St Julian’s Secondary school follows the National Curriculum through Key Stages 2-4, after Year 11 students complete their final two years at our school by following the IB diploma program.
We expect our students to follow this with a university education either in the UK, Portugal, North America or Europe, though of course we do have students who go even further afield to pursue their studies. We are not an academically selective school but we do expect our students to enter the school with the ability to succeed; we admire effort and hard work and we value students who give to the school in extra-curricular activities like sport, drama, music, Premio and MUN.
The secondary school attempts to nurture in the students who join us a sense of self confidence and happiness, we encourage students to speak up for themselves and as teachers we appreciate students who develop a critical relationship to their studies as they progress through the school. Relationships between teachers and students should be lively and engaging and we attempt to enhance these relationships through offering experiences beyond the classroom like outdoor education which allow students to see education as a physical as well as an intellectual challenge.
As Principal of the school I would like to make the claim that our students are happy and well-adjusted and we maintain a very active pastoral care program to ensure that if conflictive events do occur, as they inevitably will, they are soon resolved.
The school is ambitious for its students and will make a persistent effort to ensure that they make the very best of their abilities in all areas. It is our hope that they will gradually become independent learners as they progress through St Julian’s and that the international nature of the school will encourage them to learn the virtues of tolerance and solidarity.
Despite the material advantages they enjoy in life the school expects its students to be suitably humble before the great adventure of education and open minded in their encounter with it.
The school in enjoying the quality embodied by its students accepts the responsibility not only to teach but also to educate and inspire.
Nick Connolly MA, dip.ed.
Secondary School Principal