“Motivating high school students to view themselves as purposeful global citizens and giving them the opportunity to acquire and practice the capacities they need to lead their communities and the world to a brighter future.”
The learning of all Year 8 Forest High School students is enriched through participation in the High Resolve Global Citizenship Program. The program consists of two full day modules, Collective Identity and Justice that, which are run in Terms 2 and 3.
Collective Identity - an independent investigation of the truth that we are a single global civilisation
Justice - an exploration of fairness, especially in the distribution of wealth and poverty
These modules raise the students’ awareness of global issues and promote the desire for students to become more active in contributing to constructive social change. Following this program, students may apply to participate in a two year Global Leadership program in Years 9 and 10.
The Global Leadership Program is an advanced leadership program that involves a variety of activities over Years 9 and 10. Students who are selected for the program participate in full day modules on Conflict Resolution and Collective Action and a series of shorter sessions on Leadership Studies. The program then takes students through a series of hands-on School and Community Service Project experiences over two or three terms.
Conflict Resolution – developing openness to the perspectives of others and the ability to integrate multiple perspectives
Collective Action – achieving cooperation by resolving the tension between self and collective interest
Leadership Studies – broadening perspectives on leadership and society through study and critique of some of the most profound ideas for the creation of the “good society”
School and Community Service Projects – consolidating newly developed skills through a series of real service projects
High Resolves has partnerships with both the University of Sydney and University of Melbourne. The annual High Resolves Summit marks the most important event of the program. Students from participating high schools gather to participate in a full day of activities exploring the future of our world. The summit is supported and attended by political, business and community leaders. In 2009 ten students from The Forest High School attended the Summit at Sydney University.
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