The importance of student wellbeing in international school life
19th Feb 2019
With the advent of global migration for work, education and improved lifestyle purposes, children must be helped to feel secure, relaxed and at ease in their learning environment if they are to do well. At AISPP, supportive relationships, robust communication, effective support systems and strong leadership are in place ensuring both staff and students feel ready to teach and to learn.
Many students feel unhappy and apprehensive when they move to a different country or school
Students that attend an international school must feel that they belong.
Very often they may have moved away from their family and established relationships causing a degree of personal stress and anxiety.
Transitioning between schools can be traumatic for anyone at any time, but particularly if children are also exposed to other factors with regard to living in a new place (or country), a different climate, and learning alongside other children that they can barely communicate with. Academic pressure can also have a bearing on student wellbeing as the feeling of pressure mounts.
AISPP recognizes these issues, and from day 1 works hard with parents, school staff and students to ensure that each transition and/or move is carefully planned and monitored, ensuring everyone involved feels at ease and happy within their new learning space and environment within a short period of time.
Great relationships are very important
Whilst a child’s environment, surroundings, class size and things like facilities do have a bearing on whether they feel content, calm and happy, great relationships count too (staff to student, student to staff, staff to staff, staff to parents etc). This is an important factor in establishing resilience, mental health and wellbeing amongst an international student community.
At AISPP the importance of positivity, respect and good attitude are introduced as part of the induction programme so that children understand what is expected of them in terms of relationships with their friends and teachers.
“Our wellbeing staff are trained to the highest standard,” said AISPP. “ They work with each and every new child to ensure they quickly settle in, feel relaxed and find their way around our wonderful, secure campus and buildings. Wellbeing is top of our agenda and something that are passionate about.”
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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