‘In Believing We See’
Each new year brings with it excitement and opportunities. Our theme for 2014 is Unlimited Possibilities. Our focus of nurturing the RGPS Girl – A Creative Thinker, A Lifelong Learner, A Value-based Leader – is the core of all that we do in RGPS.
The staff are guided by the school philosophy, school mission, school values, and their beliefs about children and learning:
- We believe that teaching is hard work but more importantly HEART work
- We believe that believing in a child’s ability motivates a child
- We believe there is an angel in every child
- We believe that all students are teachable - teachers have to find the missing link
- We believe that every teacher can make a positive difference
So even as we settle into Mt Sinai site, we take on new lenses to know that our pupils and ourselves are not limited by physical or arbitrary boundaries that set limits to what pupils can learn and become. Being in an old building is not necessarily a constraint. It merely means that we unlearn, relearn and learn as a school community – all qualities that a premier school like RGPS is capable of, qualities that are essential in 21st Century citizens.
RGPS started in 1844 with just 6 boarders, very humble beginnings but we have progressed through the years to a strong standing in the community offering excellent holistic development of the pupils. And this is achieved because our predecessors have never been daunted by difficulties or challenges. They have always seen the world through possibilities yet undiscovered, untapped, and were driven by a desire for excellence, ‘to make a better life for others’ as in the school song. And our staff and girls will continue this rich heritage to always give our best in all that we do, to rise above circumstances, to care for others and to serve and lead.
I invite you to join us on this journey of Unlimited Possibilities.