Desired Learning Outcomes
Learning at Woodstock should not be restricted to the students; we are all part of a learning community, and these outcomes should be built into all of our work - teaching, staff development, planning and other activities.
Members of the Woodstock community increasingly take initiative in developing the following skills, attitudes, and values:
In developing a profound sense of self, we:
- Act with integrity.
Possess creativity, curiosity, focus, passion, and a sense of vocation.
Remain open, teachable, humble, with an ability to follow when appropriate.
Pursue physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being through these practices:
- Persevere, with conviction and courage as sources of motivation.
- Acquire wisdom to make ethical decisions.
Gain an informed understanding of Christian beliefs and practices as we learn to think independently about our own and others' faiths.
- Celebrate achievement and remain resilient through failure.
- Maintain a reflective lifestyle that includes time for thought, reading or prayer.
- Manage complexity and practise self-discipline.
In developing healthy interpersonal relationships, we:
- Learn collaboratively, working with diverse people in effective teams.
- Identify with the hopes, dreams, and struggles of people around us.
- Give and receive effective feedback.
- Remain flexible and adaptable, able to absorb others' ideas and able to live with ambiguity.
- Bring out the best in others by leading with our own positive example.
In equipping ourselves to survive and thrive in the 21st century, we:
- Create intellectual capital through lifelong exploratory learning in all areas of human endeavour.
- Think critically, actively applying our knowledge and analysing patterns to find solutions.
- Practice and master methods of scientific inquiry and research.
- Communicate effectively to construct and support sophisticated arguments orally, in writing, and using creative forms of expression.
- Utilize technological resources responsibly and with ease.
In developing as citizens, we:
- Maintain a sense of personal responsibility for our neighbours' welfare.
- Explore and appreciate regional and global cultures, languages, religions, and histories.
- Remain comfortable in multiple environments because of our cross-cultural competency.
- Possess and act on a strong sense of social justice and empathy with those less and more privileged than ourselves.
- Understand and seek to preserve our natural environment as good stewards of the earth for future generations.