International Mindedness

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As an IB, CIS-accredited school, IGBIS uses the IB Learner Profile as our basis for character development across the K-12 programme and shares a set of global citizenship values with other outstanding schools around the world. With these values as our foundation, IGBIS believes international mindedness is the ability to appreciate and understand that although we may have different perspectives and beliefs, we can work together to make a more peaceful world. 

The IB Learner Profile is a set of 10 characteristics we aim to develop in all members of the IGBIS community. These attributes are embedded in our daily conversations and reflections with learners, as well as with all adults in our learning community; they act as our North Star for who we wish to be and include: 

  • Caring
  • Principled
  • Reflective
  • Knowledgeable
  • Risk-takers
  • Open-minded
  • Inquirers
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Balanced

As a CIS school, IGBIS is committed to actively developing global citizenship through incorporating the following aspects into our K-12 programme:

EthicsResearch about, discussion of, and action related to issues of principle personal, local, and global importance.

DiversityThe understanding of, and respect for, the similarities and differences of a range of individuals and peoples.

Global IssuesThe understanding of multiple perspectives of local and global events and issues.

CommunicationThe development of fluency in multiple languages, including mother tongues, used to communicate within and across cultures.

ServiceThe development of the understandings, skills and dispositions to serve the local and global community through engagement in meaningful service learning.

LeadershipThe acquisition and refinement of the skills of leading and following within different cultural contexts.

Sustainable LifestyleA personal commitment to a lifestyle which supports local and global sustainability displayed through example and advocacy.