The Rotherglen Student

Rotherglen students are respectful of themselves, inclusive of others and protective of the environment. They are engaged in their learning, athletics, the arts and co-curricular activities. They are academically motivated to achieve excellence and they are leaders and innovators, prepared to be valuable contributors to their local and global communities.

We believe a child’s emotional well-being is as important as his or her academic performance. Involved in scholastics, arts, sports as well as in their community, Rotherglen students are multidimensional. Their passion for learning is complemented by their compassion for others.

A Rotherglen student is one who embraces all of the opportunities afforded to them both in and out of the classroom so that they are prepared to be successful contributors in today’s world

At the centre of Rotherglen School is an enriched curriculum that equips our students with the skills and knowledge they need to develop their abilities and create the foundation for learning success.

At every grade level, the Rotherglen Values: Respect, Community, Learning, Communication, Civility and Citizenship are interwoven into daily life, creating a culture which empowers our students to learn and grow.

At the Casa and Primary level, this is achieved through the Montessori method that promotes exploration and active inquiry. Learning through discovery is enhanced through the integration of monthly themes that focus on honesty, respect, integrity, excellence, responsibility, inclusion, creativity, fairness, compassion and self-awareness.

In Grades 1-3, the program expands and develops as students acquire new levels of autonomy. Our stimulating curriculum includes specialty classes in French, music, character education and leadership development. The monthly themes are expanded with age appropriate activities and outcomes around resilience, core values, relationships, anti-bullying, self-respect and self-regulation.

In the Junior School (Grades 4-6) students are presented with growing responsibilities and accountabilities for their actions, school work and relationships with others. At this age students often work together and their collaboration builds team work skills and encourages each child’s growing interests in social relationships. A special focus is placed on mutual respect, right to participate, positive choices, attentive listening and self-awareness.

When our students reach the Upper School (Grades 7 and 8) they are recognized as school leaders and mentors. Expectations increase as do opportunities for them to make a meaningful difference to the world around them. A Life Skills curriculum is introduced to broaden our students’ skills and awareness. Subjects such as conflict management, decision making, motivation, time management, working effectively with others, computer safety and self-awareness are covered.

Our program expands for our Upper School students to include service to others which allows our students to learn to lead. They may help younger students during club activities, be a video journalist, an assembly monitor, or a school ambassador in the local, or international, community. In the process, they put a face to real needs, develop the intrinsic motivation to reach out and the self-confidence and skills to initiate change.

Feedback from the secondary schools our students go on to attend tell us that Rotherglen students are highly respected and continue to achieve high levels of academic success and demonstrate their leadership abilities on a regular basis.

The real-world, hands-on opportunities we provide our students helps to widen their vision, engage their passion, create opportunities to lead with their heart and become valuable contributors to their local and global communities.