Our project for Teaching and Learning (our so-called PPGO, Dutch acronym for ‘Pedagogisch Project van het GO!) contains all of GO!’s basic principles, core values and general objectives. It is essential for students to reflect objectively and consciously about their actions and to make wise decisions. Besides education, our aim is to tutor each pupil’s entire personality. Our PPGO is the result of sound democratic management, based on insight, understanding and participation.
Education should provide each individual with opportunities to develop their talents fully, avoiding excessive standardisation. Education should be in accordance with everyone’s individual talents and skills. Special attention is given to the acquisition of an unbiased and creative view on man, nature and society. Each person is unique: that is why we want every pupil’s individual features to bloom in all educational situations. This implies, among other things, equal opportunities for pupils of equal ability.
GO! educates youngsters to become socially involved, eco-friendly and tolerant, with a broad-based interest in cultural events, both at home and abroad.
GO! is bound to a neutral and respectful attitude towards the philosophical, ideological and religious beliefs of pupils and parents. It allows students either to attend lessons in moral ethics or one of the following six religions: Roman Catholic, Islamic, Jewish, Anglican, Orthodox or Protestant religion. Instructing youngsters how to cope with this diversity gives our teaching activities added value.
Our PPGO focuses on values such as respect, tolerance, equality, openness and solidarity.