Vision and Mission
Our vision for the School is a short but aspirational statement of what we aim to achieve at JPGS. This is stated below;
JPGS is a diverse community dedicated to educating brave, innovative and confident children to their highest academic and creative potential.
The core business of any School is learning. The School has agreed on the following definition of learning, which should be at the heart of all that we do and aspire to be.
The acquisition, retention and application of knowledge and skills through explanation, experimentation or experience which leads to a transformation of thinking, increased capability and behavioural change in the future.
Our Mission statement provides more detail of what we must aspire to in the short to medium term in order to bring about the achievement of our vision. This is stated below.
Education is not the process of filling an empty vessel, but lighting a fire in the hearts and minds of the young with whom we are privileged to work. As a community, we are dedicated to providing children with the very best that British international education has to offer. We wish to stand proud as a beacon of academic excellence; but also a community where pupils also learn the lessons of lasting impact and true worth: self-discipline, integrity of character, care for others, and a sense of values. We encourage the fullest development of each individual’s personality and talents.
A child’s time at school must be a period of growth for each individual to explore their mind’s full potential. This cannot be done by taking the conventional path at all times, but requires us to foster a culture of embracing rather than avoiding risk. We not only foster intellectual development, but focus equally on establishing a strong sense of community, moral character and self-confidence. We place a strong emphasis on cultural, creative and sporting activity alongside a first-class academic curriculum.
JPGS brings children together from many nations to learn and grow together, and as such, tolerance and respect is required to be shown towards both our host culture and society, and all members our community. Each individual must accept responsibility for his own or her own actions and must relate to others with sensitivity. All members of our community must be able to expect to live and work in a safe and secure environment.
The School must act in open and honest partnership with families. Effective communication, tolerance and mutual respect are at the heart of this. These elements combine to provide our pupils with the knowledge and skills to thrive in a globally mobile, competitive world. We aim to see all our students confident to take their rightful place amongst the best and the brightest, able to work at any level in any part of the world.
The core principles are simple philosophical points which all colleagues are required to apply to their role, tasks and conduct around the School. Keeping these principles in mind in terms of our pedagogy, behaviour and expectations on a daily basis helps us work cohesively to implement the vision and mission.
- Academic Excellence
- Curiosity and Innovation
- Cultural Dexterity
- Collaboration and Communication
- Mutual Respect
- Security, safety and happiness
These statements are in effect what supports the vision, shapes the culture and reflects our values.