The commitment to connecting with the good in each person and nurturing their ‘inner light’ is a central aspect of what makes a Friends’ education so special. The Quaker commitment to equality is also core to The Friends’ School and is demonstrated in the respectful relationships that develop between students and other members of the Friends’ community, including teachers, other staff members and each other.
Quakers also seek to follow a life informed by simplicity. A simple lifestyle is considered a source of strength, and it is also a timely reminder of the need for the earth’s resources to be shared more equitably and used more responsibly. At The Friends’ School, we ask our students to be mindful of living simply and consider ‘needs’ versus ‘wants’.
Meeting to sit in silence is core to Quakerism, and students and staff at Friends’ regularly sit together in silent reflection, enhancing the practice of stillness of mind and deep inward listening.