Class Teachers are responsible for the welfare of all the students in their class and have a very special bond with their students. They are always available to help students with any issue whether academic, personal or social and every child knows they have someone they can go to with a problem. They also take the lead in teaching students the values of self-discipline, fair play and respect for others on which the school is built.
In the Junior School, the What Shall I Do? programme addresses a number of personal, social, moral and health issues and helps the children to understand the difference between right and wrong. At the Senior School, there is a full programme of Personal and Social Education in which a wide range of issues that might affect students are discussed by different teachers. Annual age-appropriate sex education sessions led by a doctor begin in Junior 5 and continue throughout the Senior School.
An in-house school counselor is available for consultation for any issues that students may wish to discuss.
Giving students responsibility encourages them to act responsibly. Leadership skills are fostered by appointments as Student Leaders throughout the school. At the Junior School, a new Class Prefect is appointed each week so all children have a chance, and this significantly enhances the students' confidence. There are also House Captains, Prefects and Head Prefects selected from the senior years of both schools, as well as Junior School Sports Captains and Club Presidents and Sports Captains at the Senior School.
Our Senior School has an ongoing and dedicated programme to improve our students' leadership skills. Each year, students from Form 3 and above have the opportunity to attend Leadership Camps, designed to build their leadership and teamwork skills by challenging them in unfamiliar situations. Students go to Kitulgala and take part in a range of extreme sports and outdoor activities such as whitewater rafting, abseiling and canyoning, organised by qualified professional staff. A typical comment by a student after a trip was: 'I learnt how to speak out, how to work as part of a team, and how to respect and listen to others'.
Our teachers come from 14 different countries and bring with them teaching experience backed by tertiary qualifications from Oxford, Cambridge, Hardvard and Yale. A wonderful sense of teamwork exists in both schools with teachers working together to help get the best out of students and to share ideas about how to teach a particular lesson or get the best out of a certain pupil. This stimulates all the staff to strive for the very highest standards in all areas of school life.
Continuity is a key reason for this success. We are fortunate that the majority of both our local and expatriate staff have been at the school for a long time. This promotes consistent leadership, facilitates long-term planning and means that both teachers and senior members of staff know every student and what they are capable of. When a child establishes a rapport with a particular teacher, they can rely on that teacher being there throughout their time at the school to encourage and support them.
Our in-house training seminars succeed in keeping teachers abreast of the latest developments in the field of education. These regular workshops, which include an Induction Week at the start of each academic year, provide an ideal opportunity for teachers to learn from one another, and help to strengthen the team dynamic.
Our Junior School staff comprises a mixture of local and expatriate teachers, all of whom are experienced and qualified in their fields and passionate about educating young minds.Please click here to see who does what at the Junior School
All full-time teachers at the Senior School have university degrees in their specialised field. Their varied backgrounds mean that different teachers have experience of different teaching methods and the latest developments within different education systems. This leads to a tremendous fusion of the best practice from different countries and makes the school a wonderfully exciting place to teach and learn.Please click here to see who does what at the Senior School
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