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



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.


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