As an international school with a community that represents over 40 nationalities, Remembrance Day and World War Two both hold a deep significance with families. They are topics that are discussed and taught on an annual basis. And so they should be, we study history and learn about the past in order to guide and inform our future world citizens. While the concepts of freedom and liberty are also part of the curriculum, they have far-reaching and often deeper impacts on students in other areas of the school.
Consider student voice or as it is more commonly referred to now, student activism. At NAISR we provide our students with opportunities to be part of decision-making at all levels - in their classrooms, in the school community and beyond the school walls. Not only does this offer students with leadership opportunities and a sense of personal responsibility, it empowers them with the right to speak, act and think for themselves. It provides them with a degree of freedom - the very freedom they would not have had here in the Netherlands, if not for liberation.