Skill Development & Desired Learning Outcomes
For a child, everything is brand new. Looking is never enough. Everything needs to be touched, felt, chewed, turned over and sometimes smashed to find out what it really is! Members of the RWS community undertake various activities and initiatives with the aim of developing the following skills, attitudes, and values:
In developing a profound sense of self, we:
- Act with integrity.
- Persevere, with conviction and courage as sources of motivation.
- Acquire wisdom to make ethical decisions.
- Possess creativity, curiosity, focus, passion, and a sense of vocation.
- Remain open, teachable, humble, with an ability to follow when appropriate.
- Pursue physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being through these practices:
- Celebrate achievement and remain resilient through failure.
- Maintain a reflective lifestyle that includes time for thought, reading or prayer.
- Manage complexity and practice self-discipline.
- Gain an informed understanding of practices as we learn to think independently about our own and others' faiths.
In developing healthy interpersonal relationships, we:
- Learn collaboratively, working with diverse people in effective teams.
- Identify with the hopes, dreams, and struggles of people around us.
- Give and receive effective feedback.
- Remain flexible and adaptable, able to absorb others' ideas and able to live with ambiguity.
- Bring out the best in others by leading with our own positive example.
In equipping ourselves to survive and thrive in the 21st century, we:
- Create intellectual capital through lifelong exploratory learning in all areas of human endeavour.
- Think critically, actively applying our knowledge and analysing patterns to find solutions.
- Practice and master methods of scientific inquiry and research.
- Communicate effectively to construct and support sophisticated arguments orally, in writing, and using creative forms of expression.
- Utilize technological resources responsibly and with ease.
In developing as citizens, we:
- Maintain a sense of personal responsibility for our neighbours' welfare.
- Explore and appreciate regional and global cultures, languages, religions, and histories.
- Remain comfortable in multiple environments because of our cross-cultural competency.
- Possess and act on a strong sense of social justice and empathy with those less and more privileged than ourselves.
- Understand and seek to preserve our natural environment as good stewards of the earth for future generations.