DERVAM SCHOOL LEARNER’S ATTRIBUTE
The following Dervam school learner attributes describe the whole child we strive to develop:
OPEN-MINDED – Dervam students appreciate and understand their own cultures and traditions. This enables them to be open to other person’s values, traditions and perspectives. They seek and evaluate a range of points of view and are willing to grow from the experience.
PRINCIPLED – Students are honest and act with integrity, have a sense of fairness, justice and respect for individuals, groups and communities. They demonstrate self-discipline and good morals.
KNOWLEDGE – Students explore concepts and ideas that are locally and globally relevant and significant. They acquire in-depth knowledge and developing understandings in a range and balance of disciplines.
COMMUNICATOR – Students understand and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language and a variety of modes. They communicate effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
THINKER – Students apply thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems to make reasoned and ethical decisions.
REFLECTIVE – Students are thoughtful in considering their experiences and learning. They can assess their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.
CREATIVE – Dervam students express their ideas and feelings in innovative ways, find new ways to solving problems and producing aesthetic and meaningful work in a variety of modes and media.
INQUIRER – The students here develop their natural curiosity and the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research. They actively enjoy learning and make the commitment to be life-long learners.
RESPONSIBLE – Students take responsibility for their own learning and their own role in the community. They persevere in commitments to themselves, the community and the environment as they continue working towards the highest/utmost standards. They take responsibility for their own actions and the resulting/accompanying consequences.
CARING – Students show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a commitment to service and act/effort to make a positive difference on others and the environment.
RISK-TAKER – Students approach unfamiliar situations with courage and careful consideration. They have confidence to explore new strategies, ideas and roles at the same time being articulate in expressing their beliefs.
BALANCED – Students understand the importance of physical and mental balance for personal well-being