An empowered, innovative and agile community of learners who achieve and contribute positively within and beyond the school.
Internationalism at MBIS: As a community, we recognize and value the ways in which we define our identity and the actions that arise from that identity. We are a community of diverse beliefs, experiences and perspectives, and yet we see our role in international education within the context of global citizenship. We recognize that actions guided by principles of self-determination, humanitarianism and life-long learning are engendered by these concepts.
- Being, or learning to be, self-aware and reflective enough to appreciate that we often view the world and judge the actions of others through the lens of our own culture.
- Understanding that others may view the same events and behaviours in a very different way.
- Understanding enough about our own culture to become aware of the difference between a specific cultural perspective and a human commonality.
- Appreciating that language is an essential part of culture and that learning one goes hand in hand with learning the other.
- Being unafraid of difference, being open-minded and curious about other cultures and peoples.
- Understanding that there is often no universal truth and that what may be considered ‘right’, ‘normal’ or ‘common sense’ in one culture may not in another.
- Becoming aware that the visible differences between people of distinct cultures are just the tip of the iceberg, and that important variances in areas like beliefs, attitudes, expectations, norms and roles lie beneath the surface and are often ‘invisible’ at first glance.
Learner Profile: We develop the 10 traits of the LP in our community: