Vision and Aims

1.1 Vision

St George’s British International School is currently the highest performing international school in Italy. The main strengths of our school are that we are internationally diverse, with a strong legacy of delivering excellence in education that combines traditional academic rigour with a caring, inclusive, balanced and inspiring approach to learning. A St George’s education aims to maximise potential and prepare children for future success in a globalised world where they are happy, healthy, safe, compassionate, independent and fully prepared to make a difference in this world.

The vision of the school is to strengthen this position by:

Becoming one of the leading British International Schools in Europe with a strong and growing
international reputation for excellence and, increasingly, innovation.

1.2 Aims

The school plans to achieve this by focusing increasingly on the development of highly successful and rounded individuals. These are young people who are equipped to excel whatever the future holds but who are also unique individuals who are comfortable with their own sense of self. The school aims to achieve this by an increasing focus on what it calls the Nine Cs.

1.3 The Nine Cs

At St George’s we believe that there are nine components of success and therefore nine aims which we look to develop in all of the pupils under our care. These are: academic competency, contentment, curiosity, confidence, the willingness to embrace challenge, commitment, creativity, compassion and cultural understanding. More details on each of the Nine Cs are provided below in table 1.3.1.

Competence

Providing pupils with the necessary abilities, skills, knowledge and understanding to excel both today and in the future

Contentment

Ensuring pupils are happy, satisfied, self-aware and comfortable in their own skin

Curiosity

Providing pupils with an infectious love of learning and a strong desire to find out more

Confidence

Ensuring pupils are ambitious, self-assured and have an appreciation of their own unique abilities and qualities. Providing pupils with the confidence to work independently and to lead and collaborate with a team.

Challenge

Ensuring pupils embrace challenge, have high expectations and readily do things that are difficult and test their abilities

Commitment

Ensuring pupils are dedicated, have the right attitude and recognise that effort, process and application are more important than innate ability

Creativity

Ensuring pupils use their imaginations, think critically and develop their own original ideas

Compassion

Ensuring pupils are kind and show a concern for others and the world around them

Cultural Understanding

Providing pupils with the ability to relate effectively across cultures

Table 1.3.1: The Nine Cs