Our children are entering a world that is undergoing unprecedented change. Advances in technology, communication, travel, patterns of globalised trade and the way in which information is stored and accessed have meant that our children will likely live their lives in a truly interconnected and globalised world. This will bring with it many new opportunities, but it will also present them with many new challenges. The world around us is changing, and we at NCBIS believe that the way in which we educate children must change with it.
This change does not mean that we abandon traditional values of hard work, integrity and academic rigour. We continue to place a strong emphasis on the importance of the core competencies of reading, writing and mathematics. But what we seek to do in our educational provision is develop young people so that they become more internationally minded, with a greater awareness of their place and role in the world around us.
We seek to provide each child with a broad, challenging and yet interesting curriculum. Talents, whether they be academic, sporting or in the visual and performing arts should be discovered and nurtured. Social skills need to be developed so that all students learn to interact with understanding and tolerance with a wide range of people, reflecting the international nature of our school community.