The Key Competencies are the capabilities people need to live,
learn, work and contribute as active members of their
The Key Competencies are threaded
throughout all dimensions of the
school curriculum – our vision and our values, and all
the learning areas (English, The Arts, Health & PE, Learning
Languages, Maths & Statistics, Science, Social Sciences &
Please ask your student and see your child's teacher for more
information about the "Key Comp's" at Halcombe School.
class blogs, too!
Read about what the
look like at Halcombe School.
Use creative, critical,
meta-cognitive and reflective processes to make sense of
information, ideas, experiences. Actively seek, use and create
knowledge. Reflect on own learning, draw on personal knowledge
and intuitions, ask questions, challenge the basis of assumption
language, symbols and texts
Interpret and use words, number,
images, movement, metaphor and technologies in a range of
Recognise how choices of language and symbol
affect people’s understanding and ways in which they respond to
communications. Use ICT confidently to communicate and access
Self-motivation. ‘Can do’ attitude. Set personal
goals, make plans, have high personal standards. Be
enterprising, resourceful, reliable, resilient. Have strategies
for meeting challenges. Know when and how to follow someone’s
lead, or make own well-informed choices.
Relating to others
effectively with a diverse range of people in a variety of
contexts. Listen actively, recognise different points of view,
negotiate and share ideas. Open to new learning. Take different
roles in different situations. Know when it is appropriate to
compete, and when it is appropriate to co-operate.
Participating actively in
local, national, global communities. Respond appropriately as a
group member. Make connections to others. Create opportunities
for including people in group activities.