Primary Years Program Learner Profile

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  • Learners who are . . .

    have a natural curiosity that has been nurtured. They have acquired the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research. They actively enjoy learning.

    Thinkers exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to make sound decisions and to solve complex problems.

    Communicators receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language, including the language of mathematical symbols.

    Risk Takers approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence and independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are courageous and articulate in defending those things in which they believe.

    Knowledgeable have spent time in school exploring themes which have global relevance and importance. In doing so, they have acquired a critical mass of significant knowledge.

    Principled have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning. They have integrity, honesty and a sense of fairness and justice.

    Caring show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a sense of personal commitment to action and service.

    Open-Minded respect the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures, and they are accustomed to seeking and considering a range of points of view.

    Balanced understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being.

    Reflective give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and analyze their personal strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner.

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