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Personal Development Goals
At Waingels our role is to ensure that our students are equipped with the knowledge and skills that they need to be active members of our community and students reach their aspirations and get the qualifications that they need to progress to their next steps. We aim to achieve this with our curriculum, high standards of teaching, our pastoral support and by the personal development that we offer students. We know that alongside academic qualification further/higher education institutions and employers value a wide range of skills. Students have opportunities to develop these skills across our curriculum and as part of our Careers and Enterprise and extra-curricular programs.
As a part of a strategic pastoral development program we are launching Personal Development goals for Year 7, 8 and 9. These are activities/tasks/opportunities that have been carefully planned skills, to help nurture student attitudes, values and develop the capabilities needed to contribute to our community as active, productive, responsible and creative citizens that live fulfilling lives.
We want students to take responsibility for achieving these goals and ask that as parents and carers that you support your child/children to complete these tasks independently. All students will be issued with a card which outlines the goals and where they can get them signed off. Achievements will be rewarded with badges and certificates. The cards are on the website below.
Research shows that students who engage with opportunities like this learn valuable skills such as teamwork and leadership, along with other benefits such as getting higher grades, higher levels of self-esteem and increased attendance at school. We hope that you can see the value of these goals for all students and will support us with the launch this year.