The ‘Active Learner’ is a framework made up of eight Ways of Working, referred to as WoWs. Each of the eight WoWs contains three supporting statements that describe both the ‘thinking’ and the ‘behaviours’ required for successful learning.
These statements provide students, staff and parents with clear expectations for learning, and are used as part of the reporting process in both semesters.
As a school, we formally celebrate learner growth and achievement at weekly Whole School Assemblies where Active Learner awards are presented. Each learner receives this award twice yearly.
The butterfly symbol is often seen as a symbol of transformation and hope because of its impressive process of metamorphosis. Observing the butterfly and learning her symbolic meanings offers us an opportunity to apply her movements to our own lives. As Active Learners, we can relate the butterfly's stages of life to our learning progressions...often vulnerable as we sometimes struggle with the stages of growth necessary for moments of miraculous expansion. The butterfly beckons us to be Active Learners, keeping a ‘growth mindset’ to be curious, respectful, resilient, safe, reflective, curious, responsible and collaborative. Her unwavering acceptance of her metamorphosis is also symbolic of faith.
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