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Welcome to York, 2017!
It is with a sense of excitement that we face the year ahead. The school is bigger than ever, the opportunities are ever-increasing and Yorkies are doing us proud all over the world.
I trust that this website will give you a glimpse of what is happening but I would encourage you to try to pick up the subliminal message of a busy, happy school where learners can find their passions, where they learn to interact with a diverse range of people and where they can lay the foundations to springboard their dreams for the future.
Better still, pop in for a visit and see for yourself!
Our Theme for 2017The theme for 2017 is Disciplined, but thinking free which are words taken from our school song. In the current state of the nation and the globe, we need to educate citizens to be self-disciplined but also not to be bound by other people’s thinking or bigoted ideas. The focus is to expand broad-mindedness but also to teach that the engagement of ideas needs to be done responsibly. Perhaps a reversal of the slogan is as illuminating and as powerful - thinking free, but disciplined.
Of course, this also applies to the sense of the academic disciplines – we need to encourage different kinds of thinking but rooted in the discipline of the subject-area in question.
All in all, this theme is a challenge but it underpins key elements of the York ethos. I am confident that all in the York family will rise to meet this challenge and that we will continue to produce the caring, skilled learners that our country so desperately needs.
Disciplined - But Thinking Free