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VISION AND VALUES

Statement of Philosophy

At Crusoe College we will work with each student on an individual basis focusing on forming a strong, positive relationship and manage those relationships restoratively. Our work will be informed by an understanding of adolescents and underpinned by a genuine like for students and the belief that every student can and will learn.  We recognise that our college must provide all students with a safe and orderly environment that meets the needs of our students at all levels of their school life.

Crusoe College Values: RESPECT | HONESTY | INTEGRITY | TRUST

 

We show RESPECT at Crusoe College by:

  • Listening with empathy and understanding
  • Speaking kindly to one another
  • Valuing others thoughts and opinions
  • Celebrating individual difference
  • Taking care with property
  • Treating others fairly

We show HONESTY at Crusoe College by:

  • Being truthful with others
  • Not putting others down
  • Taking responsibility for our actions
  • Reflecting on our own choices
  • Following through with what we say
  • Recognising effort

We show INTEGRITY at Crusoe College by:

  • Doing the right thing even when no one is watching
  • Being on time every time
  • Showing care and compassion for others
  • Persisting when things get tough
  • Being a positive influence on others
  • Believing you can do it

We show TRUST at Crusoe College by:

  • Keeping people’s confidences
  • Following what is expected
  • Keeping the learning environment safe
  • Looking out for ourselves and others
  • Cleaning up after ourselves

Teaching & Learning Philosophy: One child at a time

Crusoe College strives to work in a humane environment where the individual differences of students and families are acknowledged and respected. As a college it is our aim to provide an outstanding educational experience for all students and their families. The structure of our college allows us the opportunity to provide a small and comfortable environment for students while providing access to a broad curriculum offering due to the school’s size. Teachers recognise that there is a wide range of knowledge that students bring to classes and that it is essential that our learning experiences start where the students are. From this starting point we then strive to improve each student’s academic achievement. To do this the school is working towards a model of personalised learning where each student is able to pursue their passions, needs and interests during their time at the college. This process is led by the student’s advisor, the student and their family. Rather than waiting for the timetable to change to allow students to access subjects, the students drive the timetable structure to suit their needs and interests.

 

Personalised Learning

Personal learning is a model for creating a collaborative framework that supports students’ active participation in their learning. Personal learning gives students a stake in their education. It also allows teachers to know students on a more personal level and provides opportunities for families to be involved in their child’s education. Personal learning addresses the unique strengths, interest and priorities of students with the guidance and support of their teachers and families. The process is a valuable learning experience that teaches students to set goals, evaluate their work and take greater responsibility for their learning.

 

Along with the current demands of the school standards and curriculum, students should expect to find aspects of each school day meaningful, exciting and a reflection of their life outside the classroom as well as within. Personal Learning gives students and teachers an opportunity to ensure interesting and meaningful activities for every child. It provides a vehicle to involve and motivate learners and support discussions with parents and carers ensuring a more holistic approach to a student’s education.

 

Students at Crusoe College will be equipped with the essential skills and resilience that will enable their transition to further education, the workforce and beyond. They will be self-confident and active members of the community, showing emotional intelligence and awareness of others in the world around them.

RESPECT                         HONESTY                         INTEGRITY                         TRUST

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