Character and Leadership
Horizons: A Tutoring and Mentoring Program at Upper Canada College
Through Horizons, a unique partnership connecting Upper Canada College (UCC) with several publicly funded schools, UCC students reach out to other youth in the Toronto community – to encourage dreams, kindle ambitions, and act as mentors. Horizons provides tutoring and mentoring for students in Toronto inner-city schools. The program’s mission is to support inner-city youth, build on their strengths, and help them realize the advantages of secondary and higher education. IBSC Members may click here to view full description.
A Culture of Decision-Making at The Haverford School, USA
To make progress on a stated mission goal that all graduates have the ability "to think critically and communicate effectively," The Haverford School has introduced a school-wide focus on decision skills. Recognizing the close connection between making good choices and using effective critical thinking, we established a partnership with the Decision Education Foundation (DEF), an organization committed to teaching decision skills to young people. This is not an "add-on" program, but a whole-school integration of a plan designed for boys and adults in the community. IBSC Members may click here to view full description.
Academic Council: Student Voice in a Boys’ School
Listening to boys talk about their learning at Westlake Boys' High School, NZ
Discipline, respect and manners have always been core values at Westlake Boys High School. We knew, though, that we needed to engage boys more actively in their learning; and we knew that many of our boys – articulate, reflective, intelligent – were starting to talk to us more about what they wanted from a Westlake education. For that reason, we decided that we needed a structure to embed Student Voice within our school’s culture. Encouraged by the new Headmaster, who created an ‘Academic Council’ alongside a Music Council and a Sports Council, a group of senior students met with two key staff members to build a firm structure with some far-reaching goals. IBSC Members may click here to view full description.
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