What Makes Como Special?

The Como Experience

Como builds promising futures for our students through providing an excellent education and a rich range of curricula and extra-curricular opportunities.

Central to the students’ experience at Como is a school culture that promotes learning. The school is driven by the deep belief that every student is capable of successful learning and that it is the responsibility of every teacher to ensure that all students progress.

What makes Como special?

An important part of social learning at Como is what we call ‘The Como Way’.

This can be defined as the way the members of the school community choose to interact with each other and with the wider community. It’s about how we treat each other and the conscious decisions we make.

Our aim is to build a strong, self-regulating school community that is supportive and caring.

A key component of this is building a school where the students themselves send out the strong message that inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated. That’s why we aim to shape students who are proactive in ensuring a safe and caring environment.

The values underpinning The Como Way are:

  • Care
  • Effort
  • Integrity
  • Ambition

Care means that we are mindful of the impact of our behaviour. We look after ourselves, each other and the environment.

Integrity is doing the right thing and rejecting behaviour that hurts, isolates or divides. In the face of peer pressure, maintaining integrity and being true to yourself can be difficult for teenagers.

Effort is about striving to make progress in everything we do and being individually and collectively accountable for our learning. Effort means that we overcome setbacks and are determined to succeed. We recognize and accept that mistakes and wrong turns are a part of life, but we learn from our mistakes and become better and stronger as a result.

Ambition refers to setting challenging goals for ourselves and effectively using our time, energy and resources to meet those goals.

Developing solid values is vitally important in adolescence. It is a time of significant physical, social and emotional changes. Relationships are also changing. Your child is forming an independent identity and learning to be an adult – a process which inevitably involves testing boundaries, taking risks and developing new relationships. A strong set of values helps adolescents make the best choices they can and develop resilience in what can be a tough world.

At Como, we are constantly working on the school’s climate and culture – because we have to adapt to the changes in society.

By continuously adapting, fostering strong young people and building a comprehensive ethical compass, Como can be rightly proud of its reputation for friendly, polite and helpful students.