School Aims

Vision

A Graphic Communication class at workAs a Roman Catholic faith community Notre Dame High School seeks to provide conditions and experiences that will promote the spiritual, moral, physical, social and intellectual development of both staff and students. We strive to ensure that all of our young people have the opportunity to develop their God-given talents to their fullest potential in an ethos that reflects our core Christian values.

Values

Our daily interactions with everyone in our faith community are an opportunity to demonstrate that we live our lives true to the values and virtues demonstrated by Our Lord Jesus Christ. We respect the views of every individual, their right to be treated with dignity at all times and their right to have equality of opportunity. We act with compassion to those in our community who are vulnerable and in need of our support.

Aims

1. Curriculum
The school will offer a curriculum that will provide breadth, balance and choice for all in a planned, progressive and structured way allowing our students to progress and develop their God-given talents and to become confident, resilient individuals.

2. Attainment
The school will provide opportunities for the intellectual and personal development of all students, enabling them to become successful learners and achieve their full potential by building on their prior learning, their strengths and identified areas of personal development.

3. Teaching and learning
The school seeks to provide the highest quality teaching that meets the needs of all learners and promotes effective learning by providing our teachers and support staff with opportunities for personal and professional development.

4. Support for pupils
The school will provide personal, curricular and vocational support for pupils through teaching, guidance and close links with parents and the community and provide opportunities for them to develop as responsible citizens and to contribute effectively their local community and the wider Scottish society.

5. Ethos
The school seeks to foster an effective partnership between home, school and parish, which promotes a Catholic ethos within the school and a positive image of the school within the community.

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