The ASMS actively promotes the development of a designated set of capabilities in all of its students.
Capabilities are diverse knowledge, skills and dispositions that students develop for their roles as citizens, workers and members of local and global communities. A focus on capabilities is a powerful way to develop balance and connectedness across diverse areas of learning and to promote learning that is transferable to many future elements of life.
The ASMS has a focus on six declared capabilities. These capabilities reflect the unique nature of the school and its broad aspirations for our students.
The ASMS certificate of Graduate Capabilities is a statement of the student’s demonstration of their capacity to:
Can give and receive ideas and information to a range of audiences in a range of forms for a range of purposes.
Contribute to the community with integrity and an awareness of how to arrive at ethical solutions to problems by engaging with projects of significance to the future.
Can reflect on and improve their own strengths and weaknesses, to build self-confidence and resilience and to behave in a manner that is a positive influence on others.
Critical and Creative Thinking
Can identify, explore and clarify information and ideas, to analyse, synthesise and evaluate information and ideas and to generate innovative ideas and possibilities.
Can demonstrate ability to actively connect with local, national and international communities by taking an interest in and engaging with projects of significance to them and their future in an ethical manner.
Can apply mathematical structures and thinking to situations and problems, and use mathematical problem solving strategies and techniques in solving complex problems.
Draw upon scientific knowledge and scientific methodology for the purpose of questioning, understanding and modifying their view of the world.