EDUCATION: FROM EDUCE MEANING “TO DRAW OUT”.
To provide an exceptional education that draws out the unique potential of each student.
Building a creative and questioning culture
“Imagination is the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, therefore is the fount of all invention and innovation.”JK Rowling
To be innovative is to dare to explore, to have the courage to discover, and to value and learn from mistakes. We nurture this culture, always asking how learning and teaching can be more effective, embracing difficult questions and demanding more effective, research-led, answers. We stretch our students with a challenging IB curriculum, enriched by a fully integrated digital culture; we continue to develop a positive, student-centred wellbeing programme; and we provide the opportunity for all students to explore new ideas, and have their own, self-directed, personal learning time.
Learning and succeeding together
Collaboration is at the core of our practice, as life-long learners and as teachers. We intentionally create an environment that encourages and develops collaborative learning and teaching. This exists not only in our classrooms, but also in our open learning spaces, in our student-mentor coaching dialogues, and through the passion of our student leadership and engagement. All this is enabled and enhanced by our commitment to digital learning, using the most innovative apps and technologies to inspire more effective ways of creating and learning together.
Connecting a lifetime of learning
Halcyon includes the whole community in the collaborative process of innovation. We champion an understanding that the best way to succeed is to do so together. Just as we value the possibility of every student to fulfil their unique potential, we actively nurture the same opportunities for growth for everyone in our community – learning together to build and support our school.