The Wellbeing curriculum is delivered throughout the school. Focussing in the Primary section on “Respect” and “Kindness”, and then developed into the Secondary section as three pillars: “Engage”, “Relate” and “Shine”. Cultural identity is a key component of the programme.
Wellbeing is delivered through formal lessons and celebration assemblies. Guest speakers and workshop opportunities further support the programme. All teachers are involved in its delivery and on-going content development.
A focus on risk taking, resilience, understanding the place of failure in the learning process and the ability to work beyond comfort zones is fundamental for students to “Engage” fully in life.
The Relate strand is concerned with Relationships. The school values of being mindful, honest, peaceful and considerate to others are all highlighted.
Shine, firstly, is a metaphor for good health and concerns choices students make to keep themselves physically well and safe. Secondly, it refers to the celebration of achievement of self and also of others.
Mindfulness at BISP is about providing students and teachers with the opportunity to develop their own self awareness. Research suggests practising Mindfulness regularly provides improvements in emotional regulation and concentration.
IB Learner Profile
As an IB school the “Learner Profile” provides a framework and an essential set of goals for the Wellbeing programme. These are interpreted through the three strands of the Wellbeing curriculum.