• Our Lincoln Park Campus

    Our state-of-art facilities will inspire our children to be ambitious.

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  • Dedicated and Inspiring

    Our teachers are recruited for their ability to nurture lifelong learners and inspire each and every student

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  • Highest Quality Learning

    Our approach to learning gives each individual student the skills to thrive

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  • Love to Learn

    Our students love to learn, and our curriculum encourages inquiring minds and to always aim high

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  • Join Our Family

    We welcome you to our inclusive community. From day one, you and your child will feel at home with us

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  • Stay Connected

    Speaking directly with us is the best way to get your questions answered quickly. We look forward to hearing from you

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  • Keeping Track of Busy Lives

    Find out about the latest activities and developments in our school, including our new campus developments

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  • Lifelong Values through Skills Development

    The benefits of physical activity extend beyond the gym and work towards children’s inspiration and growth.

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The Power of Mistakes

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Douglas McNeill,  Learning Resource Leader

To prepare our children for the future we, as adults, ask our children to be resilient, to seek out new challenges and to persevere. We aim for the next generation to be ambitious, confident and successful and yet we do not always utilize the most simplest of tools: mistakes.

If we make a mistake there are two possible outcomes. The first is a feeling of vulnerability and anxiety. The second is a learning opportunity to greater things. 

By focusing on the ‘What if’ rather than the ‘No’ our teachers help to foster not only the creation of an inclusive environment where our students feel empowered in their learning but a community of innovation and endless possibilities.        

Learning should be meaningful but it should also focus on the journey. For it is the tools to learning that our students need for the future, not just the knowledge. To be able to innovate and problem solve confidently is to be able to do anything we set our hearts to. As John Wooden said, “If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.”