TO STIMULATE INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY AND ACCOMPLISHMENT; TO INSTIL COMPASSION AND RESPECT; AND ALWAYS TO HONOUR THE DARING DREAMS AND HIDDEN TALENTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL.
Somersfield students are receiving the kind of education everyone dreams of, and it shows. It shows in the way they listen and learn, discuss and challenge, understand and achieve.
You've probably seen our green fields and beautiful six acre campus on the Middle Road in Devonshire, but it's what goes on inside that makes Somersfield so special.
We are a learning community
Our students actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives. Our students explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. Our students acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
We practice peace
Our students take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them. Our students understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. Our students are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view and are willing to grow from the experience.
We inspire intellectual curiosity
Our students develop their natural curiosity. Our students exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication.
We instill respect for self and others
Our students work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others. Our students show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. Our students have a personal commitment to service and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
We foster independence and responsibility
Our students exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems and make reasoned, ethical decisions. Our students acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research to show independence in learning.
We embrace a sense of joy and wonder
Our students give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. Our students are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development. Our students approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought. Our students have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies.
We honor the strength and courage to stand for truth
Our students are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs. Our students act with integrity and honesty. Our students act with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. Our students understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.