Well-being is intrinsically linked to all aspects of a student’s experience at school and beyond. It encompasses physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and social health and development, and contributes to an understanding of self, to developing and maintaining relationships with others, and to participation in an active, healthy lifestyle.
Lancers International School has adapted CASEL’s five interrelated sets of cognitive, affective and behavioral competencies. The definitions of the five competency clusters for students are:
Self Awareness: The ability to accurately recognize one’s emotions and thoughts and their influence on behavior. This includes accurately assessing one’s strengths and limitations and possessing a well-grounded sense of confidence and optimism.
Self Management: The ability to regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations. This includes managing stress, controlling impulses, motivating oneself, and setting and working towards achieving personal and academic goals.
Social Awareness: The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures, to understand social and ethical norms for behavior, and to recognize family, school, and community resources and support.
Relationship Skills: The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. This includes communicating clearly, listening actively, cooperating, resisting inappropriate social pressure, negotiating conflict constructively, and seeking and offering help when needed.
Responsible Decision-Making: The ability to make constructive and respectful choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on consideration of ethical standards, safety concerns, social norms, the realistic evaluation of consequences of various actions, and the well-being of self and others.
Pastoral care is an important aspect of our school and we take great pride in nurturing our students. We believe that our students can be more enterprising and successful in an environment which is supportive, optimistic and encouraging.
As a pioneering institution, we provide a healthy and conducive atmosphere which supports our students and enables their development of character and well-being.
We ensure that our students know that they are valued as individuals with their own unique needs, strengths and potential, which makes them more eager to engage with the world around them.
As a result, our students are intellectually competent and emotionally intelligent thinkers, who are sensitive to the needs and beliefs of others but with strong views and values of their own.
Our goal has always been to give our students a well-rounded form of education. That not only includes academic excellence or developing skills in the field of music, art, theatre and sports, but also to help our students develop emotional intelligence. The more emotionally intelligent they’ll be, the greater they’ll have the ability to empathise and care.
Lancers is a place where open communication is the norm. Our students have the space to talk about things that concern them and affect them directly or indirectly.
Though our students are taught to be independent and think for themselves, at Lancers, we set aside dedicated time to talk to our students about things that affect them on a day-to-day basis.
For instance, we often speak to our students about time management, how to find a way to deal with anger and other negative emotions, and how to deal with disagreements, among other concerns. These conversations are the basis for helping our students channel their emotions in a more positive and productive way, and for them to be prepared to handle any situation or challenge that may come their way.