During the period of September to December 2019, the School Board and Leadership undertook an in-depth consultation process with the students, parents and staff in our learning community. Each group of stakeholders were encouraged to indicate what they believed to be the school’s strengths, as well as identify areas in which further improvement and innovation. The starting point for these discussions was to reflect upon Simon Sinek’s ‘Golden Circle’.
As Sinek notes, ‘very few organisations know WHY they do what they do’. The WHY of a school is not simply about achieving top grades. That is a result. Within the context of HELP International School, the WHY is our purpose that motivates and underpins everything that our school does. It is the very reason why our school exists. After several months of discussion and reflection, our learning community identified the key elements as to the purpose of our education pathway: