The Round Square approach promotes six IDEALS of learning: Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service. These are incorporated into the curriculum throughout all member schools.
The College's membership of the Round Square network allows us to organise international student exchanges with other Round Square schools around the world.
King's College has engaged with the Duke of Edinburgh Award for many years and we regularly have a number of students reaching the pinnacle of the scheme, the gold award.
The registration is now done online. We strongly encourage all of our Year 10's to register for the bronze award, and most of them do. They can usually complete all four strands of the award through the normal Year 10 school activities.
We have a growing number of boys and girls following through with silver and then gold awards. Most of the requirements for the silver and gold awards can be done through the normal expectations we have of our senior students.
Students starting at King's in Years 11 and 12 can have all their previous award activities transferred to the College. Year 12 students might venture further afield for up to six weeks. They also have the opportunity to participate in local and international community service projects and conferences.
Tasks tackled through the community projects include building schools, classrooms and community centres; building clean water systems for remote hill-tribes or creating and maintaining trails in National Parks. Local materials are used, and teams always work with local people ensuring that they take ownership of the work once it has been completed.