Philosophical statement

Introduction

Our philosophical statement is the declaration of our guiding principles about the purpose of our education. It is based on the vision and mission of the school, as well as the goals, the motto, the core values, religious standing and our educational philosophy statement. These are as follows:

 

School Vision

Become the preferred educational institution for both parents and pupils for EYFS, primary, secondary, and upper secondary education in Baku.

 

School Mission

To offer our students the best possible intellectual, social, physical and emotional education within a multicultural and bilingual environment, where we dare to use innovative methodologies with varied instruction that allows for individual differences and learning styles, in which the students are encouraged to meet academic challenges with openness, enthusiasm, and a willingness to solve problems.

 

School Goals

  • Provide a leadership that encourages the development of committed, competent and caring educators
  • Provide a challenging academic program that meets the different needs of our pupils
  • Develop a close partnership with parents and the community
  • To develop the following qualities in our pupils:
    1. A desire to explore, learn, and think creatively
    2. Appreciation of other cultures
    3. Loyalty and commitment to the school, staff, fellow pupils, and the community
    4. Ability to co-operate and work with others
    5. Habits for healthy living
    6. Self-responsibility and a positive self-esteem
    7. Determination to overcome challenges
    8. Social skills and emotional intelligence

School Motto

Explore. Achieve.

 

Core Values

Our core values are our central beliefs which are understood and shared by every member of the organization, and guide the actions of everyone in the school. Our core values, which we call PRECISE, are based on building quality lives and strong communities through:

  1. Perseverance
  2. Respect
  3. Engagement
  4. Compassion
  5. Integrity
  6. Self-Esteem
  7. Excellence

 

Perseverance. We will:

  • Develop a strong work-ethic, where we do our best, work to the highest level and co-operate with others for mutual benefit
  • Be diligent and adhere to continuous effort
  • Never give up
  • Be punctual in order to be on time for attendance and tasks

 

Respect. We will:

  • Believe in the inherent dignity and equality of all people
  • Celebrate individuality and value and appreciate diversity
  • Honour self and others through words and actions
  • Be humble

 

Engagement. We will:

  • Take ownership of our behaviour as individuals, and responsibility for our actions
  • Have the courage to think and act independently
  • Demonstrate problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Be reliable and trustworthy


Compassion. We will:

  • Understand the circumstances and viewpoints of others
  • Develop the capacity to forgive others and ourselves
  • Celebrate the contributions of others
  • Promote a peaceful, caring and safe community

 

Integrity. We will:

  • Stand up for what we believe
  • Be honest with ourselves and others
  • Demonstrate fairness in our judgments and actions
  • Fulfil commitments and promises

 

Self-Esteem. We will:

  • Be proud of, and believe in, ourselves and in the achievement of our potential, and pursue individual interests in a manner which broadens horizons
  • Have respect for physical, mental and fiscal health and actively maintain fitness in these areas
  • Develop confidence through participation
  • Consider our own strengths

 

Excellence. We will:

  • Be proud of personal achievement
  • Produce work of the highest quality
  • Be creative, productive and exhibit an entrepreneurial spirit and inventiveness
  • Set high standards and personal goals for improvement

 

Religious standing

Our school is a secular school. We are neutral on the question of religion, which to us means that;

  • We do not pertain to, or connect with, a specific religion
  • We are open to the adherents of any philosophy, religion, or faith
  • We are mainly concerned with non-religious subjects
  • As a school, we will not promote any particular religious practice, denomination or sect, nor will our employees

 

Our approach as a secular school is to teach children in a neutral, objective way about the different beliefs that different people have about gods, and leave it up to parents and churches to teach specific religious beliefs outside of school hours.