At PaRK IS, we are…
We work collaboratively between ourselves and with the rest of the world. We understand that success often comes from opening up our work and actively listening in order to incorporate the ideas of others.
Through a holistic approach, we convey information effectively and accurately orally, on paper and through digital platforms. We learn to communicate in Portuguese, English and other languages, and understand the importance of multi-lingual learning in our increasingly globalised world. We understand that communication is also dance, mathematics and visual arts. We understand that we must consider the audience when making a communication.
We have the skills to put ourselves in other people’s shoes. We are open-minded, thinking about the point of view of others, and aim to understand, and to be kind. We connect with our community and the world.
We are confident learners. We are optimistic and believe that setbacks can be transformed into advantages. We value our unique perspectives and stories and are also diligent; understanding that confidence comes from thoughtful and effective preparation.
We believe that curiosity is the defining trait of wisdom. We are motivated by a desire to discover the unfamiliar and enjoy the surprises of knowing more about the world around us.
We’re prepared to encounter risk. We see failure as a common step of the learning process, which enables us to reflect, learn and to “fail better” at each try. We stand up for our beliefs, push ourselves beyond our limits, and adopt a resilient mind-set.
We use our questions to move us forward, asking “What can I change? What can I do to make this happen?” We understand that reflection is an imperative step towards success in our personal life targets and in our relationships with others.
We are problem-solvers and encourage innovation. We are creative in all disciplines, and we are creative at play. We think laterally in order to build our perspective of the world around us. We understand that consistent focus is required to think through challenges.
We respect ourselves and others. Our thoughts and actions are aligned. We understand the importance of norms and expected behaviours in any successful community, and practice integrity and honesty.
We are autonomous. We put the Learner Profile into practice by connecting our skills and abilities with the questions and problems we encounter. We are motivated by the freedom to acquire knowledge and apply it in a way that is meaningful. We direct our own lives, remaining organised and completing tasks to a high standard, and on time.
We are intrinsically motivated for high performance and sharp thinking. We have the desire to continuously do better and set ambitious personal targets. We strive for progress and mastery in our academic activities and wider life.
We embrace challenges and persevere in the face of adversity or setback. We use feedback positively to assess how to recover and regain momentum. We find the strength to be aware of the needs of others and support them, even when facing our own setbacks.