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Mission, Vision and Values

OUR VISION

Courage to empower
Passion to inspire
Together shaping our future

OUR MISSION

A diverse community of learners, committed to fostering compassionate, confident and socially responsible individuals who thrive in the world.

OUR VALUES

  • A strong community is built on inclusion, participation, communication, kindness and mutual respect.
  • Student voice is integral to our school culture.
  • A commitment to continual improvement for all members of the community is paramount.
  • Learning is a social and emotional process that is authentic, differentiated and fosters international mindedness.
  • Learning cognitive, creative, physical, social and emotional skills are fundamental for a balanced learning experience.
  • Learning thrives when positive, respectful relationships exist in an inclusive environment.
  • Sustainable thinking is critical to decision making and actions.
  • Integrity, empathy, and trust are fundamental.
  • Respect for ourselves and others, our environment, and our cultural contexts guides our thoughts, actions and relationships.
  • The courage to stand by our principles, face adversity, take risks, make mistakes is essential for growth.

OUR PARAMETERS

  • Deliver the International Baccalaureate PYP, MYP and Diploma programmes and maintain international accreditation.
  • Recruit and develop qualified and inspiring staff that embrace the values, mission and vision of LIS.
  • Maintain the international identity of the school while respecting Angolan culture.
  • Have English as the language of instruction while celebrating mother languages.
  • Not tolerate behavior that is detrimental to the health, safety, integrity, or dignity of any individual or the school.
  • Ensure that enrollment, resources and capacity are aligned, sustainable and balanced with our community’s needs.
  • Deliver a sound financial plan to ensure sustainability.
  • Ensure transparency through regular communication to support the engagement of all community members.
  • Maintain an inclusive strategic plan with a systematic process of reflection and feedback.
  • Learning cognitive, creative, physical, social and emotional skills are fundamental for a balanced learning experience.
    Learning cognitive, creative, physical, social and emotional skills are fundamental for a balanced learning experience.
    Every week ELC teachers take it in turns to plan for outdoor provocations with different purposes in mind, in order to elicit thinking and the development of particular skills. Ms. Che’te placed floats with varied shapes and colours for the children to play with and interestingly the children organised them into trampolines. Children experimented with different motions such as hopping, jumping and skipping from one float to the other. While some students made connections between how the floats felt (i.e. ‘it’s wobbly’; EAL learners were seen squatting and uttering ‘rabbit’ to express their experience and understanding) other students made links to the colours and shapes of the floats (i.e. ‘they look like rainbows’ or ‘they are triangles’). All in all, this provocation promoted the development of students’ self-management skills such as gross-motor and spatial awareness – invaluable skills for the growth and development of our students in early childhood.
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