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Meet the Principal: Selwyn House School


Dr. Lyn Bird – Principal

At Selwyn House School, the critical skills of creativity, self-regulation, empathy, adaptability, innovation and collaboration are infused throughout the Selwyn House curriculum, culminating in a unique senior leadership programme that prepares all students for their future lives. Our students develop deep discipline knowledge across subjects and then use their ability to collaborate and innovate to solve complex real-world problems. Employers across the world have emphasised the need for today’s young people to possess both deep knowledge and critical human skills, a combination that is commonly termed ‘T-shaped’ professionals – Selwyn House is developing young ‘T-shaped’ students. Their ability to utilise their ‘T-Shaped’ attributes and deep knowledge results in powerful thinking and problem-solving – skills and attributes that are in high demand today and in the future workforce.

 

 

Selwyn House School is a leading girls’ school for Years 1-8, with an onsite Boarding House and co-ed Pre-School.

It features modern facilities, outstanding resources, and a rigorous future-focussed curriculum implemented by highly qualified, expert teachers.

The school offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, which focusses on the total growth of the developing child, encompassing intellectual, social, physical, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs.

Their students achieve excellent results in their core subjects and internationally perform significantly higher than the international student cohort.

They consistently achieve at local, national and international competitions, with 73 recipients of national and international awards between 2017 and 2019.

As well as being able to explore their passions in specialist subjects including Science, Mechatronics, Spanish, Music, Visual and Performing Arts, and Physical Education, students undertake future and community problem solving tasks and leadership initiatives.

Selwyn House School has a proud tradition of offering an innovative education that continually adapts to meet future challenges.

The strong ‘STEAM’ programme at Selwyn House School uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking.

Their STEAM Hub provides every student from Year 1 to 8 access to state-of-the-art equipment including 3D printers, a kiln, a laser cutter, sewing machines and Virtual Reality headsets.

Mechatronics, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence are Selwyn House subjects that ensure students are equipped with 21st century skill sets and fully prepared to lead in a future that is heavy in technology.

The school provides exceptional educational opportunities for girls, in a stimulating and nurturing environment.

Their focus is on developing globally minded learners and leaders who will become confident and capable young women.


 

Meet the Principal 2019: Dr Lyn Bird of Selwyn House School


PRINCIPAL DR LYN BIRD

 

In a world of accelerating change, it is important that girls develop an abundance mindset in order to leverage emerging tools to solve complex challenges. At Selwyn House School we provide all girls with the latest technological tools and the creative environment to collaboratively innovate and develop solutions. A key ingredient of a Selwyn House education is the International Baccalaureate, Primary Years Programme (PYP). The PYP is recognised globally as a future-focused curriculum based on intercultural understanding and respect. In effect, the PYP learner profile attributes we develop in students embody those needed to be a successful future global citizen of the world.

 

 

Core learning in English, Mathematics and Science is complemented by transdisciplinary inquiries and rich tasks, which allow high levels of application, creativity and problem-solving. The development of these skills combined with crucial interpersonal skills, such as self-regulation, curiosity, creativity and tolerance, enable Selwyn House girls to become confident and informed individuals eager to take their part in the world. Learning is further enhanced by the active role that our specialist teachers in Mechatronics, Robotics, Performing Arts, Music, Physical Education, Sports, Visual Art and Spanish invest in daily learning.

Small class sizes ensure learning is personalised and teachers are able to build strong connections with each child and provide clear instruction in learning strategies enabling students to take control of their learning, know themselves as learners, self-regulate and develop self-efficacy – all life-long learning skills.
Selwyn House School proudly encourages students to:
• Ask questions and develop strong critical thinking strategies
• Analyse complex concepts, work collaboratively and be adaptable
• Be creative, motivated and determined
• Understand the arts and humanities and their interconnections to the STEM disciplines
• Have a strong sense of empathy for others, be a confident leader and persist when facing challenges

You are invited to visit Selwyn House School to learn more about their future-focused learning environment for girls in Years 1-8, the nurturing Boarding House and co-educational pre-school with a personalised tour.

Dr Lyn Bird Principal of Selwyn House School

Meet the Principal 2018: Dr Lyn Bird of Selwyn House School

Dr Lyn Bird Principal of Selwyn House School
Dr Lyn Bird Principal of Selwyn House School

“One of my life long aims, as a principal, is to ensure all students are equipped with knowledge, skills and attitudes for their future lives and careers. To ensure students are equipped for their future, it is paramount that a personalised, future-focused curriculum which develops students as self-regulated learners is provided.
Selwyn House School offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), which is recognised globally as a future-focused curriculum based on intercultural understanding and respect. In effect, the PYP learner profile attributes we develop embody a future global citizen of the world.”

Core learning in English, Mathematics and Science is complemented by transdisciplinary inquiries and rich tasks, which allow high levels of application, creativity and problem-solving. The development of these skills combined with crucial interpersonal skills, such as self-regulation, curiosity, and tolerance, enable Selwyn House girls to become confident and informed individuals eager to take their part in the world. Learning is further enhanced by the active role that our specialist teachers in Mechatronics, Robotics, Performing Arts, Music, Physical Education, Sports, Visual Art and Spanish invest in daily learning.
Small class sizes ensure learning is personalised and teachers are able to build strong connections with each child and provide clear instruction in learning strategies enabling students to take control of their learning, know themselves as learners, self-regulate, and develop self-efficacy – all life-long learning skills.

Selwyn House School

Selwyn House proudly encourages students to:

  • Ask questions and develop strong critical thinking strategies
  • Analyse complex concepts, work collaboratively and self-direct
  • Be creative, motivated and determined
  • Understand traditional arts and humanities while simultaneously having strong skills across all of the STEAM disciplines
  • Have a strong sense of empathy for others, be a confident leader and persist when facing challenges.

You are invited to visit Selwyn House School to learn more about this future-focused learning environment for girls in Years 1-8, nurturing Boarding House and co-educational Pre-school. Attend the upcoming Open Day on Monday 14 May or call today to schedule a personal tour.