Dear Parents and Students
We are in the process of consolidating all of the feedback we have received from the community regarding our values as an international school that embraces our local community and the attributes that we want our students to develop. It is reassuring to read that a lot of the comments relate to what is commonly referred to as twenty-first century learning. As we are seventeen years into this century, the term is becoming dated, however, the key elements are important for where we are heading as a school. Some of these essential skills include:
- Problem solving
- Analytic thinking
- Ethics, action, and accountability
Our teachers develop these skills in our students in all subjects. It is worth noting the nature of the inquiry-based learning that occurs through the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), which lends itself nicely to students being prepared to take on the ever-changing world that they will face as adults.
As you will read in Mr Jones’s article, we have undergone further training in IPC via a webinar last week. In addition to this, we are also developing our Information and Communication Technology (ICT) curriculum this academic year. We also have a new Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum, which we are incorporating into our programmes of study, as this will help to ensure our students are both academically successful and true internationally minded citizens.