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Personal Goals

The personal goals refer to those individual qualities and dispositions we believe children will find essential in the 21st century.  They help to develop those qualities that will enable children to be at ease with the continually changing context of their lives. There are personal goals for enquiry, resilience, principles, communication, thoughtfulness, cooperation, respect and adaptability.

As an example of some of the IPC Learning Goals for Adaptability, children, through their study of the IPC will learn to:

Know about a range of views, cultures and traditions

  • Be able to consider and respect the views, cultures and traditions of other people
  • Be able to cope with unfamiliar situations
  • Be able to approach tasks with confidence
  • Be able to suggest and explore new roles, ideas, and strategies
  • Be able to move between conventional and more fluid forms of thinking
  • Be able to be at ease with themselves in a variety of situations


Enquiry We are searching for knowledge through questioning and research.

We are able to cope in a variety of situations and approach a task with confidence.


We keep on trying even when we find something difficult.


We know the difference between right and wrong and show this through what we say and how we behave.


We can share our thoughts and feelings to others through our speech and our actions.


We use a wide range of thinking skills to help us to solve a problem.


We can work alongside other people, understanding that everyone has a role to play within the group, as well as respecting each other’s views and ideas.


We show respect for the needs of other people, living things and the environment.