Kilvington's educational philosophy
We celebrate the uniqueness of each individual, and view each student as a person of strength, curiosity, creativity and intelligence, with enormous potential to achieve. Every individual is of infinite value, fully deserving to be treated with utmost respect.
Kilvington believes in a holistic education which values each individual's intrinsic worth. By focusing on both the mind and the heart, we cater for students’ intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development.
Personal achievement is central to Kilvington’s philosophy. At all times, students are strongly encouraged and supported to pursue the academic and personal excellence of which they are capable. We challenge them to question, reflect, search for answers, apply skills and strive to achieve their best at every age.
One of the key tasks of a successful school is to fully recognise that every person has special talents and different ways of learning. A variety of learning and teaching styles consequently allow for multiple perspectives, so that all students can experience success and feel valued.
Effective learning occurs when students and teachers work together in a collaborative environment at each stage of the educational journey, allowing each student to engage in meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling learning. Kilvington values highly supportive and respectful relationships between teachers, students and parents. These relationships help us to fully engage students with ideas and concepts, so that they can become independent and lifelong learners.
Kilvington students build up a strong sense of identity while positively contributing to the local and global community. By developing respect for themselves and others, students learn to live and work together for a better world, fulfilling the promise of the School’s motto, ‘Not for our own, but others’ good’.