At Norwood Morialta High School our vision is that every student will graduate as an engaged global citizen to meet the challenges of a changing world. This commitment is underpinned by our motto Enriching Humanity and is complemented by our school values of Distinction, Diversity and Respect. Collectively these beliefs, along with our strategic directions guide our behaviours, actions and interactions.
Internationalism, as represented by the diversity of our school’s student population, our curriculum, large international student program and the practice of the school, is a core aspect of the Norwood Morialta High School vision. Thinking globally enriches the lives of all individuals in our school community beyond the general boundaries of academic achievement. To this end, the school has engaged in the rigorous self-study and evaluation processes of the Council of International Schools to ensure continual reflection of our practices and services as we strive for global excellence.
Our community’s commitment to internationalism, wellbeing, excellence and opportunity for all is further reflected in our supporting documents that streamline our strategic intentions and focus.
2019 School Improvement Plan
Council of International Schools
The Council of International Schools (CIS) is a membership community committed to high-quality international education. This community includes more than 734 schools and 622 colleges and universities in 116 countries. The CIS vision is to inspire the development of global citizens through high-quality international education: connecting ideas, cultures, and educators from every corner of the world.
This global vision strongly supports our school’s purpose of excellence and opportunity for all.
Norwood Morialta High School has been a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) community since 2003 when it was first awarded full accreditation. Since this time our school has engaged in rigorous self-review processes and evaluation visits to ensure we continue to meet international education standards and maintain our commitment to continuous improvement.
In 2018 Norwood Morialta High School hosted 8 international educators who conducted a detailed evaluation. Once again our school was commended on its commitment to offering high-quality education and was awarded International Re-Accreditation. The 2018 CIS Evaluation report is a wonderful endorsement of the good work our school is doing to support student learning and wellbeing. It is indeed an achievement that the school community can rightly feel proud!
‘The Norwood Morialta High School community, students, staff, and parents work together in an atmosphere of mutual respect to create a positive learning environment. Underpinning this is a philosophy that encourages and guides the development of the students to become interculturally aware, digitally capable, global citizens.
Students are engaged in their learning, happy to be at school and achieving at a high level. They are articulate, invariably treat each other and teachers with respect, greet visitors warmly and take obvious pride in their school.
The parent body is supportive of the ethos of the school, its leadership and the quest for continual improvement. The diversity of the school community is recognised, valued, and celebrated. Striving for excellence in all endeavours is a culture that pervades all learning on a daily basis. The school is well known for its provision of high-quality education, with educational results, in particular, attracting many families.’ Statement from the 2018 CIS Evaluation Report
The CIS evaluation provides members of the community with assurance that the school provides an accredited world-class education in the domains of:
- Purpose and Direction
- Governance, Leadership and Ownership
- The Curriculum
- Teaching and Assessing for Learning
- The Students’ Learning and Well-Being
- Premises and Physical Accommodation
- Community and Home Partnerships
- Homestay/Residential (for international students)
As a long-standing CIS school Norwood Morialta High School has demonstrated a strong desire to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to pursue their lives as global citizens; and a commitment to high-quality international education.
Furthermore, this important accreditation shows that at Norwood Morialta High School:
- We are devoted to our mission and we care enough about what we do to seek validation by a recognised accreditation authority.
- We think deeply about the services we provide to students, our families and the community.
- We are student orientated. Our philosophy of education is suitable for all of our students and encompasses the development of the whole individual.
- We keep our promises and we deliver what we promise.
- We accept objective assessment and will continue to open our doors periodically to regular evaluation by the school community and by internationally experienced evaluators.
- We constantly seek to improve our curriculum and services.
- We plan for the future.
The Norwood Morialta High School Governing Council commends and supports the school in its commitment to internationalism and the CIS accreditation process.