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In a world of accelerating change, it is important that girls develop an abundance mindset in order to leverage the energising tools to solve the complex challenges facing our world. At Selwyn House School they provide their students with the latest technological tools and the creative environment to collaboratively innovate and develop solutions.

A key ingredient of the education at Selwyn House School is the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), which is recognised globally as a future-focused curriculum based on intercultural understanding and respect. In effect, the PYP learner profile attributes they develop embody those needed to be a successful future global citizen of the world.

Core learning in English, Mathematics and Science is complemented by transdisciplinary inquiries and rich tasks, which allow high levels of application, creativity and problem-solving.

The development of these skills combined with crucial interpersonal skills, such as self-regulation, curiosity, creativity and tolerance, enable Selwyn House girls to become confident and informed individuals eager to take their part in the world.

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Learning is further enhanced by the active role that their specialist teachers in Mechatronics, Robotics, Performing Arts, Music, Physical Education, Sports, Visual Art and Spanish invest in daily learning.

Small class sizes ensure learning is personalised and teachers are able to build strong connections with each child and provide clear instruction in learning strategies enabling students to take control of their learning, know themselves as learners, self-regulate, and develop self-efficacy – all life-long learning skills.

They proudly encourage students to:

*Ask questions and develop strong critical thinking strategies
*Analyse complex concepts, work collaboratively and be adaptable
*Be creative, motivated and determined
*Understand the arts and humanities and their interconnections to the STEM disciplines
*Have a strong sense of empathy for others, be a confident leader and persist when facing challenges.

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Be their Guest

At Sewlyn House they are passionate about sharing what makes them unique and stand out from the crowd and subsequently invite you to visit the school for a personalised tour. Discover their future-focused learning environment for girls in Years 1–8, their nurturing Boarding House and their co-educational Pre-school.

To register your interest phone: (03) 355 7299 or email: .

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