Parental and Community Partnerships
SCIS is known for its setting where there is a strong feeling of connectedness and belonging. We aim to create genuine partnerships with the parents/caregivers of our students, because we value the knowledge they hold of their child and the insights they can provide to ensure successful outcomes. These partnerships are based upon love, shared expectations, values and clear, respectful communication. We actively encourage all members of our broader educational community to interact with school so as to provide meaningful learning experiences from which our children can flourish.
Knowledge and Respect of the Child
By building upon this knowledge provided by families, teachers at SCIS are able to build positive relationships with the children in their care. These constructive relationships directly instill in our young learners a strong sense connection, of belonging and importantly, security. We encourage the child’s views and voice to be heard which is why teachers are in harmony with the children’s feelings, personal attributes, and background so as to foster a strong sense of wellbeing. Thus we nurture positive self-concepts where children are receptive to learning and to work collaboratively alongside others.
Challenged and Confident Learners
Through the ongoing stimulation and growth of a sense of security and wellbeing, our students are encourage to build upon their innate curiosity to explore new possibilities with consideration and with courage. They are guided to express their ideas and emotions in constructive and innovative ways, and to form an independent approach to learning that will sustain them throughout their lives. We thrive on the challenge to awaken in our children a desire for learning, we applaud persistence, and we admire and encourage their capacity to learn from mistakes. We are confident that the children in our care have the capacity to succeed, and we seek to optimize their learning potential.
An International Perspective
SCIS works from the point of view that many of our children will live, study and work across cultures and languages in an increasingly mobile and permeable world. We prepare our children for this role by enabling them to develop an international perspective by moving their thinking beyond the local community and to explore global issues. It is important that our students become inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are willing to act beyond their own interests to make a positive influence on the future of the world that awaits them.