Our International School’s purpose is to create an environment where each and every student is inspired to grow and develop.
Our school adjacent to Fancourt in George, was founded on the concept of Arete. Arete (Greek: ἀρετή) is a concept in ancient Greek thought that, in its most basic sense, refers to "excellence" of any kind. Arete is frequently associated with bravery, but more often with living up to one's full potential.
Whilst academic excellence is an important part of what we do, academic performance alone is a very poor indicator for success in life. We therefore focus on developing the strengths of each individual, creating unique pathways for each learner.
The following forms the basis of our offering:
The Cambridge curriculum - This international curriculum is widely regarded as the best in the world. Taught in 160 countries and in over 10 000 schools it is an Internationally recognized secondary education qualification. Most importantly it is extremely flexible, in that it has many different ways for our students to Matriculate with exemption. Which means we can personalise the academic standard of education for every student.
Mentoring - In the modern world formal academic qualifications are not key differentiators in the way they once were. Additional skills and abilities are now required. One of the most important is the ability to adapt to change. It is likely that due to technological disruption our world may change rapidly so those that can adapt most effectively will thrive. Helping our teenagers to develop these capabilities is one of our priorities.
Coaching - Setting goals and achieving them are, in our view, essential skills for teenagers to develop. We believe that the feelings and sensations of achievement are necessary for teenagers to experience during this formative stage of their life. Therefore we coach and facilitate them to plan and set goals.
The state or fact of being responsible, answerable, or accountable for something within one's power, control, or management.
The ability you have to control and motivate yourself, stay on track and do what is right.
Knowing how to cope in spite of setbacks, barriers or limited resources. Resilience is a measure of how much you want something and how much you are willing and able, to overcome obstacles to get it.
"In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work - brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment"
- Carol Dweck