Delta is the name we give to the top three year groups at The River School -Years 9, 10 and 11. It is the finishing years here and the students at this level set the tone in many ways for the rest of the school.
Our vision for these teenage years is distinctive. While society describes teenagers as ‘children’ until they are 18, our view is that this is incorrect and unhelpful. In a Jewish society the ‘barmitzvah’ at the start of the teenage years represent significantly and appropriately the beginning of young adulthood. At this age we believe teenagers need to be treated as more responsible. The teenage years can be extremely rewarding and exciting but we can bring confusion and alienation when we treat them inappropriately.
This view means that we have some distinct values we try to inculcate in our senior students:
- Teamwork skills
- Moral underpinning of decision-taking