In 2016 we introduced the Maunu School Learner Profile (MSLP) into our school.

The future direction of education is aiming more at developing children who are lifelong learners and have the necessary skills and dispositions to function in a rapidly changing society. Within our school we have identified twelve key skills that we feel are very important to help children to thrive in an ever changing world.

These skills have been grouped into four areas- the Key Competencies:

Managing Self

  • Be a self-manager
  • Be engaged
  • Be adaptable
  • Be resilient

Participating and Contributing

  • Be a communicator
  • Be a risk taker
  • Be a problem solver

Relating to Others

  • Be empathetic
  • Be a collaborator

Thinking

  • Be a knowledge seeker and user
  • Be a creative thinker
  • Be a reflective thinker
  • Ultimately we are aiming toward students being able to identify their strengths and when they are using these skills, and areas to develop.
  • We also want students to be aware that these skills are not isolated and cross over into all aspects of their lives- school, playground, home, sport and friendships. It would be helpful if parents also helped children to identify when they are using these skills out of school.
  • Different criteria have been developed at the different levels within the school, which the children are learning about and are striving to achieve. To earn the MSLP badge a child needs to display and use all twelve skills consistently.
  • At the end of last year we presented the leaving Year 6’s who had attained this level with their MSLP badges, and at the first school assembly this year we presented the MSLP badges to the rest of the students who had achieved this award for 2016. Students achieving parts of the Maunu School Learner Profile receive a certificate at the end of the year.
  • Please visit the school website to view a video clip the Children’s Leadership team filmed to explain all about the Maunu School Learner Profile.