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CORE IDEAS

As a learning community we promote agency among our students.  We believe that students should have voice, choice, and ownership of their own learning.  Our collaboratively planned curriculum goes beyond subjects as we invite and celebrate student curiosity and questions.

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  • Inquirers

  • Knowledgeable

  • Thinkers

  • Communicators 

  • Principled 

  • Open-minded 

  • Caring

  • Risk-Takers

  • Balanced

  • Reflective

  • Conceptual and Transdisciplinary Curriculum:  Links to the POI

The curriculum is collaboratively designed around a framework that explores units of inquiry through concepts that connect subject disciplines.  The following transdisciplinary themes provide a conceptual framework from which our teachers design unit of inquiry

  • Who We Are: An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships, including families, friends, communities and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.

  • Where we are in place and time: An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between, and the interconnectedness of, individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.

  • How the world works: An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.

  • How we express ourselves: An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

  • How we organize ourselves: An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

  • Sharing the planet: An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.

  • Approaches to Learning: Students learn to learn as they acquire the following skills;

  • Social skills 

  • Thinking skills

  • Self-Management skills

  • Research skills

  • Communication skills

The curriculum is collaboratively designed around a framework that explores units of inquiry through concepts that connect subject disciplines.  The following transdisciplinary themes provide a conceptual framework from which our teachers design unit of inquiry

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