Our School Values of: Excellence, Inquiry, Connectedness, Collaboration and Innovation will be developed through our Hobsonville Habits.
Through the development of the Hobsonville Habits I will strive to attain both Academic and Personal Excellence:
Academic Excellence: Has developed the generic learning skills and the specific knowledge, skills and understandings that enable learners to excel in their chosen pathway.
Personal Excellence: Has developed the personal values, dispositions and capabilities that enable the learners to lead a happy, healthy and successful life.
When I am displaying these habits I will be ...
|Indicators: How will I know?|
Resilient: I don’t give up when times are tough.
A Positive Thinker
I am focused towards reaching my goals.
I can analyses a problem, develop a system, structure, and strategy to work towards solving it.
I have a number of different ways / strategies to approach problem solving.
I search for evidenceto clarify my learning.
I can recognise when a theory or idea must be rejected and another employed / explored.
I have efficient strategies for problem solving that include knowing how to begin, knowing what steps must be performed and what questions to ask, and what information needs to be generated or collected.
Because I have consistent problem solving strategies, I am comfortable with uncertainty.
When I am uncertain I don’t give up, but find different ways to tackle the problem.
Responsive: I am empathetic, aware, and flexible when making decisions and taking action.
A Flexible Thinker
I am able to change my mind based on additional information, data, or reasoning, even when it is the opposite to what I originally thought.
I engage in a number of outcomes and activities.
I can draw upon a number of problem-solving strategies and are flexible, knowing when it is appropriate to be broad and global in my thinking and when a situation requires detailed, analytical precision.
I look for different and new ways to approach situations.
I am a lateral thinker: I consider different points of view.
I am a flexible thinker: I am able to shift, at will, my perception on different positions.
I think and communicate with clarity and precision, supporting my statements with explanations, comparisons, evaluations and evidence.
Resourceful: I use my initiative to seek out resources and use them in different ways.
A Problem Solver
I am able to access and use a wide range of sources.
I learn from my experiences.
I am able to use my prior knowledge and apply it to other situations.
When confronted with new and perplexing problems I can draw on experiences from my past.
I am able to use my knowledge, experiences and intuition to support ideas and processes to solve each new challenge.
I can gain meaning from one experience, carry it forth, and apply it in a new and novel situation.
Curious: I am inquisitive and playful. I explore in search of awe and wonder.
I discover problems to solve, and enjoy the problem-solving process.
I am aware of and recognize discrepancies and phenomena in my environment and enjoy inquiring into their causes.
I know how to ask questions to fill in the gaps between what I know and what I don’t know.
I am inclined to ask a range of questions.
I gain information and gather data through all senses, therefore absorb more information.
Contributive: I make a difference by using my skills, thoughts, and ideas when working with others.
I think interdependently
I am able to think in collaboration with others.
I am sensitive to the needs of others.
I have the ability to justify ideas work with others to test out strategies towards a solution.
I contribute time and energy to tasks which others would quickly tire when working alone.
I realise that all of us are more powerful, intellectually or physically, then any one of us.
I am willing and open to accept the feedback from critical friends.
I listen, seek consensus, and can give up an idea to work with someone else’s.
I am empathetic, compassionate and displays group leadership - I know how to support group efforts.
Creative: I am imaginative and I explore the what if. I dream. I view things in new ways.
I am continuously in learning mode.
My confidence, curiosity, and persistence allows me to constantly search for new and better ways.
I am always striving for improvement, always growing, always learning, always modifying myself.
I seize problem situations, conflicts, and difficult circumstances as valuable opportunities to learn.
I am humble, able to admit I don’t know, but want to find out.
Compassionate: I work with and learn from others.
I listens attentively to understand another’s point of view.
I listens not only for what someone says but also for what he or she is trying to say and represent.
I am aware of the diverse perspectives of others.
I am able to responds non-judgmentally, even when their ideas differ.
I am aware of how others might feel through their oral language and body language.
I can demonstrates my understanding of and empathy for an idea or feeling by paraphrasing it accurately, building upon it, or clarifying it.
I have a sense of humor, appreciate and understand others’ humour.
I am able to laugh at situations and myself.
Purposeful: I do things with intent and determination.
A Goal setter
I have strategies for managing impulsivity.
I think before acting, and make deliberate choices.
I have a plan of action.
I am able to clarify and understand directions.
I withhold making value judgements before fully understanding an idea.
I consider alternative and consequences of several possible directions.
I takes time to reflect on an answer before giving it.
I have a desire for truth, exactness, accuracy, correctness, precision, and craftsmanship.
I know that I can continually perfect my craft by working to attain the highest possible standards.
I pursue ongoing learning.
I take pride in my work.
Reflective: I look back to look forward.
A Critical Thinker
I am always thinking about my thinking.
I am conscious of the steps and strategies I use when problem solving.
I am able to reflect and evaluate the usefulness of my thinking.
I plan a strategy before embarking on problem solving.
I am aware of my actions and the effect of those actions on others and the environment.
I am able ble to pose internal questions as I searches for information and meaning.
I am aware of the need for correction if my plan is not working.
I am able to reflect on the plan for the purpose of self-evaluation, and editing for improved performance.
Adventurous: I am willing to take risks and look for opportunities which may not yet exist. I give everything a go.
I have an urge to go beyond established limits.
I lives on the edge of myr incompetence and can place myself in situations where the outcomes are unknown.
I accept confusion, ambiguity and the risk of failure as part of the norm.
I view setbacks as interesting, challenging and opportunities to learn.
I make educated and calculated risks.
I am able to draw on past knowledge.
I am thoughtful about consequences.
I have a sense of what is appropriate and gather relevant information before embarking.