Success for our students in the 21st Century will depend upon their ability to collaborate and to value interdependence. Island School students learn to live in a world where communities are global and connections are vital. They learn to be creative and adaptable when facing complex challenges. All influential career fields value and develop the ability to work productively as part of dynamic and diverse teams and so at Island School students work together in all aspects of school life from academic pursuits to sporting excellence; from environmental activity to artistic endeavour.
Compelled by their empathy and compassion, our students actively strive to improve the lives of others. Community service helps them to develop an understanding that all our lives are interconnected.
Island School reflects the diversity of the world. Our students’ many languages and cultural legacies enrich our school family. It is within this environment that our students learn to live side by side and to value each other. Our six houses are families within a family where younger students are supported and encouraged by their older ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’. Guided by experienced and caring house staff, senior students take on the role of leader in a variety of activities. When they leave Island School they take all these skills and values on to the foremost universities and colleges throughout the world.