Manifesto

Auseras exists to help people grow so that they can achieve happiness, find their purpose, and have a positive impact in the world. We challenge conventional thinking by facilitating self-directed learning, encouraging individual creativity, and promoting the development of the whole person.

Teaching

“The best teachers show you where to look, but not what to see.” – Alexandra K. Trenfor

Auseras creates the conditions in which people can learn organically, through question-led, multi-subject, interdisciplinary collaboration.

Curriculum

“Let the questions be the curriculum.” – Socrates

Auseras supports everyone to develop their own fluid and dynamic pathway, enabling them to pursue their interests and curiosity, in depth and in breadth.

Learning

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

Auseras empowers people to communicate their understanding in ways that support self-expression and celebrate individuality and creativity.

Assessment

“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” – William Bruce Cameron

Auseras actively engages people in assessment that is constructive and kind, celebrating successes and recognising failure and criticism as essential parts of learning and self improvement.

Pastoral

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Auseras develops the whole person, tailoring support to their social, emotional, physical and mental well-being, in order to establish happy, emotionally-intelligent and compassionate people.

Democracy

“Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.” – Roald Dahl

Auseras is a democracy, placing the whole learning community at the centre of decisions, supporting everyone in becoming designers of their own future.