Exploring the 3Cs at AISPP: culture, curriculum and community
17th Jan 2019
Every so often international schools need to stand back and consider whether their teaching techniques, learning opportunities, curricula, extra curricular activity programme etc are meeting the needs of their young people.
A balanced education is a key to both academic and life achievement
Schools must maintain a healthy balance between promoting things like cultural sensitivity, tolerance and respect, a broad and rich curricula, along with opportunities for community outreach, if they are to enrich the lives of their pupils and help them acquire the skills and qualifications that they need to be successful. At AISPP we call this introducing learners to the 3Cs!
Children today are unlike like those of a decade ago. Young people these days are all individuals – perhaps widely travelled, speak more than one language, are ambitious about where they might want to work in the future and what they want to do, and, of course, are constantly looking for fun. They are also technology enriched, are used to communicating in different ways, and are happy to take part in exciting learning experiences that satisfy their thirst for entertainment and adventure.
Tolerance, respect and bold thinking
Kids attending an international school like ours are well aware of diversity. They learn alongside different children that speak other languages, often from an entirely different culture that observe different traditions. In this environment, we teach respect, confidence in communication, language development and tolerance.
Through our curricula, IB Learning Framework and international approach to learning, AISPP provides lots of opportunities for kids to understand and celebrate the differences that we have.
Reaching out to the community
These activities spill out into the community. We encourage our young people to get involved with local events, invite people in to talk to our students about their work and foster relationships with figureheads from the locality. The hope is that children learn about where they live and learn, so they can feel part of it, and develop a sense of belonging.
An education at AISPP is not just about encouraging children to do their best, to work hard and to aim high, it’s also about broadening their personal horizons, teaching them to respect their local landscape, and instilling a sense of belonging that will last a lifetime.
AISPP, an Australian Co-ed IB International K-12 school (Phnom Penh), is fast becoming one of the Kingdom of Cambodia’s leading education providers. Providing a modern Australian private and independent education, its 21st Century philosophy, state-of-the-art facilities and world-class teaching standards, make it ideally placed to prepare children for the global challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
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