Our Philosophy

Here one would often find a school’s vision, mission and all that ‘stuff’ … Sure you can read that below, but MNS is far more than that …

At MNS we believe in the individual.  We believe that each student has a unique path and separate needs and manners to achieve the best that they can.  Our role as educators is to help each student identify their future and help them reach that.  In the younger years our role is to ensure that they have the skills to be able to do this. Literacy and numeracy are expected – those are a basic given.  We instead also recognise that all our students will grow up and play their part in the modern 21st century world requiring far more specific skills.  These are the 4 C’s:  Communication, Creativity, Collaboration and Critical Thinking.

We have advanced IT education integration happening in our classes, but at MNS we are real. You will not find us marketing VR and robotics as our technology integration.  That is consumerism and if as parents you investigate will see that those tools are still limited, but instead using tech appropriately to engage in effective teaching and learning is what we promote. At MNS we will not make a fuss about newly acquired tech, but your children will use tech in their every day learning, and so appropriately that they will not even regard it as technology – just the way that it should be.