F.I.R.S.T. CURRICULUM

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Future Focussed:

  • Understanding our role as a global citizen
  • Using contexts and issues that are relevant now and in the future to drive learning
  • M.A.D - Making A Difference
  • Meaningful Actions and Decisions
  • Encouraging learning to be driven through an inquiry process
  • Social, political and economic issues that affect the future form the basis of the learning context
  • Reflecting on our actions of today to inform actions of tomorrow
  • Educating our students for the future

Informed:

  • Encourages learning through an inquiry process
  • Encourages learning to occur through student driven programmes
  • Encourages students to ask fertile questions and consider perspectives before making decisions
  • Requires students to locate, process, analyse information and critically evaluate
  • Encourages students to make informed decisions

Respectful:

  • Encourage students to develop strategies to deal with challenging situations
  • Take risks, seize the opportunity
  • Self reflective and critiquing
  • Build on strengths, not weaknesses
  • Develop positive relationships with peers, parents, teachers and the wider community
  • Become/stay connected to others

Successful:

  • Connected in positive relationships
  • Providing opportunities for students to take on leadership roles in curriculum and extra curricula activities
  • Goal-setting
  • Metacognition
  • Formative assessment, self assessing
  • Students' achievement
  • School's core business

Thinkers:

  • Creative Thinking ? applying what we have learnt to different situations, seeing things from different perspectives, problem-solving
  • Critical Thinking ? drawing conclusions, comparing and contrasting, making judgments, decision-making, justifying
  • Reflective Thinking ? looking back, self-assessment, identifying the next steps and how to get there
  • Metacognitive Thinking ? thinking about our own thinking, what we know and what we don't know, goal-setting