Zest for Learning
"Te Ihi ki te Ako"
Welcome to Alfriston College.
The learning needs of 21st Century students require schools to provide differentiated, personalised and culturally appropriate learning programmes to ensure all learners have the opportunities to pursue their talents and interests in the manner, and to the level best suited to their individual potential. This requires that the concepts of learning, assessment and achievement be constantly challenged, and reshaped to match learners needs. Success or achievement is no longer measured through information recall or examination outcomes alone; it is in the development of key competencies [thinking, using language, symbols, and texts, managing self, relating toothers and participating and contributing]. Students should be given the opportunity to develop and demonstrate these competencies through a range of contexts including: academic, sporting, cultural and social successes. This will enable learners to be en-powered and value learning for the enjoyment of it and also for the great personal and social worth that it is.
At Alfriston we are driven by the needs of our learners and recognise that 3 key dimensions are needed in creating a powerful learning community: Belonging, Learning and Succeeding
We strive to ensure that we create a Learning Community (Belonging) where Learners want to be. Learners need to feel safe and secure in:
- Their environment
- Their personal identity [culture, spiritual and religion]
- Their relationships [with staff and fellow students]
We strive to ensure that the Learning happens by:
- Providing relevant and authentic learning opportunities that students connect with
- Allowing learners to be actively involved by offering choice and flexibility in how learning happens
- Having the best resources available to meet student needs
And we actively recognise and celebrate Achievement and Success. Success is a key and central goal for all learners to strive to be the best they can.
I am extremely proud of our College and all that we collectively achieve. Alfriston College is a vibrant and fulfilling place to be.
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