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Ethos, Vision and Mission

Our vision is to nurture and empower successful global leaders through inspired learning

Mission

We aim to provide a holistic education which will enable all students to fulfil their potential, within a motivating and supportive learning environment. We are committed to developing close and respectful connections with our host country, while embracing international perspectives.

Educational Objectives

Our educational objectives are defined in terms of student Personal Learning Goals, which are central to the IPC curriculum. These challenge students to strive to become Adaptable, Collaborators, Communicators, Empathetic, Ethical, Resilient, Respectful, and Thinkers.

To apply this in practice, the goals are presented to students in child-friendly language, suited to their age. For example, comparing Year 1 with Year 6 students:

Learning GoalYear 1Year 6
AdaptableI will try different ways of doing things.I will reflect on my learning and ask questions to find out more.
CollaboratorsI will work well with others.I will take responsibility for my own contributions and offer support to others to help achieve group goals. I will develop leadership skills and methods of success.
CommunicatorsI will share my learning in different ways.I will think carefully before speaking to others and interpreting information. I will select the appropriate language for the situation, purpose and audience. I will seek clarification when I am unsure and reflect on the clarity of my messaging.
EmpatheticI will be thoughtful of others and celebrate our differences.I will support others’ learning when I am able. I will contribute to the well-being of others. I will consider others and the impact of my decisions.
EthicalI will try to make positive choices.I will strive to be selfless at all times. I will learn about moral issues within society.
ResilientI will try my best when things are challenging.I will continue to try even when things become difficult. I will show perseverance and know that success requires hard work.
RespectfulI will be mindful of others and the environment.I will continue to try even when things become difficult. I will show perseverance and know that success requires hard work.
ThinkersI will reflect on my learning and ask questions to find out more.I will consider solutions to local and global issues whilst seeking fresh perspectives. I will reflect on and develop my own strengths and weaknesses. I will extend my learning through making connections.

Core Values

Our core values below are linked to our educational objectives and the IPC personal learning goals.

Foster a love of learning

To develop the natural curiosity that children exhibit about themselves and their world, and use their curiosity to foster positive attitudes to learning. To develop each individual to his/her potential through offering a wide range of high quality experiences. To provide first-hand experiences which enable children to acquire concepts and skills which will help them to understand themselves, their culture and the world in which they live.

IPC personal learning goals:

Resilient Thinkers

Unfold inquisitive minds in order to make connections

To develop the natural curiosity that children exhibit about themselves and their world, and use their curiosity to foster positive attitudes to learning. To develop each individual to his/her potential through offering a wide range of high quality experiences.

IPC personal learning goals:

Adaptable Collaborators Communicators Resilient Thinkers

Be respectful, empathetic and inclusive

To enhance self-esteem and the ability to value each person’s own worth through a happy, caring, enriching and secure environment. To develop social awareness, group responsibility and empathy through the social context of learning. To promote a health conscious environment.

IPC personal learning goals:

Adaptable Collaborators Empathetic Ethical Respectful Thinkers

Embrace collaboration in order to achieve.

To develop social awareness, group responsibility and empathy through the social context of learning. To provide first-hand experiences which enable children to acquire concepts and skills which will help them to understand themselves, their culture and the world in which they live.

IPC personal learning goals:

Adaptable Collaborators Communicators Resilient Thinkers

Develop international mindedness.

To provide first-hand experiences which enable children to acquire concepts and skills which will help them to understand themselves, their culture and the world in which they live. To develop social awareness, group responsibility and empathy through the social context of learning.

IPC personal learning goals:

Empathetic Ethical Respectful Thinkers

Care and support for our community.

To develop social awareness, group responsibility and empathy through the social context of learning. To provide first-hand experiences which enable children to acquire concepts and skills which will help them to understand themselves, their culture and the world in which they live. To promote a health conscious environment.

IPC personal learning goals:

Collaborators Communicators Empathetic Ethical Respectful