Round Square is an international network of 200 like-minded schools in 50 countries that connect and collaborate to offer world-class programmes and experiences that develop global competence, character and confidence in our students. The Round Square network of schools support and promote a particular approach to education that is values based. At its heart, values-based education deals with qualities and attitudes, with personality and strength of character.
Round Square member schools are underpinned by twelve Discoveries that students explore on their learning journey: inquisitiveness, tenacity, courage, compassion, inventiveness, ability to solve problems, self-awareness, a sense of responsibility, appreciation of diversity, commitment to sustainability, communication and team-working skills.
These discoveries capture and describe the attitudes, skills and values developed and explored by students at RBIS as they engage with their learning. The twelve Discoveries are being integrated into our school through both the formal and informal curriculum. They are used to create house projects and competitions, and form the structure for a wide variety of reflection activities in assemblies and in PSHE.
This year we will be devising new subject-specific projects for our students to collaborate on which integrate the Round Square framework, along with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, so that we continue to instil within our students a truly global outlook.