At the Heidelberg Tankturm, our Grade 11 students participated in a social-emotional counselling workshop facilitated by Susie March. The workshop allowed the large class to explore equality for persons; over a spectrum of gender, sexual orientation, race and with a disability.
They explored what can negatively affect inclusion by defining stereotypes and their origins coupled with the kinds of damage prejudices can cause across culture and experience. With this foundation, the class worked together to construct a healthy, trusting relationship between two persons. Then the groups discussed principles that sustain intimate relationships and allow deeper connections to thrive. This gave us a strong, useful foundation in order to better see some of the unhealthy signs that can lead to discord, abuse and imbalance.
So what truly make our current and future relationships healthy?
Trust, communication, mutual appreciation and a loving awareness of the needs of our partners and friends.
Thank you future H.I.S. Class of 2023 for a lovely morning of discussion.
We are depending more and more on digital media in many parts of society. We explore and create and also learn new ways to connect and communicate with people all over the world.
Students are growing up with the power of this digital media and technology and although it empowers young people and gives them opportunities, it also has its own challenges and dilemmas. Therefore we seek to increase our students’ awareness of online safety, cyberbullying, privacy, hate speech, misinformation, and digital distraction.
By the incorporation of digital citizenship in our curriculum, and its use and support within our local community, we aim to create a positive school culture that helps safeguard our students while they use media and technology.
Reflection is an important part of the IB experience. MYP students were challenged recently to discover what they are grateful for despite such an unbelievable year.
Every blossom of our gratitude tree (in the window above our front door) contains a grateful moment. We are now grateful and look forward to a much needed break.
The attached article shared by a H.I.S. parent reminds us that our students need to play this summer, recover mentally and embrace a possible future with many more of the aspects of the life we cherish.
text & gratitude tree design: LF