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:


being responsible for ourselves and others through service and action


uniting people for peace, friendship and our common humanity


acting with empathy and kindness towards ourselves and others


accepting and understanding others to avoid prejudice and intolerance


reaching beyond our comfort zone


Our learners are inspired and motivated to develop global citizenship as a mindset and responsibility to:

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

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

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

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

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

Take ownership of their own learning