"If you study to remember you will forget. But if you study to understand you will remember."
SINGAPORE SCHOOL MANILA
Have you ever wondered what the world will look like when today’s children will have grown up to adulthood? Many of today’s jobs will be made redundant by technology, and the next generation will be doing jobs/careers their parents can’t even imagine. Here at SSM, we commit to prepare our students for a rapidly-changing world.
SSM students will strive to be:
Creative- They are imaginative and are able to express their thoughts. They have the will and power to create.
Enquirers- They nurture their curiosity, developing skills for enquiry and research. They know how to learn independently and with others. They learn with enthusiasm and sustain their love of learning throughout life.
Knowledgeable- They develop and use conceptual understanding , exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. They engage with issues and ideas that have both local and global significance.
Thinkers- They use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. They exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
Communicators- They express themselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. They collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
Principled- They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice , and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. They take responsibility for their actions and their consequences.
Open-minded- They critically appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. They seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and they are willing to grow from their experience.
Caring- They show empathy, compassion and respect. They have a commitment to service and they act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around them.
Risk-takers- They approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; they work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. They are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
Balanced- They understand the importance of balancing different aspects of their lives- physical, intellectual and emotional - to achieve well-being for themselves and others. They recognise their interdependence with other people and the world which they live.
Reflective- They thoughtfully consider the world and their own ideas and experience. They work to understand their strengths and weaknesses in order to support their learning and personal development.
Responsible- They can be trusted and relied upon to follow through on their word and duties. They take ownership of their learning/work and act accordingly. They are accountable for their conduct and school property or funds entrusted to them. They are willing to explain their actions and decisions.
Resilient- They are able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult situations. They use their determination, grit and perseverance to tackle problems and cope with challenges of school/work and life.
Decisive- They are able to make choices quickly, confidently and clearly. They are secure in their knowledge and are unwilling to take things for granted. They are keen to explore and evaluate ideas and arguments in a structured, critical and analytical way.