Building critical skills at Rooty Hill High School

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Learn how Rooty Hill High School in Sydney is using creative inquiry to enable students to develop the capabilities and dispositions they need for work and life. The school’s goal is for all graduates of the school to be effective employees, active global citizens and able to identify and build upon their own personal character strengths.

The school has mapped a trajectory for each student which takes them from entry level – where they have many skills to learn – to developing the habits and dispositions which set each student up for work, study and life.

Through the Critical Inquiry Cycle model, the school now has data to show the students are growing and achieving, with 80% of Year 10s achieving many of the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) capability benchmarks.