“I am healthy both physically and mentally.” The school is using all of its resources at its disposal, to create a healthy and active community. Zumba and aerobics sessions are taking place in the mornings, with hundreds of kids taking part. We have succeeded in recruiting football and basketball, junior and senior teams for both girls and boys. For the second term, we will be competing with other schools.

At One Planet we believe that each student holds enormous capacity. There is only one human race. Prejudice—whether based on race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, or social background—must be overcome if humanity is to create a peaceful and just global society.

Students practice respect and discipline. While the school should be an environment of creativity, critical thinking and joy – it must also be marked by order and discipline. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner worthy of their nobility, dignity, and potential. This means they are expected to take care of their physical selves, prepare for learning, and to be respectful to teachers and mentors as well as their peers. After counseling and reflection in collaboration with their parents, students who repeatedly compromise the safe learning environment of the school, may face expulsion.

Successful learners share certain characteristics. In our work to make all students successful learners, we seek to develop and encourage certain characteristics that have been found to be shared by those who are successful in their pursuit of learning:

  • Independence – Works independently
  • Responsibility – Accepts responsibility for own actions
  • Curiosity – Shows curiosity about subject matter; asks questions
  • Initiative – Takes initiative to do what is needed without being asked
  • Cooperation – Works, shares, and plays cooperatively
  • Risk-taking – Not afraid to make mistakes
  • Creativity – Applies creativity to work
  • Perseverance – the child learns to endure, even when work is difficult
  • Confidence – Exhibits confidence with peers and adults in addressing problems
  • Resourcefulness – Able to find answers using available resources