SCLS has always prioritized respecting each child's needs and encouraging students to learn and reach their full potential. SCLS's school motto is “Foster excellence in yourself and others, and build a better world." The core value of the International Elementary School, PRIDE, is a great extension and realization of this. All teaching and learning activities at the IDPS are centered around PRIDE. Each student is expected to show pride in all parts of the school, not only in the hallways and classrooms but especially when they are playing and enjoying themselves outside.
What's PRIDE ?
While we are busy learning, we like to sprinkle in fun events for the students that revolve around the PRIDE core values, allowing children to be creative and share their creativity.
Crazy Hat Day
Like Crazy Hat Day, this is a day where students can pick or make funny and silly hats, bring them in and show each other. It is always a lot of fun.
For example, on Twin Friday, twin with your best friend or any friend.
And, of course, Halloween! Halloween is a favorite event for many teachers and students. This year we had activities spread all over the school. There were games in the gym for grades 3 to 5; plays in and around their building for grades 1 to 2; and trick-or-treating across the school.
Besides offering a large variety of books for the students, we also have our library trivia quiz to test students’ knowledge of various books. Each class puts together a team for this friendly competition.
At the same time, DEAR is also a fun activity. It stands for drop everything and read students will stop and read wherever they are, making this an amusing way to show students that you can read anywhere.
Finally, the winners were announced at our Pride assembly. We encourage all the students to participate. Here is a look at some of our winners. Those who did not win will still get to see their bookmarks on posters around the school.
Madame Soong Ching Ling said,“Give Children The Most Valuable Things.” we teach students to show pride to guide them to be critical thinkers as well as tolerant, respectful, curious, and responsible citizens of China and the more fantastic world.