Overview > Our Vision
Our promise is commitment.
It is not about an outcome - it is a process, in a learning space where children grow and evolve as individuals, in their relationships with others, within themselves, and with the wider community. It is this journey to which we are committed.
At HSEA we aspire to give children opportunities to discover their passions and interests. Learning happens at different times and at different levels. We would like to facilitate a journey that is engaging as well as personal to the learner.
When a process is engaging, the participants are curious and desirous of absorbing as much as possible. This leads to a rigour that can be internalised. The rigour could be in connection with academics, music, sports, theatre, any discipline or meaningful pursuit, thus becoming a positive one and connecting to overall development.
We are constantly working on ourselves as educators and believe that our pedagogy has developed organically as the school has grown. Our programme is unique to our school and we consider our culture to be a value that guides and inspires its progression.
Every activity is curricular and connects, one to the other. Teachers or educators believe that working with young people requires a lot more than just the facilitation of a subject; it needs constant self-awareness and development. To bring a curriculum to life we must truly connect and bond with our children.
Education is for life and we need to begin to live that life today. Its manifestations will be visible once a learner is convinced about their own understanding of something. Every child has their own gifts and strengths; recognising this, enables each one to believe in possibilities and work towards them. Expectations are based on the conviction that all children can learn; the environment needs to be supportive, yet challenging, creating an ambience that is safe and compatible with collaborative teaching and learning.
There is no compromise of principles. Our philosophy is our guide, our passion. We do what we do because of this.