We are proud of the fact that our school community represents over 35 different nationalities and every continent in the world except Antarctica! Our aim is to ensure that all students recognise the value of being part of such a diverse community and that they learn to accept and celebrate difference and diversity in its many forms.
Through training for our class reps and prefects, year group assemblies, guest speakers, and whole school events such as or annual international food fair or our school talent show MOVES, we celebrate, as a community, everything that makes us unique and special.
Our House system aims to encourage healthy competition amongst students in a variety of areas. Previous and current House events include spelling competitions, debates, fancy dress and recycled fashion shows, as well as our three annual sports events: Games Day, Athletics Day and the Swimming Gala. All ‘high levels’ collected throughout the day also count as house points.
At the end of the academic year, the House who have been awarded the most points throughout the year are crowned as winners!
To start, students are taught strategies to look after their own mental health and provide emotional support to their friends. Secondly, they are equipped with the skills to identify unhealthy relationships with others as well as strategies to deal with them. Lastly, they develop a critical view of today’s society, analysing the different phenomena that exert social pressure: self image and the standard of beauty, television, advertising, new technologies, peer pressure and stereotypes. Through this, they learn how to make their own independent decisions.