The purpose of the Senior School is to provide an environment of mutual respect and co-operation in which our students may achieve the transition from adolescence to adulthood. We are aware that for many students the Senior School provides the final years of schooling.
We need to develop those skills and attitudes that will equip them for their adult life. In particular, we wish to see well-balanced individuals who are ready for higher education and full time employment in whatever culture they go to.
Our programme, though primarily academic, offers a wide range of opportunities for creativity, sport and service to the community. Within this context students of varying abilities and aptitudes will be encouraged to develop to the full their intellectual, social, moral, physical, creative, emotional and individual potential.
Following guidance at the end of grade 10, students will decide which three higher level subjects they wish to study for the IB Diploma Programme. They will then choose three standard level subjects.
Within the IB Diploma Programme each student must take at least one modern language and mathematics as one of their six subject choices, they also write an extended essay in one subject area, and participate in CAS, (Creativity, Activity, Service). Students also study Theory of Knowledge (TOK), which underpins the breadth of the IB Programme.
Most of our students participate in far more CAS than would be the minimum for the IB Diploma, marking a positive attitude towards service to others.