Junior School

International Mindedness

The Junior School aims to equip students with a well-developed cultural and global understanding of the world so that they embrace harmony and respect differences.

Developing a cross cultural understanding through learning about different countries and their beliefs, valuing the traditions of others and understanding the roles and responsibilities we have towards others and the planet, are essential elements of Ravenswood’s International Mindedness.

The aim of all International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes is for students to develop and demonstrate international-mindedness. It is a multifaceted concept that captures a way of thinking, being and acting. Internationally minded students are open to others and to the world, and are cognisant of our deep interconnectedness. (IB 2017).

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) offers opportunities to inquire into human commonalities through the transdisciplinary themes. This in turn facilitates the students to open themselves up to others and to the world. A willingness to see beyond local boundaries is also essential for intercultural understanding.

Students develop the agility and creativity to respond to new and unexpected opportunities and challenges. They begin to see things from different perspectives and engage in responsible action. They are encouraged to contribute to a better and more peaceful world.

The IB Learner Profile supports students in developing international-mindedness. Students learn to take ownership of their learning, express their ideas and opinions, and reflect on their development as a learner.

Developing and demonstrating these attributes is the basis of becoming internationally minded, active and caring community members who respect themselves, others and the world around them.