Education is about learning skills and knowledge which will enable our students to eventually enter the world of work. Research shows that the world of work is changing at a dramatic pace and that employers are concerned with the lack of certain skills which individuals need in order to adequately perform the tasks required, both at school and university graduate level. These characteristics have been identified and been named as 21st Century Skills. At The British School Warsaw, we are continually developing ways in which 21st Century Skills can become an integral part of our student experience. The skills are outlined in the diagram above.
The 21st Century Skills are developed during lessons and through the House System and LEAP programme and are supported throughout by the High Performance Learning agenda.
This means that the students from our school are prepared for life at University and have the advantage of the rich variety of experiences available. The latest of these was the extremely successful Careers Day which has already inspired many students to actively engage in a wider range of opportunities on offer at school, and to initiate new ones. Many thanks go to our Guest Speakers and Mrs Blanchard for organizing this event.
On Thursday, the IB student Charity committee ran a film night for Secondary School students as part of their fundraising for the Hill tribe in Thailand. Funds raised from the non uniform day and the film will help pay for transport for children who have to walk several kilometers every day in order to attend school. Our students are hoping to visit the hill tribe later this year.
Monday 3 November Year 8 Parent Forum 16.15 room 101
Wednesday 5 November: Academic Review Day 09.00-17.00
Monday 10 November: Staff Training Day-the school is closed.
Tuesday 11 November: Public Holiday-school closed.
Wishing you all a very good rest during the half term holiday.
Head of Secondary School