Students’ spiritual development involves the growth of their sense of self, their unique potential, their understanding of their strengths and weaknesses, and their willingness to achieve. As their curiosity about themselves and their place in the world increases, they try to answer for themselves some of life’s fundamental questions.

They are able to:

  • foster their own inner lives and non-material wellbeing.
  • sustain their self-esteem in their learning experience.
  • develop their capacity for critical and independent thought.
  • foster their emotional life and express their feelings.
  • experience moments of stillness and reflection.
  • discuss their beliefs, feelings, values and responses to personal experiences.
  • form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships.
  • reflect on, consider and celebrate the wonders and mysteries of life.


Students’ social development involves students acquiring an understanding of the responsibilities and rights of being members of families and communities (local, national and global), and an ability to relate to others and to work with others for the common good.

They have opportunities to:

  • display a sense of belonging and an increasing willingness to participate.
  • make an active contribution to the democratic process in each of their communities .
  • develop an understanding of their individual and group identity.
  • learn about service in the school and wider community.
  • begin to understand the place they have within society and the role they need to play.
  • understand the changing nature of society and how this is an opportunity not a threat.
  • develop their compassion for others in society.
  • take initiative on wider social issues and establish ways they can help on an individual, local, national and global scale.