Empowering Connected Lifelong Learners

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At Churton Park School our moral purpose is to empower connected lifelong learners through these four key areas, and our curriculum delivery.

Sense of Belonging

Motive (Attitude)

We recognise that relationships (whanaungatanga) are key to being connected and having a sense of belonging. We model hospitality and respect (manaakitanga).

Method (Action)

  • Diversity is recognised and celebrated (e.g. culture, language, learning needs)
  • Strengths and interests are discovered and nurtured
  • Building a connection to people, places and things in our area; kaitiaki means we take an active role
  • Every individual is unique and valued

Values

Motive (Attitude)

We are open-minded and model our values as part of our daily living.

Method (Action)

  • We share and unpack values together to create a common understanding
  • Our values are visible in and out of the classroom, explicitly taught and modelled as well as captured ‘in the moment’

Growth Mindset

Motive (Attitude)

We want to develop resilient risk takers who persist when facing challenges, so that they can be successful.

Method (Action)

  • Explicitly model and teach the Learning Pit, including the vocabulary and strategies
  • Develop self-awareness of how you learn and your potential for learning (e.g. reflect on and articulate on learning, setting goals)
  • Create authentic opportunities for learners to take risks and solve problems
  • Create a safe environment where mistakes and failure are expected and accepted

Wonder and Joy

Motive (Attitude)

We bring the attitude of wonder and joy to our workplace.

Method (Action)

  • Taking the time to unpack enthusiasm, joy, passion, wonder, curiosity and what this would look like AND we role model it
  • Provide authentic opportunities for active engagement (e.g. STEAM, Learning through Play)
  • Provide a range of resources and experiences, both digital and human, to inspire and motivate wonder
  • Ensure opportunities for students to explore their own wonderings (e.g. passion projects, reading themes and books)