The Citizenship and Personal Development Department

'A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives”
- Jackie Robinson, the first black Major League Baseball player of modern times.

From their very first day in Year 7 through to when they leave as young adults in Year 11, students are encouraged to be inquisitive about what they are learning and will be constantly challenging their existing opinions on a wide variety of controversial topics and issues. Citizenship and Personal Development equips young people with the knowledge and skills needed for effective and democratic participation. It helps students to become informed, critical and active citizens who have the confidence and conviction to work collaboratively, take action and try to make a difference in their communities and the wider world.

In Citizenship students learn about their rights, responsibilities, duties and freedoms and about laws, justice, and democracy. Wherever possible effort is made to connect their learning to life outside school and consequently we have forged a number of connections with local businesses and organisations, such as Shelterbox and Brook Young People.