GEMS Core Values
Learn. Aspire. Be.
Even though GEMS schools consistently attain high standards of academic achievement, proven by external examination results well above the national average, we know that providing what children need to become exceptional adults requires more than just academics.
GEMS schools embrace a philosophy of preparing the students for the world and the challenges of the future. GEMS unique perspective to education provides opportunities for students to develop to their full potential.
A kaleidoscope of extra-curricular activities, community involvement programmes and school events support GEMS education programmes. Exploration, innovative problem solving, independent expression and decision making are actively encouraged. As a result students become informed, confident and active learners with a strong sense of self.
Four cornerstones form the foundation of our educational programmes. These Core Values are unique to GEMS, and are part of the planned curriculum, woven into the very fabric of school life from as early as Kindergarten.
Empowering Students with a Global and Local Perspective
Students in GEMS managed schools learn about the world and the people in it from an early age, developing an awareness of different cultures and countries. By exploring the world, they become more socially, culturally, economically and environmentally aware, which better prepares them to adopt a global perspective and make a difference in the global community.
Accepting that We are All Different, Recognising that We are All the Same
Our Universal Values Programme helps students develop the values, principles and ethics that are respected, admired and accepted in all cultures around the world. Students are taught healthy social attitudes and a spirit of humanity, providing the ethical foundations and social skills to guide them through life.
A variety of activities and experiences based on the understanding of universal values teach students to make positive contributions to others, their schools and the community.
Developing Each Student’s Individuality and Discovering Their Potential
Our educational programmes encourage students to explore and question, to seek solutions, make informed decisions and solve problems, to demonstrate tenacity and to express themselves confidently.
GEMS aims to develop each student’s own individual potential for leadership, either as a motivator of others or themselves, discovering and aspiring to one’s own special area of excellence.
Developing Skills for the Future
Our educational programmes help students to become flexible thinkers who are able to question existing thinking, adapt and creatively meet the demands of the future.
Students are provided with opportunities to develop their Information and Communications Technology skills and expand their horizons through enquiry, exploration and decision making in order to excel in the present, whilst helping to shape the future.