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Developing The Internationally Minded Person

      A pivotal component of all    Inquirers                                      Open-minded
     three programmes is the IB
  Learner profile, a set of values  They develop their natural curiosity.          They understand and appreciate their
   and attributes that contribute   They acquire the skills necessary to           own cultures and personal histories,
                                    conduct inquiry and research and show          and are open to the perspectives, values
       to the development of the    independence in learning. They actively        and traditions of other individuals and
 internationally minded person.     enjoy learning and this love of learning       communities. They are accustomed to
                                    will be sustained throughout their lives.      seeking and evaluating a range of points
  Our students are taught to be                                                    of view and are willing to grow from the
inquirers, communicators, risk-     Knowledgeable                                  experience.
takers, thinkers, knowledgeable,
caring, balanced, open-minded,      They explore concepts, ideas and issues        Caring
principled and reflective and we    that have local and global significance. In
  work with parents to reinforce    so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge      They show empathy, compassion and
                                    and develop understanding across a broad       respect towards the needs and feelings of
        these attributes at home.   and balanced range of disciplines.             others. They have a personal commitment
                                                                                   to service and act to make a positive
                                    Thinkers                                       difference to the lives of others and to the
                                                                                   environment.
                                    They exercise initiative in applying
                                    thinking skills critically and creatively to   Risk-takers
                                    recognize and approach complex problems,
                                    and make reasoned, ethical decisions.          They approach unfamiliar situations and
                                                                                   uncertainty with courage and forethought
                                    Communicators                                  and have the independence of spirit to
                                                                                   explore new roles, ideas and strategies.
                                    They understand and express ideas and          They are brave and articulate in defending
                                    information confidently and creatively in      their beliefs.
                                    more than one language and in a variety
                                    of modes of communication. They work           Balanced
                                    effectively and willingly in collaboration
                                    with others.                                   They understand the importance of
                                                                                   intellectual, physical and emotional
                                    Principled                                     balance to achieve personal well-being for
                                                                                   themselves and others.
                                    They act with integrity and honesty, with a
                                    strong sense of fairness, justice and respect  Reflective
                                    for the dignity of the individual, groups
                                    and communities. They take responsibility      They give thoughtful consideration to their
                                    for their own actions and the consequences     own learning and experience. They are able
                                    that accompany them.                           to assess and understand their strengths
                                                                                   and limitations in order to support their
                                                                                   learning and personal development.

Nurturing independent critical thought and international understanding.
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