At the Eastern School, we have one underlying aim which results from our school’s mission and vision statements, namely:
To provide a stable, happy, stimulating and challenging environment in an atmosphere where cultural and religious diversity permeate through all aspects of school life; where everyone is valued and encouraged to strive for the highest standards in order to fulfill their ability and potential.
To achieve this, we:
- Strive to create a caring, tolerant atmosphere which will permeate the lives of the children and stimulate their social growth in conjunction with their parents and the society;
- Create a safe and family atmosphere where all members of the school are nurtured and valued for their unique qualities so as to develop in individuals a positive attitude towards themselves with a strong sense of self-respect;
- Give learners a vision of all the positive opportunities and experiences life has to offer and to aid in equipping them with strategies for coping with life’s realities;
- Develop tolerance and empathy for others and a sense of respect for other people’s property, ideas and beliefs;
- Encourage the growth of independence, application, perseverance, self- discipline and initiative so that the children are prepared for the responsibilities of adult life;
- Offer a broad- based curriculum in order to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge, promote curiosity and enjoyment in learning, and to provide knowledge and skills to equip learners for work and leisure as active, confident and responsible members of a rapidly developing society;
- Develop aesthetic awareness through ingenuity and the ability to appreciate beauty in all its forms;
- Give avenues for the development of physical skills and an enjoyment of participation in group and team activities;
- Develop positive attitudes towards, and concern for, the environment and society;
- Foster close relationships with the local community;
- Encourage a sense of moral responsibility and self- discipline appropriate to the stage of development of each individual child.