TFA Aims and Expected Student Outcomes

Phase 1 (Kindergarten)

By the end of Kindergarten students show care and respect for themselves,  others and the learning environment, and they interact positively with other  children from different backgrounds. They can complete tasks or solve  simple problems, demonstrating satisfaction or delight when achieved. They demonstrate increasing self-confidence in play and activities and act with  care and consideration when working in groups.

Phase 2 (Elementary  School)

By the end of Grade 5 the students act in a positive manner towards others regardless of their social, cultural, or economic background. They are developing as self-confident learners to undertake a task or activity without direct supervision or direction.

They demonstrate originality and inventiveness in developing ideas, artefacts  or solutions to problems. They use their acquired knowledge and experience  to inform their decision-making.

Phase 3 (Middle School)

By the end of Grade 8 students take responsibility for their own learning, planning and managing their time and resources to achieve challenging targets. They can work towards goals and targets without direction or compulsion. They effectively manage others to achieve common goals,  building successful relationships with and among team members. They work effectively and respectfully with others regardless of their social, cultural, or economic background.

Phase 4 (High School)

By the end of Grade 12 students think clearly and rationally and engage in  reflective and independent thinking. They make highly effective use of their  previously acquired knowledge and skills to find solutions to problems,  solving them logically and systematically.

As leaders, they think and act strategically, communicating a shared vision of  where the group or team wants to be and ensuring that the objectives are  met. They are self-motivated, confident and are not afraid to make mistakes,  but instead learn from them.