A person with ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu (1999)
Students who attend West Island School create strength from diversity. They have a deep awareness of our similarities rather than differences and prize each other’s race, religion, ethnicity, language and culture.
Learners become multi-lingual and appreciate others culture and values through the acquisition of language in both Chinese and another european language.
Learners acquire inter-cultural understanding through the study of global contexts in Years 7-9 as part of our MYP programme. These contexts bridge all of the MYP programme: identities and relationships, orientation in space and time, personal and cultural expressions, scientific and cultural innovation, globalisation and sustainability, fairness and development
During Years 10-11, learners explore knowledge of global events in more depth as part of their iGCSE courses.
By the end of Year 13, a choice of subjects through the IB or IBCP develops learners who understand a range of global issues and who are internationally minded because they are knowledgeable, inquirers, thinkers, communicators, principled, open minded, caring, risk takers, reflective and balanced.
Our Community Action and Service programme throughout all age groups develop learner’s engagement in a variety of local, national and global issues through discussion, collaboration and action.
Graduates of West Island School build strength from diversity and create a better world.