High School Introduction
The High School is a complex of charming older buildings set in beautifully tranquil gardens. The chapel, which is the focal point of the St Martin's community, was designed by the H Baker and FLH Fleming stable of architects.
There is a Chaplain and a qualified counsellor who is available at all times to help the students with personal problems and to provide career counselling. The school also has a resident matron who runs the sanatorium (sick-bay).
In line with the requirements of the new curriculum, the High School has moved away from the traditional model of educators dispensing knowledge to passive and obedient students. Instead, a dynamic learning environment has been created in which meaningful and realistic learning experiences take place. Equally, great emphasis is placed on the all-round development of each individual and much care is taken to nurture a sense of purpose and identity within each student. In addition, a partnership of co-operation is established between students, teachers and parents, in order to monitor and promote the child’s sense of motivation and commitment.
Class size is typically no more than 20 students. In order to broaden learning experiences and to facilitate outdoor awareness, excursions and field trips are undertaken in all grades on a regular basis. Periodic visits are also undertaken to exhibitions, shows and places of interest.