Statement of Purpose & Commitments
ISWA’s approach to teaching and learning instils globally focused, open-minded and community-minded values in our graduates.
We have a strong strategic plan and purpose that informs our vision and how we look to equip our students today, and as future graduates of our school.
ISWA is currently going through an inclusive Strategic Planning Process, to be completed by December 2022. This process began with feedback from across our community and led to the formation of a Statement of Purpose and Commitments, rather than the traditional Vision and Mission statements. The Statement of Purpose and Commitments will drive our planning moving forward.
Empowering students’ unique development in an inclusive, inquiry-focused environment, to thrive in the world.
We are committed to teaching students through a rigorous program of inquiry to think critically, ask questions and solve problems. We commit to nurturing inquiry and curiosity that engages students actively in their own learning to relate to, explore and understand the world around them.
We value a diverse community where everyone is safe, included, appreciated, and feels free to be themselves. We recognise that our school community, the host country, and the international community provide an invaluable opportunity for us to be enriched by the perspectives of others. We are committed to collaborate and communicate effectively, and with empathy.
We are an inclusive international school whose learners have different skills and interests and come from diverse educational experiences -everyone has a unique background, learns differently, and at their own pace. We are committed to adapt and refine our strategies and approaches to support those differences.
We embrace the opportunity to see the world from various perspectives. We respect the ideas and cultures of others. We create new understandings through connections. We are committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive society, and maintaining a global perspective.
We believe that self-directed learners are more inspired to find and pursue their passions and in doing so develop deeper engagement with their learning. We are committed to teaching students to take a proactive role in designing and evaluating their own learning, as well as finding their own voice as advocates.
We recognize we live in a world of limited resources. We are committed to encourage and create actions and behaviours for sustainability around the school, within our communities, and the world, to share these limited resources and ensure a viable future for everyone.
Acknowledgement of Country
We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we are on, the Whadjuk (Perth region) people and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We acknowledge, respect and seek to learn from their wisdom, continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.