Learner Profile

Inquirers

We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.

Knowledgeable

We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

Thinkers

We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.

Communicators

We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

Empathetic

All Newlands schools promote and support good works and community service so our students can empathise with others, ensuring the development of a more just, caring and compassionate world.

Ethical

Our school heads promote student accountability and an informed responsibility for an individual’s actions. Through the curriculum, our students and teachers develop a spirit of honesty, integrity, equality and fairness.

Risk-takers

We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.

Balanced

We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives – intellectual, physical, and emotional to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the
world in which we live.

Reflective

We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strength sand weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.