We raise educational standards through the pursuit of ethics based on core values. Through our personal commitment to these values, we create an environment in which all can achieve their full potential. Our values are at the heart of school life, and they also extend to the world outside the school.
The skills children acquire in school help them to study better, improve their behavior and overall wellbeing.
School ethics are based on the core needs of children:
to feel loved
to feel safe and clearly understand what is expected of them
to understand that they are valued
to learn to form relationships with others
to develop self-awareness and learn about the world around
to be engaged in creativity, studying the external world and plunging into the inner
to be fully involved in the learning process
Our teachers consider these needs and try to be as consistent as possible in their own behavior and expectations from children.
All our employees:
appreciate all children
are patient and listen carefully
emphasize positive student behavior and encourage it
help students solve difficult problems as they arise
condemn bad behavior, but in no case the child himself
support each other
have a good sense of humor
liaise with parents to ensure that they understand and share school values
At Heritage International School, we focus on the Growth Mindset approach. We teach to consider obstacles as new opportunities and failures as rewarding experiences.
Academic success comes from the daily work and dedication of students, not natural genius. It helps students understand that success depends on their own efforts, and as for intelligence, it can be developed.
Understanding the material is more important than the opinion of classmates and the fear of getting bad at the lesson. Students value their work and the successes of their friends because it inspires them to new achievements.
Heritage School students are not afraid to ask questions when they do not understand something at the lesson. Teachers are happy to explain the material and help them.
The Growth Mindset approach creates a solid foundation for good learning. We show students that everyone has intellectual capacity. This brings us closer to the main goal of the Heritage School – raising healthy and successful young people.
In organizing school life, we rely on the system of houses. Houses are teams that are the focus of school life in many ways; academic, social, sports and leadership.
There are 4 houses at Heritage school: Aquarius, Leo, Libra and Taurus.
They are named after the constellations. Students are assigned to houses and earn daily points for their teams, demonstrating commitment to school values during classes, breaks, on the sports field and even outside of school. Rewards for success gets the entire House. The House with the biggest amount of points is awarded weekly, and at the end of the year. The House Cup is awarded to the winners overall. Thus, we motivate children in their actions to focus not on personal gain, but on self-respect and recognition from their peers.
The Heritage School team prioritizes the well-being, health and safety of students. We are committed to ensuring that students are protected from all forms of bullying, abuse, discrimination or harassment. We help them build trusting relationships with adults and friendships with peers.
At Heritage School we:
create and support a safe community of schoolchildren, where they are encouraged to speak and are always heard;
maintain an atmosphere of trust: all students know that there is an adult in the school to whom they can turn if something worries them or they experience difficulties;
tell children about universal human values and skills to ensure their own safety.
The school's strategy sets out our commitment to improving the well-being of all people in the school community. We are committed to ensuring that students and staff at Heritage work, learn and play in a safe environment.
By talking about universal human values, we instill in children an awareness of environmental responsibility from an early age. We teach students that by doing simple things, they can already contribute to solving environmental problems, for example by saving paper or minimizing food waste.
The Cambridge Global Perspectives Curriculum helps to better assimilate this knowledge: in the classroom, children work on projects that affect our daily lives. In addition, the school collaborates with partners in the UK, such as the charity Eco-Schools, which is the largest education project in the field of sustainable development.
We diversify school life by offering children additional sports, music, and creativity classes. The cost of training includes additional classes, which are conducted by our teachers in English 3 times a week. Students attend music clubs, football classes, children's yoga, developing gymnastics, board games. Every six months, the list of classes changes, and students get the opportunity to choose new sections.
We also offer paid additional classes, for example, mini-tennis, chess, ceramics, piano, acting. They are held by invited experts on the territory of the school after the lessons. Several times a year we hold school concerts, indoor and outdoor tournaments and competitions where students can demonstrate their talent.
We actively encourage the students’ participation in the development of the school. Heritage School has a school board - a council of children who speak on behalf of their peers and meet regularly with teachers and school leaders. Students get the opportunity to express their opinion and make sure that Heritage listens to it. Members of the Council are elected by voting among the students.