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The Worthgate Characteristics

The key characteristics that help Worthgate students become agents for change.

The Worthgate Characteristics are attributes that support students to become agents for change.

Through living and learning at The Worthgate School, students have the opportunity to develop these characteristics and contribute actively and positively to the community, locally, nationally, and globally, now and in the future.


We act with care, empathy and respect to make a positive difference to the lives of others, our community and the world around us. We understand the importance of taking care of ourselves, and living balanced lives, intellectually, physically, and emotionally.


We express ourselves confidently and creatively in many ways and many languages. We listen carefully to different perspectives and collaborate positively with others. We celebrate the shared language of English which enables us to communicate with people from across the globe.


We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal stories, as well as the traditions and values of others. We are willing to learn and grow from our experiences and be inclusive. We engage positively with views that differ from our own and work actively to question and challenge inequality and discrimination.


We can cope with challenges and barriers and recover quickly when we fail. We approach uncertainty with determination and use innovative strategies to keep moving forward and adapt positively to change.

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Critical Thinkers

We are curious and develop skills for inquiry and research, demonstrating a love for learning. We use critical and creative thinking skills to solve complex problems, taking initiative to develop knowledge and understanding across a variety of disciplines. We think beyond the curriculum to engage in issues of local and global significance.