‘Learning is at the centre of everything the School does. In consultation with all key stakeholders, five key characteristics of the AGS Learner have been identified: Ownership, Motivation, Resilience, Innovation and Courage. The development of these skills and characteristics is embedded in teachers’ planning. Students can talk readily about what these words mean and can identify the characteristics in their own learning.’
Our vision is to provide an exceptional education, rich in learning opportunities within an inspiring and supportive environment, developing the character of our students in preparation for their future.
‘(The students) found the AGS learning strategy which identifies five key principles underpinning outcomes for learning (Ownership; Courage; Resilience; Innovation and Motivation) as being really helpful.’
Ownership is having the ability to manage your own learning, prioritise and set targets. It includes being a supportive and active member of the school community and having self-respect and respect for others who support the learning process.
Brave students try new approaches to their learning. They learn from their mistakes and make greater progress because of this.
Resilience is the strength not to give up in the face of challenge. Resilient learners have the resourcefulness to take learning forwards and carry it through to the end.
Innovators are creative and adaptable and appreciate the need to assess, review and develop their ideas. They enjoy the freedom to imagine what is possible.
Motivated students aspire to be – and understand how to be – successful through learning. They demonstrate a hunger to learn and to be inspired.