Our School Vision

OUR CONTEXT FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING 2015 – 2017

OUR VISION

Our shared vision of the young women educated at Beverly Hills Girls High is that they will:

  • Have developed a lifelong appreciation of and commitment to learning.
  • Have respect for themselves and others, be confident and self-motivated and be able to communicate effectively.
  • Be socially responsible and actively participate in strengthening and preserving our democratic community; and
  •  Meet the future filled with hope.

OUR PURPOSE

To uphold and foster the belief that WOMEN CAN DO ANYTHING, our school community is committed to:

  • A comprehensive, responsive and dynamic curriculum which is challenging and appropriate for the developmental needs of each student.
  •   A caring environment that encourages motivation, self-discipline and confidence through individual and cooperative endeavours.
  •  Professional growth of staff to respond effectively to the challenges of education in the 21st Century.
  • Partnerships in learning with the parents/caregivers of our students and key community stakeholders; and
  •  Effective and efficient school management that ensures equitable access to appropriate programs, resources and opportunities for all students.

OUR SHARED BELIEFS

  • All students have a right to a quality education.
  • Education impacts upon a student’s life directions, choices, opportunities and outcomes – learning is a lifelong endeavour.
  • Relative to their individual talents and abilities, every child can learn and succeed.

OUR SHARED VALUES

  • Respect for all in our society.
  • Responsibility for our actions, our performance and our development.
  • Honesty and integrity in our conduct and interactions with others.
  • A fair go for all.
  •  Excellence and striving for one’s personal best.
  • Care for and compassion, tolerance and cooperation with all in our community.

Our teachers maximise STUDENT ENGAGEMENT in learning by:

  • Maintaining an inclusive, supportive and nurturing learning environment.
  • Knowing each student as an individual and valuing their efforts as learners.
  • Modelling hard work, commitment and the pursuit of excellence.
  • Committing to personal professional learning goals that develop their understanding of strategies, approaches and resources that promote student learning in the 21st century.
  • Modelling ethical and professional interactions with colleagues to enhance student understanding of cooperation, team work and appropriate conduct in learning.
  • Building trust and confidence of students by making clear the expected learning outcomes for each lesson or unit of study.
  • Encouraging student self-reflection on their learning progress and supporting them to improve.
  • Explicitly linking school-based learning to real-life contexts or issues that are relevant to the development of our students as global citizens.
The document: The Context for Teaching and Learning at Beverly Hills Girls High School (2015-2017)  is a collaboratively developed statement of the Vision, Purpose, Beliefs and Values that provide the framework for all that we do at our school.