Key Competencies

Key Competencies

At Havelock North Primary School we believe in Key Competencies:
  1. reflect life long learning
  2. develop a healthy sense of identity for all
  3. foster adaptability and an ability to respond to changing situations
  4. require deliberate acts of teaching and practice
  5. are integrated into all learning areas
  6. The Students
By learning the key competencies, the children are open to new learning by:
  1. applying their past knowledge and skills to new learning situations
  2. adapting to a variety of learning situations
  3. managing their own learning
  4. self and peer assessment of their own learning
  5. contributing to the depth of thinking and learning
  6. developing an awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses
  7. thinking flexibly
  8. making the most of the teachable and learnable moment
  9. challenging their learning and thinking
  10. recognising and changing their own thinking as appropriate
  11. solving problems
  12. taking risks
  13. seeking alternatives
  14. developing a love of learning
  15. developing self-confidence
  16. developing effective questioning skills
  17. The Teachers
Teachers are expected to teach the key competencies using deliberate acts of teaching by:
  1. modelling and demonstrating
  2. establishing learning intentions and success criteria
  3. planning activities that reflect students’ needs
  4. helping students set their own learning goals
  5. helping students relate their prior knowledge to new learning situations
  6. providing opportunities for students to practise their learning
  7. planning opportunities for students to apply learning to new situations
  8. responding through feedback and feedforward
  9. assisting students to reflect critically on their learning
  10. setting challenging learning opportunities
  11. knowing their learners and their learning needs
  12. being continuous learners and open to new ideas
  13. being positive about the school and their students
  14. contributing in teams