Proud to be the Principal of a World Class School
Investigator College is a world-class school, with a reputation for excellence in education and a strong commitment to positive education and student wellbeing. But what exactly does it mean to be ‘world-class’?
As Principal of Investigator College, a number of prospective families have asked me “what does it mean to be a world-class school?”
Each time I’m delighted to engage them with the answer.
In a world-class school you will see students engaged in personalised learning experiences- an acknowledgement of the fact that students are at differing stages of their learning journeys. Both collaborative and independent learning – and investigative opportunities – are given emphasis, with students striving for personal best achievements.
Students will be engaging in world-class 21st Century learning experiences, including entrepreneurial opportunities, global video-conferencing, creativity seminars, Design and Technology plus agriculture, yet manners, values education, grammar, social etiquette and leadership remain key considerations.
In a world-class school students, staff and community wellbeing form the very heart of programs. Respect (of ourselves, each other, the environment and of animals), kindness, optimism, integrity and resilience are key features as together all stakeholders strive to be their best selves. Investigator students are confident but not arrogant, poised to have a positive impact on the world in a nurturing, Anglican environment. They are ‘future ready.’
A world-class school features an inspiring environment. Spacious classrooms with serene outlooks, a lush playing field, sports courts, vegetable plots, animal yards, a state-of-the-art student kitchen, a Performing Arts Theatre and playgrounds are complemented by a stunning nature play area, where pro-social skills are fostered. To be truly world-class a school must extend beyond standard offerings, with an inspiring waterfront Eco-Centre at Currency Creek – the only one of its kind – enabling students to achieve national certification in conservation, land management and sustainability. Unlike many schools we love animals and, as Principal, I try to meet every dog in our community!
In a world-class school, families feel a sense of belonging. Strong connections are formed with the dedicated staff with whom they work in partnership, and exceptional results give students the option of doing whatever they wish in the years beyond.
How fortunate we are to have this world-class school right here on the South Coast. I feel privileged to be the Principal of Investigator College and look forward to getting to know you – and your pets!