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De Eglantier vision and mission

Chapter 2: Our Values
De Eglantier aims to provide a strong a foundation for learning  and develop each child’s full potential as they progress through the school. We also pay special attention to other areas of a child’s development in teaching creative arts, music, dance, and international-mindedness. We offer a safe, caring and stimulating environment for them to learn and grow. De Eglantier is a public school and our mission is based on the following educational vision of what a world citizen should be:  

·         independent and responsible for his/her own behaviour; 

·         equal, regardless of religious beliefs, race, profession, intelligence; 

·         community member, live and contribute in his/her community; 

·         active citizen in our multicultural  society.

We work actively to ensure that all adults and children are given every opportunity to achieve and recognize their own worth, and to play an important part in our community.

2.1 Our Vision
Since every child is unique, we take into account each child’s individual abilities. This means:  

·         Our school provides adaptive education. We challenge all students to learn at their rate. We differentiate instructional level and pace of work. 

·         We acknowledge the different ways of learning, based on the multiple intelligence theory by Gardner. 

·         Learning is the focal point at our school. We think it is important that children are challenged to question the world around them and learn more about it. We feel that learning is more than just absorbing knowledge. Knowledge should be functional. We also focus on teaching children new skills and insights. We expect and work towards high achievement from all students. We make sure that they have the opportunity to learn to the best of their ability and to raise their individual academic achievement. 

·         Our school not only pursues cognitive, emotional and social goals but also international goals. We want to teach children how to function in an international environment and take advantage of the international context at our school – e.g. contact with other languages and cultures. We strive to support children in becoming active world citizens. 

·         The lessons are divided in different themes (Units) for all subjects, except for numeracy and literacy. With this approach we want to connect how children see and understand the world around them. 

·         Relationship, independence and competence are also important concepts. Children are valued as individuals and encouraged to be confident and open-minded learners. We give them the opportunity to make independent decisions, take responsibility for their actions and cooperate with others . This is reflected in the cooperative learning activities (Kagan’s theory). 

·         Nature and culture also play an important role, at our school.  

2.2 School Climate
Children should be able to feel safe at our school. By creating a structured, quiet and accepting learning environment, we strive to maxi results.

2.3 Priorities
Our priority is to adapt the educational levels to the child’s needs by offering every  resource available at the school. This means:
The understanding of language for each child is tailored to his/her ability and special attention is given to those with advanced levels and to those requiring extra assistant. We have many years of experience integrating international children into the school. The school works with IPC (International Primary Curriculum) for Geography, History, Biology, Science and creative arts. See chapter 3.5 for more information.