The future directions of the ASMS will be found through building upon
The future directions of the ASMS will be found through building upon the school's charter on establishment in 2003 and on its growth and development thereafter. The elements of the charter that are fundamental to the future development of the ASMS are described through:
The ASMS is a public senior secondary school with a special focus on science and mathematics education. The school exists in partnership with Flinders University to engage in development and research to transform science and mathematics education in South Australia, nationally and internationally.
The ASMS engages and educates a diverse group of students, irrespective of social, cultural or educational background, around their common interest in science and mathematics. Social cohesion of the school community, where individuality and collaboration are equally valued, is the hallmark of life at the ASMS. Fulfillment of each student's potential is a focus.
Learning Community Design
Learning is achieved in a highly collaborative setting, where interaction amongst students and educators is pervasive. The school is personalising learning opportunities for its students through inquiry- based pedagogies, applications of leading edge technologies and through engaging with a comprehensive curriculum, presented through an interdisciplinary framework by multi-disciplinary teams of educators.
School-wide Approach to Learning
The ASMS community has an unrelenting focus on generating learning. Its focus is on fulfilling the potential of its students through engaging each student in planning, reviewing, reflecting and re-shaping their learning. With special attention given to rigorous, leading edge science and mathematics, inquiry, collaboration, problem solving and authentic assessment drive the teaching and learning activities.
The ASMS maintains an unrelenting focus on the professional learning of all staff to strengthen valued outcomes for all learners. Professional learning takes many forms, is deeply embedded in the daily activities of staff and is the key driver of innovation, development and transformation in science and mathematics education at the ASMS. Informing professional practice with educators across SA, nationally and internationally is a priority for the ASMS. The ASMS strives to continuously improve its capacity for innovation and the provision of a high quality educational environment. As a school we recognize the importance of health and well being of all staff in achieving our goals.