The Student Profile

Every parent wants the best for their children. At Open Gate we strive to be the best choice when it comes to education. We see each child as a whole, complex personality, with desires and dreams, and strengths and weaknesses. We help connect students with their talents and thus use the potential they come to us with. Our Student Profile will reveal what values the school stands for.

This overview was inspired by the IB (International Baccalaureate) Learner Profile that seeks to develop “lifelong learners". But new students do not have to arrive here with the attributes described; Open Gate is literally an open opportunity where the values we are trying to develop in students are yet to be discovered and continue to be promoted. Nor do we require any student to combine all the qualities at every point in their journey. A "life-long learner" learns and improves throughout his or her life because we know that the gateway to the future is just opening for our students at Open Gate. 

We therefore wish to inspire in them a desire to grow beyond the school gates, so that they continue to want to make the world a better place and bring positive change to society. Below please find an insight into the values we share. Open Gate students are…


We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.


We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.


We express ourselves con­fidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.


We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.


We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives-intellectual, physical, and emotional — to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.


We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.


We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.


We show empathy, compassion and respect. We are commited to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.


We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.


We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global signifi­cance.