Primary focuses on community-minded values

Our life value for the month of May is ‘Community Minded’. I am sure we can all agree that this is a particularly relevant focus in an international community, especially when we celebrate such diversity in our school.

With this in mind, the Primary School will be using the theme of community and diversity to further develop their understanding of the UN Global Sustainability Goals, which we studied in Term 1. Our focus will be on equality and the reduction of inequality in our wider community.

The reduction of inequality is Goal 10 on the United Nations Sustainability Goals and is identified as key in developing a successful society on all level: Goal 10 calls for reducing inequalities in income as well as those based on age, gender, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status within a country.”

Next week (8-12 May), each class in the Primary School will devote some time to investigate what it means to live in a truly equal community and the disastrous social, economic and environmental effects of inequality.

In order to develop a mindset of equality in our students, we must ensure that we are demonstrating and modelling these values in all areas of a child’s life. With this in mind, we would like to encourage parents to talk with and ask their children to explain what they have learned about equality over the coming week. It will be a good learning experience for your child and an opportunity for parents to reinforce a valuable part of their son or daughter’s social and emotional development.

Studies show that children learn through imitation. This highlights the importance of demonstrating an equal and community minded attitude wherever possible, as teachers, and as parents or guardians.

It is these small examples of positive behaviour and values that shape our young people into responsible adults and prepare them for life in an increasingly multicultural society.

Thank you for your help and support.

For more information, please contact Kris Leverton: kleverton@bkkprep.ac.th

 

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