Welcome to the Australian International School.
I am often asked what is different about an Australian education. The major difference, I believe, is that an Australian education is an education for the future. Eric Hoffer reminds us that ‘… in times of change it is the learners who inherit the future. Those who have finished learning find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.’
The world is changing rapidly. The jobs that current students will have in a further twenty years and the skills that they will need to be successful cannot be precisely determined. We can know though that they will need to deal with complexity and continuous change.
The Australian Curriculum sets out the core knowledge, understanding, skills and general capabilities important for all students. It describes the learning entitlement of students as a foundation for their future learning, growth and active participation in the community. It makes clear what all young people should learn as they progress through schooling. It is the foundation for high quality teaching to meet the needs of all students.
This curriculum identifies essential skills for twenty-first century learners – in literacy, numeracy, information and communication technology (ICT), thinking, creativity, teamwork and communication. It describes individuals who can manage their own wellbeing, relate well to others, make informed decisions about their lives, become citizens who behave with ethical integrity, relate to and communicate across cultures, work for the common good and act with responsibility at local, regional and global levels.
At the Australian International School it is our teachers that make the real difference. Whilst we have amazing facilities and are wonderfully resourced, it is the quality of what happens in our classrooms every day that guarantees strong results. All our teachers are high quality professionals, with a sound understanding of children and the ways in which learning opportunities can be structured to ensure enhanced learning outcomes. At A.I.S. our teachers focus on developing individual students as life-long learners ready to adapt their thinking processes to different situations.
Schools play a significant role in the lives of children as they grow and develop. In partnership with parents and other members of the community, our school provides students with a high quality education that equips them with the knowledge, skills, and attributes needed to be successful in the future; an education which prepares students for the lives that they will live.