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Educational Philosophy

Encouragement, motivation and support to allow all students to achieve to their personal best. An ethos and philosophy based on mutual respect and understanding.

Sanur Independent School exists to provide quality educational experiences to students in a multicultural setting. We believe the growth of young people is best achieved from a supportive viewpoint with social, emotional, physical, intellectual, aesthetic and spiritual growth underpinning this view. Whilst the aforementioned may be attended to separately on occasions, the balance of the whole is important. We believe every young person has a right to achieve at his/her highest level in all he/she attempts, and that these attempts and attainments should be highly valued and encouraged. It falls on the school to provide opportunities and creative programmes to meet the needs of students. These programmes demonstrate the uniqueness and potential of each child.

We believe each child is a unique individual with his/her own unique potential. The task facing teachers and parents is to work together to find each child's areas of excellence, talents and attributes, and support and encourage them to achieve their dreams.

In support of its approach to learning, Sanur Independent School believes that young people learn best in an environment in which they feel valued and happy. Principally, happiness and self worth are the corner stones of all growth and learning, regardless of age, and thus it demands energy from staff in areas of student self esteem and pastoral care.

Pastoral Care and Discipline:

  • It is the intention of Sanur Independent School to be known in the community for possessing a caring culture, and having staff prepared to 'go the extra mile' in providing pastoral support to students (and families).
  • High standards are expected in such areas as manners, speech, dress and appearance, behaviour in the classroom and on the sports field, respect for the property of others and in meeting responsibilities.
  • Essentially, the emphasis is on encouragement to meet these standards and on counseling the student who experiences difficulty in doing so.
  • However, if a student displays constant difficulty in meeting these expectations, further consequences will ensue.

The most effective approach to discipline within the school rests firmly on the quality of the relationship and understanding between staff and students. Mutual respect and understanding are far more effective than an endless list of school rules.