Our Student Wellbeing program ensures each student is known personally, and opportunities are offered for boys to grow and learn in ways that are responsive to their individual needs. These years can be a time of turbulence as they face demands that may not coincide with their level of intellectual and emotional development. Through our programs we encompass age-related issues confronting boys as they move through childhood to early adolescence and manhood.
Ipswich Grammar School is aligned with the Round Square program as our wellbeing framework from the beginning of 2018.
What is Round Square?
Round Square is a network of over 150 schools that share a holistic approach to learning based on the 6 ideals of renowned educationalist - Kurt Hahn. Hahn’s philosophy was based on the belief that young people should be given an opportunity in leadership and service to help others and that they could learn and make a difference in the real world.
IDEALS of Round Square
Internationalism – Students learn to see themselves as global citizens and begin to look beyond gender, class, race, nationality and culture to understand human nature.
Democracy – Freedom of thought and speech is greatly encouraged and appropriate forums and channels of communication are set in place.
Environmentalism – Students learn about the fine balance needed to maintain a healthy interdependent relationship between human beings and humans and our planet.
Adventure – Schools offer activities that foster a spirit of adventure and allow students to discover that they are capable of more than they might have imagined.
Leadership – Students learn that true leadership is serving others and strength is found in those whose convictions are rooted in personal responsibility, kindness and justice.
Service – Students come face-to-face with the plight of those in most need around the world and their communities and they discover how they can make a positive and sustainable difference to their lives and the lives of others through service.
This is a P to 12 program, internationally recognised and the program aligns with the values of Ipswich Grammar School. Staff and students work in partnership to ensure each student maintains a strong feeling of safety, personal security, and self-worth. Students are encouraged to assume leadership roles and relationships are developed in a positive way through positive role modelling and building social and emotional wellbeing.