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Mission, Vision and Values

We strive to offer a community-based, yet internationally-minded learning experience which values each individual, to all students.

At Chatsworth, we believe in the potential of every student who walks through our gates. We see it as our purpose to stir and awaken individual ambitions, and we strive to empower our students by providing the foundation on which they can build a hope-filled future and become people they envision themselves to be.

We believe that education doesn’t just happen in classrooms, but within the holistic school experience and our interactions as a unified community.

We believe in anchoring our students in a warm, friendly, supportive environment where they feel encouraged and inspired to learn.

We enable students to discover and pursue their personal interests.

We inculcate honesty, respectfulness and compassion in our community, where everyone has the right to be heard and valued.

Above all, we take to heart our mission to inspire, educate and enlighten as we work together as an internationally-minded, diverse, inclusive community to create the best learning experience for our students.

Who We Are

Our Vision

We are an internationally-minded community collaborating to provide a holistic learning experience. We value each individual and empower them to find their purpose in the wider world.

Our Mission

Our mission is to Inspire, Educate & Enlighten

To achieve our mission, we:

  • Motivate students to meet challenges with confidence and enthusiasm
  • Encourage students to become passionate, life-long learners
  • Provide all students with a balanced education
  • Nurture inquiry-based learning in the context of a changing world
  • Foster the development of principled and caring global citizens
  • Empower students to become thinkers and problem solvers
  • Engage the local and wider community through meaningful partnerships
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Our Values, Culture and Beliefs

  • Our school is a diverse, internationally-minded community of learners.
  • The IB Learner Profile is at the centre of our learning experience.
  • We strive for personal and academic success for all.
  • We encourage honesty, respect and compassion.
  • All members of our community have a right to be heard and valued.
  • We provide a safe school environment

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Our Learning Principles

The following Learning Principles are research-based, ‘best practice’ approaches to learning at Chatsworth International School. These principles guide Chatsworth teachers in the design and delivery of units that focus on quality learning opportunities for all of our students.

How We Define Learning

Learning is the life-long process of creating and adapting meaning from the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, and skills and their application to the world around us.

  1. Students learn best in a safe, positive, supportive and nurturing learning environment.
  2. Effective assessment and timely feedback is essential to student progress.
  3. Learning is purposeful, contextual and extends beyond the classroom.
  4. Learning is interconnected; it deepens and develops over time.
  5. Learning is both an independent and collaborative process.
  6. Learning is a reflective, metacognitive process.

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IB Learner Profile

Around the school and in the classrooms is a set of words describing personality attributes. These words convey the IB Learner Profile. This profile represents the ideal attributes of an International Baccalaureate graduating student. It is a common set of values, developed in all three IB programmes (PYP, MYP, DP) that transcend international boundaries and help develop internationally-minded people. IB learners strive to become inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective.

Students as well as staff are encouraged to recognise and support these attributes with everyone in our community. An easy example would be commending a child for being caring when looking after a new student, or for a quiet child being a risk-taker when speaking during a whole school assembly. Members of our school community take pride in modelling these attributes.

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Schoolwide Learner Outcomes

Chatsworth learners are

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Principled

We take safe and informed actions which create a positive impact on our changing world. (Self-Management)

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Balanced

through adaptability, collaboration and resilience, we lead balanced and compassionate lives. (Social)

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Global Communicators

We communicate effectively on multiple platforms in a global context. (Communication)

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Thinkers

We engage in thought and research to solve problems. (Research & Thinking)