Producing exceptional global citizens
AN international education provides students with diversity. Students experience diversity through a multitude of aspects, namely intellectual development, social experiences, emotional experiences and cultural diversity.
By experiencing diversity in all of these areas and being immersed in a diverse setting, students tend to find the initiative to start developing themselves and be a part of their own global network.
The vision of Excelsior International School (EIS) is to be the premier provider of highquality care and education to the international community, which means being the school of choice for students to experience a holistic and balanced education that would position them well to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
“We aim to stimulate a passion for lifelong learning, independent and higher-level thinking and responsible global citizenship.
“We also aim to inculcate sound universal moral values, appreciation for cultural diversity, and an active concern for the community and the environment,” says Ben Marsh, principal of EIS.
According to him, the school plans to achieve this by providing a holistic, challenging and supportive learning environment, giving each student opportunities to continually develop as lifelong learners, and preparing them to play an active and responsible role as global citizens in a multicultural world.
These values are important to the school because it wants to play its part in creating a better, sustainable and peaceful world not only for the students but for all living beings.
EIS considers succeeding in encouraging its students to contribute to a multicultural world a sound achievement.
Its students set themselves apart by taking action and showing compassion for the world through their service learning projects, which are aimed at helping those less fortunate in local communities as well as those around the world.
The school recognises that the world needs compassionate global citizens who are willing to work towards making the world a better place.
In addition, EIS wants students to be motivated and passionate about improving themselves. To do this, EIS equips them with ways and means to be lifelong learners.
With myriad advances in the world of communication and technology, EIS considers every option it may adopt in educating its students.
Marsh explains that EIS recognises the need for students to be informed and aware about aspects of technology that we may not give a second thought to, such as ethical considerations.
“Communication is an identified 21st century skill and all students need guidance and practice in the use of technology to be able to communicate their learning both appropriately and accurately,” explains Marsh.
“When introducing new technology, we ask ourselves the question of how can this improve our students’ learning and how will this technology support our learning environment in preparing students to be active and responsible global citizens.
“By using this filter for technology and all our educational tools, we ensure that the resources we utilise support our students.”
In line with its philosophy in contributing to the sustainability of the environment, the EIS campus is designed to maximise natural light and air circulation while minimising energy use.
It also features important facilities to encourage and cultivate students’ talents in its areas of focus.
Marsh adds, “As one of the key pillars of excellence, the auditorium provides an excellent venue to showcase our students’ various performing and visual arts projects.
“Equipped with the latest audio and lighting systems, the auditorium has a capacity of 527 seats and is also used for school events, performances and ceremonies.
“Similarly, all classrooms are equipped with computers, projectors, speakers and visualisers for more effective teaching and learning, as well as science and computer laboratories. The school is fully Wi-Fi enabled and is connected to the Internet via high-speed broadband fibre optics.”
EIS strives to create a harmonious extended community that includes students’ parents and guardians as well as a wide array of sporting and recreational facilities within its compound. The facilities available include:
Olympic-sized (50m) swimming pool
25m swimming pool Tennis courts
400m running track Indoor sports hall Full-sized artificial turf soccer field
EIS offers a variety of unique features that sets it apart from other educational institutions in the world as well as serves to add value to students’ holistic education process.
These features involve all aspects of a student’s learning needs in the crucial formative years. The following are some unique features that EIS offers:
A broad and balanced range of knowledge domains including languages, humanities, sciences and technology, mathematics and the arts
Strong emphasis on language acquisition and development
An environment that encourages and develops physical robustness, enhances creative and expressive capabilities as well as shapes students’ personal, cultural and social identity
Lessons that involve students’ engagement in community services where they can develop a strong sense of civic responsibility and consequently play an active role in bettering the lives of them
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Excelsior International School equips students with ways and means to be lifelong learners.
Excelsior International School offers a wide array of facilities for an environment conducive to learning.