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In Canberra Secondary School, staff and students alike, embrace the vision that education is holistic and encompasses all aspects of a person in order for it to be meaningful. Our Character Development (CD) framework is crafted based on the school’s Strategic Thrust 2 - Developing students’ character and cultivating their well-being through holistic character development programmes. With these in mind, Canberrans are inspired to challenge their potential, conquer their aspirations and contribute to society. In addition, short term and long term targets are set to determine the effectiveness of our CD programmes.
Students are inculcated with the school values of Living with Integrity, Learning with Passion and Serving with Distinction through our CD programmes. SEL Instructional Programmes, School Programmes, Co-Curricular Programmes and Supportive Programmes are the main domains that constitute the CD framework. The students’ diverse needs are addressed in all aspects of character development and they include the Olympic Education Programme, Arts Education Programme, Co-Curricular Programme (Performing Arts, Clubs and Societies, Uniformed Groups), Community Involvement Programme, VISA (Values Inculcation by Student Ambassadors), Global Canberran Programme, Olympic Education Programme, National Education Programme Normal Technical Programme and Healthy Lifestyle Programme. To ensure their relevance to students and to improve their effectiveness and efficiency, the curriculum is regularly reviewed.
Maintaining a tripartite relationship (student, teacher, parents) is our belief. Under the guidance of our teachers and the support of the parents, our students will be able to realise their goals. The important pillars of the school philosophy are shared by all staff, parents and SAC members. With character development as a lifelong endeavour, Canberrans will be inculcated with a set of values which will develop them into citizens of good character.