Our Mission, Aims and Ethos

Attend. Aspire. Achieve.

A school which provides the very best in offering all students a personalised learning journey. With excellent teaching and learning, guidance and wellbeing support from our dedicated staff, all of our students will achieve their potential.

Our ethos as a school is to ensure that everyone is given the opportunity to develop their individual talents and aptitudes within and beyond the classroom. High quality teaching and learning is at the core of our ethos and it is delivered by dedicated, professional, specialist teachers. We believe that our students have the right to expect the highest quality of education. La Mare de Carteret High School is a vibrant, caring and supportive community that equips students with the best possible preparation to succeed in the future. As a result our students take advantage of opportunities to study, have new experiences, develop new skills, form lasting friendships and achieve academic success and healthy wellbeing. We expect our students to experience leadership skills, resilience and to develop the character skills for life beyond and after their time at La Mare de Carteret.

The core values are to:

  • Pursue academic excellence
  • Celebrate achievement and participation
  • Guide and nurture individual development
  • Appreciate cultural diversity
  • Promote human rights and responsibilities
  • Cherish the community and the environment
  • Promote spiritual, moral and ethical values
  • Promote loyalty, pride, spirit, belonging and caring

School Aims

The school will measure its effectiveness by: student, teacher, parent and Education Department feedback, the validation process, external examination results and other performance indicator data, internal monitoring and evaluation procedures and the continuing professional development programme.

Academic Progress

LMDC is committed to providing an excellent education for all students enabling them to enjoy and achieve high levels of learning.  We address the diverse needs and aspirations of our students, offering an excellent foundation in all aspects of learning, to challenge and prepare them for a successful future.

Personal Development

LMDC recognises and nurtures each student as a unique person.  We are dedicated to developing in our students the qualities and skills necessary to become safe, healthy, confident, self-motivated and independent individuals prepared for the responsibilities of adult life and their own economic well-being.

Tolerance and Awareness

LMDC actively promotes respect and tolerance as well as environmental and social awareness.  We encourage our students to make a positive contribution and become committed and valued members of our school and, by supporting internationalism and inter-culturalism, responsible citizens of the world.

Embedding Technologies

LMDC recognises that digital literacy is essential in preparing all our students to participate in the rapidly changing world in which we learn, work and play. Through embedding technologies we wish to personalise students learning, increase engagement and expand their tools to enable independent and life-long learning.  We aim to develop a learning community where all our members are empowered by technology and are able to make informed judgments about when and where to use it to best effect.