Re-thinking The future
The 2020 Strategic Plan
At Kingswood we have recognised the need to rethink the way we educate our pupils. Whilst a solid understanding of traditional subjects is crucial, they are no longer adequate in a rapidly changing world.
We need to prepare our pupils for this world by teaching them to be forward thinking and adaptable to their surroundings. Life skills are essential to thrive in a world where tomorrow is an unknown. We, as a school need to think bigger in order to enable our pupils to cope with personal, local and global issues and the impact they have not only on our own lives, but also the lives of those around us.
In order to ensure that our matric leavers flourish as they enter the next chapter of their lives and are able to confidently face life’s challenges head-on, we have put together an exciting and groundbreaking strategic plan to take us to 2020.
Educating For Life
Dr Colleen Vassiliou (College Head) outlines the strategic plan: “Our strategy has been formulated with input from staff, pupils, parents and members of the school council. Ownership of the plan is key to its success. This bottom-up approach is the first of its kind in an independent school and we are proud to raise the bar with regards to the development of an innovative strategic plan, where collaboration, relationship building and a shared vision are the cornerstones.”
At the heart of what we do at Kingswood, is our strategy of “Educating for life”, which encompasses our school philosophy and promise to its pupils, staff, parents and to the extended Kingswood community. Educating for life is a holistic approach to learning where excellence is inspired in all aspects of the pupil’s school career, to ensure a balance in heart, mind, body and spirit. We want to equip pupils with the tools and practical skills that they will need once they leave the borders of the school gates.
The Kingswood environment and curriculum encourages pupils to nurture leadership skills, confidence, character, grit, to think critically and problem solve, to be empathetic and compassionate, and to be resilient and self-reliant. It is a journey of self-discovery where individuality and differences are celebrated and pupils are able to reach their full potential in a safe, family-like environment.