Personal Attitudes and Skill Development
Knowledge acquisition is based on a number of diverse factors but the most central are the development of self-esteem, emotional stability, positive attitudes, and skills in organisation and learning such as research skills, organisation of time, along with the development of analytical and thinking and problem solving skills. Students should learn to control and construct their own learning within the context of their knowledge and understanding of their local, national and international communities.
To this end open-mindedness, independent critical thinking, and the ability to evaluate and justify knowledge and beliefs are central to the learning process. The students themselves become active participants in the learning process, setting their goals and linking the learning experience to their learning goals and environment. The hope is that students see learning as an interesting and integral part of the world in which they live.
The School's aim is to develop:
Self-confident students who will be:
- Proud of themselves and what they have achieved
- Independent and confident
- Ready to enter and confidently face the adult world
Caring students who will care:
- For their fellow students
- For all the people within the school community
- For those in need or less fortunate than themselves
- For their environment
Happy students who:
- Enjoy coming to school
- Are proud of their school
- Have a positive, optimistic attitude and a cheerful disposition
Successful students who will have:
- Achieved their full potential, academically, socially, physically and morally.
- Enriched themselves in all areas of the curriculum including sports and the arts, as well in a personal sense of personal development, achievement, and well-being.
STUDENT GRADUATE PROFILE
St. George’s College strives to prepare its students within a context of international and democratic confidence through the mastery of at least a second language and the self-reliance acquired following years of guided self-development. They recognise and are ethically fully assured to stand for that which is just and right, within a framework of impartial, heartfelt service and mutual respect, evidencing high degrees of resilience and flexibility. They thrive on working with curiosity, a high degree of cooperative competency based on thoughtful, informed action founded on a process of contemplative habit. A St. George’s student is a happy, well-adjusted one that has internal peace, knowing and appreciating who they are, having discovered, nurtured and matured the inner leader within them. They are highly concerned for environmental stewardship through caring research and exploration within a spirit of adventure. As such, they are fully prepared to take their place in society on a global stage securely prepared for all eventualities.