Our community has identified that a student who will succed in the future is one with confidence, independence and the ability to be creative.
So, in addition to high academic achievement, we celebrate imagination and creativity and encourage challenge so students are not afraid of "unfamiliar paths".
Creativity can mean so many different things. It is a 21st Century skill, along with collaboration and critical thinking. A creative person has ideas about new ways of doing things but most importantly is optomistic, shows initiative, is keen to form healthy relationships and is accepting of the drafting process. They recognise that not everything has to be perfect to be highly valued. Creativity is a limitless skill and so by developing this, students can achieve beyond expectation.
For these reasons, of all the 21st Century skills embedded in learning activities, at Riverside we focus on creativity as the skill to be acknowledged through special awards.