BELIEF

At ISMILE, we believe that…

The Child…

… walks in the fear of the Lord
… is a masterpiece that is remarkably and wonderfully made
… must be nurtured
… is the constructor of his own learning
… must be heard and respected.
… learns best in a world of wonder, awe and joy
… learns best from their peers

The Environment…

… includes the indoor classroom, the outdoor classroom, and beyond
… is safe, clean, inviting and inspiring
… presents unlimited possibilities
… provokes investigation, imagination and creativity
… presents the child with magic and wonder
… engages all the senses

Time…

… is not set by the clock
… is an investment, so that learning is not interrupted and continuity is encouraged
… provides a balance between varied learning styles and opportunities

The Educator…

… is a researcher
… is an ardent life-long learner
… is an active listener
… is a nurturer who supports, affirms and inspires
… is a keen observer who facilitates learning opportunities and unlocks possibilities
… is an effective collaborator – with parents, students, other educators, and the community
… mindfully creates learning possibilities based on the research done about the children’s learning process

The Family…

… is recognized by the school as the first and most important educator of the child
… is the most important partner of the school
… engages in mutual and harmonious collaboration with the school for the benefit of all children
… and the school communicate with each other about the child’s progress

The Relationships…

… form the foundation of the school
… respect all the stakeholders in the school
… are guided by rules of engagement based on respect of one’s self, others, and the world
… are enriched by mutual learning and growing