MEF IS Guiding Statements

 

OUR MOTTO
Building Bridges between Countries and Cultures

MISSION
We inspire, nurture and challenge our learners to realise their unique potential.

VISION
To be an open-minded community striving for creativity, innovation and excellence.

LEARNING DEFINITION
Learning is the ongoing process of constructing new understandings of the world through experiences and interactions. It consists of making connections, reflecting, and expanding on current knowledge through motivation, curiosity, exploration, experimentation, and natural consequences resulting in change in the way we think and perform.

DEFINITION FOR INTERNATIONALISM / INTERCULTURALISM
A dynamic discourse that fosters: knowledge and respect; the search for commonalities and a celebration of differences; international mindedness and a peaceful, ethical and progressive society.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES
The MEF International School Community;

  • - promotes and cultivates global mindedness, developing an appreciation for individuals, groups, cultures and societies
  • - is empathetic, striving to understand and learn from the perspective of others
  • - uses reflective practice, striving for continuous improvement

Where learning…
  • - involves making connections, and extending the learner’s understanding that results in action and change
  • - is experiential, fun, authentic, and collaborative
  • - engages learners in critical, analytical and creative thinking

Where teaching…
  • - depends on the positive relationship between teachers and learners
  • - supports individual learners, providing challenge and rigour
  • - allows for learner voice, choice and ownership
  • - fosters curiosity, exploration and experimentation
  • - integrates technology to enhance learning
  • - is innovative and creative, informed by research concerning educational practice