- to develop in children lively, enquiring minds together with a positive wish to learn, to question, to argue rationally and to apply themselves intelligently to tasks
- to develop the children's self confidence, independence and understanding of themselves and others so that as children and adults they can play a fulfilling role in a multicultural society
- to provide a rich and diverse curriculum to enable the fullest development of the child's skills, attitude, concepts and knowledge
- to provide a safe, secure environment which facilitates effective teaching and learning and which reflects the school's commitment to maintaining ecologically sound principles
- to recognise each child's potential and create opportunities to develop and celebrate individual skills and talents
At the heart of the process lies the child. No advances in policy making or the acquisition of new resources will have the desired effect unless they are in harmony with the needs of the child.