Key Competencies

Our learners are empowered through the development of these Key Competencies:

Key competencies are more than skills; they are the capabilities people need in order to live, learn, work and contribute as active members of their communities. Capable people draw on and combine all the resources available to them: knowledge, skills, attitudes and values.


Thinking (critical, creative, metacognition, and reflective processes)

This competency includes learners;

  • Having skills for 21st century
  • Having high level competencies in English and Mathematics
  • Having information and communication technology skills
  • Having knowledge and skills in Science/Social Sciences/Technology, the Arts, Health and Physical Education and Languages
  • Having learning programmes that provide balance as well as indepth coverage and real life contexts
  • Having inquiry learning models
  • Having a focus on thinking tools

Managing Self

This competency involves learners;

  • Being collaborative
  • Being risk takers
  • Being reflective
  • Being thinkers and inquirers
  • Being communicators
  • Being well balanced
  • Being motivated
  • Being able to persevere
  • Being self aware and having a sense of identity
  • Being nurtured in their personal development
  • Being involved in learning partnerships
  • Being confident
  • Having a feeling of belonging
  • Being able to make plans and set goals
  • Being able to set high standards and aiming for personal excellence
  • Being physically active

Participating and Contributing

This competency involves learners;

  • Looking after themselves and others
  • Taking care of their things and the environment
  • Being networked within local and global communities
  • Participating in a range of cultural settings
  • Being physically active