Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action–
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
Ravindra Nath Tagore
Our Core Values
Continually raise the bar
If there is one value that we wish our students to take with them into the world, it is that of compassion.
We desire our students to be always ready to lend a helping hand to those who need it. While holding individuals as being accountable, we will not judge anyone if they fail to meet our expectations, but try to understand underlying differences in perspective or circumstances. In all situations, we will strive not to hurt, intentionally or unintentionally.
Our core values underpin every aspect of our school life: curriculum, pedagogy, our activities, the assembly, our everyday actions and decisions.
“Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.” – Horace Mann
Our values are integrated into classroom lessons, and each grade has a weekly SEL period in which traits of successful learners and habits of mind and 21st century skills are taught. We use house points to reinforce positive behaviour, and house captains and role bearers are entrusted with monitoring and tracking the points.
All grades from Upper Kindergarten onwards have a service-learning project during the year to give them hands-on experience in caring for individuals, community or the environment. From 2021-2022, we will be including an Acts of Kindness week in our academic calendar to build a school-wide spirit of giving and service.
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and think critically. Intelligence plus character; that is the goal of a true education.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.