Mission, Aims and Values

Vision: For every learner to be the best they can be

Mission: Exceptional learning opportunities that emphasise achievement, personal fulfilment, service to others, learning skills and responsible global citizenship

Values: West Island School expects students, alumni, parents and staff to share and be guided by our core values:

Commitment:

being responsible for ourselves and others through service and action

Community:

uniting people for peace, friendship and our common humanity

Compassion:

acting with empathy and kindness towards ourselves and others

Consideration:

accepting and understanding others to avoid prejudice and intolerance

Courage:

reaching beyond our comfort zone

Aims:

Our learners are inspired and motivated to develop global citizenship as a mindset and responsibility to:
Take ownership of their own learning

Collaborate in authentic inquiry that is personally meaningful through local and global contexts

Master learning through a sustained process that asks us to produce, review, evaluate and refine

Embrace challenge and support for all aspects of learning: physical, social, emotional and cognitive

Grow determination and resilience by reflecting on individual challenges and character strengths

Experience a broad and flexible curriculum that can be personalised to individual interests, talents and abilities

Appreciate the different perspectives in our community creating strength from diversity

Engage in open and effective interactions beyond the classroom experiencing multiple languages, countries and cultures

Take action for collective well-being, sustainable development and shared guardianship of the planet