Our Purpose is to
Promote Learning, Encourage Responsibility and Celebrate Diversity


Promote Learning:

We promote learning through an inquiry-based, international curriculum that involves differentiated teaching methodology, support services, facilities, assessment and extra curricular activities.

 Encourage Responsibility:

We encourage responsibility by creating an environment that values reliability, common sense and trustworthiness and which develops a deep sense of personal, communal and global awareness.

 Celebrate Diversity:

We celebrate diversity by valuing uniqueness, considering varied perspectives, respecting our differences and encouraging international mindedness in order to develop balanced world citizens.

Approved by the Mercedes-Benz Education Academy- December 16th 2013.


Rationale

Promote Learning:

We promote learning through an inquiry-based international curriculum that involves differentiated teaching methodology, support services, facilities, assessments and extra-curricular activities. MBIS imparts the International Baccalaureate Programme at the Primary, Middle Years and Diploma levels. Collaborative, student centered lessons and activities incorporating multiple intelligences and differentiation according to student needs are provided by teachers. Support services provide in and out of class academic support, personal counseling and college counseling. Ongoing and timely formative and summative assessments are provided to students for growth and development. We are committed to teaching and learning as a continuum that builds on the previous knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes throughout the three IB programmes. Professional development opportunities ensure that teachers are life-long learners. Field trips and out of school activities are numerous, age appropriate, learner focused and occur throughout the school year. At M BIS, learning is promoted as a guiding principle.

Encourage Responsibility:

We encourage responsibility in our community by developing, identifying and assuming accountability and becoming socially dependable citizens. Our ethos is to allow students to take responsibility for their own actions, acknowledge their shortcomings and successes; understand that it is acceptable to make mistakes and feel secure in their learning situations. We foster a climate of academic honesty with students taking the initiative for their own learning and becoming persons of integrity who are of value to others. We aim to create awareness for the well- being of those who are disadvantaged and seek ways to alleviate their societal situation. MBIS endorses an atmosphere where students resolve conflict through dialogue, share ideas and adjust their opinions to let all members of their community feel worthy of merit. Students  are urged to accept responsibility for their tasks by developing healthy study routines, meeting  assignment  deadlines, working to the best of their ability and by setting a good example  where ‘work  and  play’ are balanced.  At MBIS, responsibility is valued and does make a difference.

Celebrate Diversity:

We celebrate diversity by being an all-inclusive school; providing a holistic educational experience by supporting different types of learning styles and learning needs. MBIS encourages the acquisition of mother tongue and host country languages.  We also make provisions for students learning in a language other than mother tongue. The respect and appreciation for the beliefs and cultures of diverse ethnic groups provides security within the school community. MBIS believes that there should be no prejudice against colour, religion, nationality, gender or physical attributes.  Learners are encouraged to aspire to develop tolerance. International mindedness and global awareness are embedded within our curriculum to allow the students to develop high standards of perception on a personal, local and global level. At MBIS, diversity is viewed as a strength.

The IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring , Knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the IB works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.