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Community Introduction

The community is the backbone that supports school life. HIKSVS International is a family where each cares for all and individuality is cherished. Strong relationships are built between parents, pupils and teachers creating a strong supportive foundation on which the children feel confident to learn and grow as individuals.

There are four Houses, named after castles in Kent, which encompass pupils from every year group. Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for each other; older children for younger ones. Each House is a smaller family setting within the wider School community.

Through teamwork and play, children are taught the value of friends and family and learn good manners and respect for others, which will support them throughout their life.

We believe in building a strong relationship with parents and take a holistic approach to each child’s education, ensuring their emotional, physical and intellectual needs are fully met.

Forms

Our Forms are small family units which provide a sense of belonging for the pupils within their house and indeed our wider School community. It is our intention that children will stay with their Form teacher for all of their time in School.  This enables a thorough knowledge of the child and their social and academic progress, which informs discussions with parents and, further up the School, subject teachers.

The Form Teacher has primary responsibility for pastoral care for their pupils and will see their Form every day, at the very least.  There is no doubt that the Form and Form Teacher play a crucial role in every child’s time in our School.  Not only does the structure allow us to build a holistic and comprehensive picture of each child, it provides them with a sense of place, where loyalty, friendships, forgiveness and support abound.

Houses

The House System is valuable in fostering competition in an entirely positive and productive way and helps our children to achieve in every area of School life. Many elements of School life are linked to our houses, such as academic, musical, sporting and cultural and we also include social elements of behaviour and courtesy.  The loyalty and sense of team, so evident in each of the Houses, brings out the best in our children.

Each child is placed into one of four Houses, named after famous Kentish castles: Bodiam, Hever, Leeds and Rochester. The School House system is not new, of course; it is a tried and tested way of fostering a sense of loyalty and identity and where triumphs and disasters are shared by all.  What differs at HIKSVS International is how strong the system is and how important and valued it is in the children’s minds.

Houses provide opportunities for the development of leadership and service. Regular house meetings allow Heads of Houses to encourage their members to greater efforts in all things and to focus on particular areas for improvement.

Assemblies

Assemblies are an important learning opportunity for our children and a very effective forum for providing whole-School engagement and focus. They are a medium for celebrating all kinds of achievements and for participation from the children.

Each week will normally begin with the Head’s Assembly; it is a valuable opportunity for him to speak to the community on a particular theme or issue and he will often link it to the focus for the term.  It is a good opportunity for whole-School messages to be delivered and for direction to be given.

The assembly schedule is often punctuated by performances from our young musicians, dancers and performers. Again, this could be cultural, sporting or academic; the range is very wide and all serve to enrich our children’s educational experience. Visitors, too, come from outside the School, such as a charity, or a notable speaker, and help with greater understanding of various aspects of citizenship.

Every Form in the School takes responsibility for one Form Assembly on a regular basis. These are valuable opportunities for pupils to perform and speak in front of the community on a range of subjects.

Charity

Part of educating our children is creating an informed awareness of how fortunate they are and a clear understanding of how, through their own will and effort, they can make a difference to those less fortunate than themselves.

When deciding on charities to support, a balance is sought between local, national and global to develop this understanding, and also between charities which specifically support children and those applicable to the whole community.  

社区介绍

整个学校社区是校园生活的重要支柱。华兰萨顿国际学校是一个大家庭。在这里,每个人的个性都会被关爱与尊重。家长、学生和教师之间有着坚实且密切的联系,从而产生出强大的支撑力。在此基础上,学生们才能够充满自信地学习与成长。

学校有四个学院,分别以肯特郡的四座城堡命名,囊括了每个学年的学生。我们鼓励学生彼此负责;年长的孩子对年幼的孩子负责。在学校这个大家庭里,每个学院都是一个小家庭。

通过团队合作和玩耍,孩子们可以了解到朋友和家庭的价值,学会得体的举止并尊重他人,从而对他们的生活起到指导作用。

我们坚信可以和家长建立起深厚的情感,同时对每个孩子贯彻全人教育策略,确保满足其情感、体质及智力等多方面的要求。

年级

学校的年级是学校的小型单元,为各学院及学校大家庭里的所有孩子们提供一种归属感。我们希望孩子们在学校的所有时间都能和自己的年级教师在一起,便于我们全面了解孩子以及他们在社交和学业方面的进步,进而便于家长、学校和任课老师之间进行探讨。

年级教师主要负责学生每天的生活辅导,至少负责其所在的年级。毫无疑问,年级制度和年级教师在每个孩子的学校生活中发挥了重要作用。这一结构不仅可以帮助我们建立其对每个孩子的全面了解,而且可以使他们获得地域感,因为这里充满了忠诚、友谊、宽恕及支持。

学院

学院制度在以非常积极、富有成效的方式促进学生竞争方面起到重要作用,可以帮助孩子在学校生活的各个方面取得成绩。学校生活的许多方面都和各学院息息相关,如学术、音乐、体育、文化,我们将行为及礼仪等社会要素纳入其中。忠诚和团队意识在各中表现的十分突出,可以最大程度地施展孩子们的才华。

孩子们被分在四个学院,这四个学院分别以肯特郡的四个城堡命名,即博丁安堡,海韦尔,利兹与罗契斯特。当然,学校的学院制度并不是一项新制度;这是一个经过尝试及实践检验的培养忠诚感及认同感的方式,在这里,所有成员分享成功,共同承担不幸。华兰萨顿国际学校的不同之处就在于该制度的强大程度及其在孩子心目中的重要位置。

学院为孩子们提供了培养领导力与服务能力的机会。在日常召开的学院会议上,院长鼓励成员更加努力地处理所有事情,关注需要改进的特定方面。

大会

学校大会为孩子们提供了许多重要的学习机会,还为促使学生参与及关注整个学校提供了非常有效的平台。学校大会是庆祝孩子们取得的各种成绩及促进孩子参与的重要媒介。

每周,学校正式召开校长大会。在大会上,校长有机会针对特定主题或问题向全校师生讲话,通常联系当前学期的重点,从而提供全校信息,指明学校发展的方向。

大会休息期间,会有我们年轻的音乐家、舞蹈家和演奏家登台表演。可以是文化、体育或学术方面的;范围非常广泛,目的就是丰富学生的学习体验。同时,来自校外的一些客人,如慈善组织或知名演讲者可以帮助学生更加深入地了解作为公民身份的各个方面。

学校的每个年级都负责定期举办该年级的大会。这是学生在全校师生面前针对各种主题进行表演和演讲的宝贵机会。

慈善

让学生了解他们的幸运之处,同时清晰认识到借助他们的心愿和努力可以改变那些没有他们幸运的孩子们的生活正是教书育人的重要组成部分。  在做出慈善决定时,要平衡当地、国家及全球对慈善的理解,同时平衡特别针对儿童的慈善机构及适用于整个社会的慈善机构。