At Shelford students are supported in their academic, social and emotional development. School Counsellors, Learning Enhancement staff and the School Nurse provide expert support.
Dedicated teachers from ELC to Year 12 encourage students to broaden their horizons, take on new challenges and take calculated risks in a safe, nurturing environment.
The unique Quaerite Program from Prep to Year 12 is based on Shelford’s core values. It encourages students to discover their strengths and passions, to develop a love of learning. They desire to make a positive contribution to society, respect people and the environment, to search for a deeper understanding of their own social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs and those of others, and to develop a sense of their own rights and responsibilities.
It also develops effective thinking dispositions such as the ability to be open-minded and to consider other points of view, to give appropriate reasons for opinions, to develop resilience and the ability to persevere when things are complex, to embrace challenges and to respond with curiosity, imagination and innovative thinking.
Academic ability is important for future success, but the challenges of the 21st century mean that our students must acquire a variety of skills and capabilities. There is a growing demand for innovation, creativity, communication, empathy, adaptability and social skills. Education has a vital role to play in helping young people build lives that have meaning and purpose, in an ever changing and unpredictable world.