Monday, 20 November 2017

Round Square

Geraldton Grammar School is a member of the Round Square network. We share this commitment with 150 schools in 40 countries across 5 regions. The aim is to inspire and draw out of every student and teacher the capacity for achievement and excellence that lies within. Round Square activities provide an opportunity to achieve in ways and to levels beyond perceived limits and the limits imposed by others. By providing challenging, collaborative, cross-cultural and experiential experiences students will develop:
•    Responsibility and care for humanity
•    Commitment to principles
•    Skill and confidence needed for effective service and leadership
•    Capacity to embrace life and demonstrate imagination, courage, generosity, kindness, empathy and compassion
•    A global perspective on society and the environment•    
The Round Square schools are characterised by a shared belief in the 6 pillars know as IDEALS - international understanding, democracy, environmental awareness, adventure, leadership and service. The foundation of Round Square was laid in 1966 when 7 likeminded schools came together to embrace the philosophy of Kurt Hahn.  Programs such as Outward Bound, Compass, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Personal Development Program, service learning, camps and our House system are all evidence of our schools commitment to this thinking.

As a Round Square school we provide opportunities to:
•    Devote time and energy to the service of others, within and beyond the school
•    Participate in outdoor and co-curricular activities that challenge and engage students in ways that promote personal development, resilience and wellbeing
•    Demonstrate leadership of, and kindness towards, others in the school, local and wider community
•    Look beyond gender, class, race, nationality and culture
•    Participate in national and international exchanges and conferences
•    Become involved in local, national and global service projects
•    Undertake a GAP year in another Round Square school
•    Undertake programs to emphasise each student's destiny to be a caretaker of society and of the planet

https://www.roundsquare.org/


134 George Rd Geraldton, Western Australia
ph: (08)9965 7800 fax: (08)9904 7176
email: ggs@gegs.wa.edu.au