In these uncertain times, it is critical that as a community we reflect on the influences of world events.
As an Intentionally International school, it is more important than ever to identify the big issues that are affecting our students, including addressing injustices, environmental catastrophes, and hate speech.
As a beacon of education, we know that we must, as a school community, actively address injustice and inequality, both philosophically and through explicit teaching, and we are committed to open dialogue with our students, parents, and staff, to better educate ourselves and each other, and make a positive impact on our communities.
We have an explicit and deliberate charter that focuses on:
ASB educators and staff recognize the value of having a diverse and inclusive school community and work to ensure that all members of the community are seen, heard, and valued. Our faculty are engaged in ongoing Professional Development and Training to better understand and build on the strengths of belonging to a multicultural, diverse and inclusive community. The training focuses on further developing empathy & resilience in the face of challenges, and helps to build confidence in our faculty’s skills to adapt to an ever-changing world. This work directly leads to building the same skills in our students.
Importantly, in 2021 we are integrating the Social Justice Standards into our curriculum outcomes. These standards are critical for ensuring we develop and foster a more equitable and just school across all divisions and areas of school life.
Rights and Responsibilities
Supporting our commitment to social justice, ASB has a set of explicit expectations outlined in our community ‘Rights and Responsibilities’. These expectations help all members be successful, protect their rights, foster mutual trust and respect, and create a positive and safe environment where ASB students can maximize their learning. These expectations are built on the foundation of our community Core Values.
Our community has the right to:
- Be free from discrimination based upon race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation.
- Expression and opinion
- A safe environment
- A meaningful education
Responsibilities acknowledge that we all have the same rights. When we are responsible, we respect the rights of others, and we contribute positively to the continuous improvement of our learning community.
Our community is expected to:
- Be Safe
- Be Respectful
- Be Honest
- Be Kind