Gerry Rafferty | Executive Principal Archinto
"I feel our unique approach to teaching and learning develops thinking skills, which not only helps students master the basics, but also broadens their capacity to ask better questions, build resilience, develop empathy and ignite their imaginations. These inbuilt soft skills will prove vital in the years ahead"
Rachel Igoe | Deputy Head ( Pastoral )
“Success in education is rarely achieved through academic diligence and ability alone. In educational research, and in my own experience, it is the combination of high quality pastoral care and support for holistic student development that ultimately promotes educational excellence. Within the St Louis community there are countless examples of outstanding teaching and learning which reflect this comprehensive approach and allow students to reach their full academic potential. It is my privilege to lead the Pastoral Team and work with the fantastic staff and students here in Archinto.”
Claire Verani | Deputy Head IGCSE Years
"In the first years of High School students are taught Approaches to Learning (AtL) skills that provide a solid foundation for learning independently and with others. Students learn how to develop their thinking and reasoning skills and at the same time their resilience to reach their full potential. At St Louis we strive to excite, inspire, support and challenge every student not only in view of the IGCSE examinations but in order to face the challenges that lie ahead, be it the IB Diploma Programme, University or every day life."
Hatty Rafferty | Deputy Head IB Years
'Teachers can open the door, but you must enter by yourself'
The IB Diploma Programme offers so much opportunity for personal growth and development to young people of all abilities and educational backgrounds. Whilst at first glance the DP may appear very challenging, it has proven to be a very accessible and enduring pathway for more than 270 St Louis High School graduates. Students are constantly encouraged and challenged to understand how much courage and humility it takes to become lifelong learners who recognise how to seek guidance and support when most in need. Our doors are indeed always open and many have made that difficult journey across the threshold, often against many odds and with great perseverance but always with a team of professionals and peers ready to catch them should they fall. Now more than ever we strive to equip our graduates with the resilience and grit they will need in the future.