We have had a fantastic start to the new academic year and it has been lovely to have had the opportunity to meet with so many of you already. I know that the children are enjoying the challenging work in their classes which they are also so keen to share. Further to the article I wrote last term, I would like to make you aware of another exciting initiative which will form an important part of our curriculum in the coming year called “Moral Education”.
The initiative was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and we are delighted to be supporting this initiative and would encourage you as parents, to ask your children throughout the year about the themes they have been studying.
The Moral Education curriculum has four main objectives to prepare students for their adult life. The first is to Build Character exploring areas such as resilience, perseverance, work ethics, critical thinking and discipline. The second is to instill an “Ethical Outlook” developing ethical values, tolerance, honesty, dignity, respect and humility. The third explores Community and students will consider ways in which they can engage members of the local community and be a part of one. The fourth will focus on Culture, both that of the UAE and also an appreciation of cultures across the world.
These objectives will be taught under a framework of Four Pillars of Teaching and Learning. They are:
- Character and Morality
- The Individual and the Community
- Civic Studies
- Cultural Studies
We are fortunate that many of the above points are clearly evident in our school and as always, we are immensely proud of all our students. The happy and respectful atmosphere that permeates all levels of our special community is one that we should all be rightly proud of and the Moral Education Framework will only further support and enhance our curriculum.
Head of Primary