool kit. By the time students reach Year 6 and assume leadership positions, they have a wealth of skills that have become second nature through consistent practice. We refer to this collection of skills as our Leadership Habits.