At Chadwick International, we recognize the importance of ensuring that our students understand their role as global citizens and we provide them with opportunities to live in accordance with this responsibility.
In 2014, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), recognizing that education in the 21st century must prepare students for the realities of living in an increasingly more globalized, word, published the “Global Citizenship Education – Preparing learners for the challenges of the twenty-first century” handbook.
In line with the United Nations commitment to educating for a sustainable future, Chadwick is a Round Square member school (www.roundsquare.org). Each member school of this worldwide association of 140 independent schools on five continents is committed to ensuring that every student’s education provides an understanding of six IDEALS - Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service.
A powerful force in promoting international understanding is learning to understand the perspectives of other cultures. Through their student exchange programs, Round Square schools teach students to see themselves as global citizens who look beyond gender, class, race, nationality, and culture to understand our differences as well as our shared human nature.
Students are presented with a wide range of opportunities, both within and beyond the formal curriculum, to actively engage with these IDEALS, such as:
•Model United Nations and Global Issues Network in-school clubs and conference attendance
•Round Square regional and international conference attendance
•Exchange programs with Chadwick School in Palos Verdes
•Student Council opportunities across all grade levels
•A Students of Sustainability club
•Compulsory Grade level Outdoor Education experiences ranging from four to 12 days for student in Grades 6 through 12
•The opportunity to create student initiated and led clubs and events- which have included Key Club, Students Vision for Children, Interact and many more.
•Grade level service days
•Weekly service learning involvement in local children’s homes, community centers, aged care facilities and the like.
Our students develop the skills and capabilities to actively and meaningfully contribute to the world in which they live.