Leadership overview

An Education for Life at The King's School

Character Development

Our educational philosophy at The King’s School is one based on educating the whole boy. An education that focuses purely on the intellectual does not assist in developing the character of an individual. It is through experience and opportunity that a boy’s character is forged over time. Our environment and community are unique in size, facilities and history. These elements, combined with our programs align as a powerful force in shaping character.

At King’s, a boy will have a range of compulsory and optional opportunities to develop his character. Whether he is challenged by an abseil on corps camp, caring and preparing livestock for an agricultural show or representing his school in a range of activities, he will be exposed to challenges which will both highlight his strengths and develop and awareness of his deficiencies. At times he will be extended, exhausted and uncomfortable but we firmly believe that within the context of a safe and secure environment these challenges will help him develop a stronger sense of self and capacity to overcome life’s challenges. Some of our key character development initiatives include:

  • Compulsory Two Year Cadet Corps Program (Years 9 and10)
  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Scheme (Year 9)
  • Outdoor Education & Wilderness Program (Years 7-10)
  • Optional Expeditions and Journey experience-Nepal, PNG, Sabah, Vietnam, New Zealand
  • Involvement with Christian Groups