Our local school, which will remain nameless, has the following on its website:
The school is founded upon these core values:
- confident, life-long learning
- integrity and self-esteem
- trust and co-operation
- respect and resilience
- leadership and excellence in learning
I was rather hoping that there would be an explicit reference to literacy and numeracy, but no. What the hell is “resilience”? Thanks, but I would rather you left that particular value to the parents.
All a school has to do is teach kids to read, write and add up – and maybe a little history for the heck of it. Why is this such a difficult concept for teachers to grasp?
Home schooling is looking better and better.