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  1. 2. <ul><li>Custom is the chief cause hindering us from grasping many clear truths. Just as certain actions, though harmful, will become easy to the man accustomed to them, and for this reason he comes to believe that they are useful; similarly, when one has become accustomed to believe false statements from childhood, the habit so formed will cause him to deny the truth, even as some men have become so used to eating poison that it has become to them a food. </li></ul>Averroës / Ibn Rushd
  2. 3. <ul><li>We at the Bishop’s School stand for our soul, our collective memory and identity; we stand for love, beauty, and goodness; we dance to our own music with joy! We resist all that limits the human spirit or our justified right to freedom, to deepen each individual's understanding of his/her inner self and his/her human existence. </li></ul>Bishop’s identity & entity
  3. 4. <ul><ul><li>Transformation initially involves paradigm shifting, transforming mindsets intrinsically, which inevitably entitles extrinsic transformation as well. The shift is inside out, bottom-top and vice-versa. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Effective use of ICT Excellence and Creativity Beneficial Partnerships Financing Sustainability Efficiency effectiveness Decentralization Lifelong learning Quality Relevance Key Issues
  5. 6. <ul><li>Vision (articulated by leadership) </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness of reality </li></ul><ul><li>Courage to take well-informed risks </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics : being of service to others </li></ul>Elements of leadership that enabled transformation at The Bishop’s School
  6. 7. <ul><li>Previous vision: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focuses on academics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Result oriented </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Current vision: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning organization: rational, ethical and spiritual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open-minded and connected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embracing diversity and inviting humanity and wisdom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rooted and enlightened </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><ul><li>Setting direction and aligning energies and resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishing a structure that allows for participative decision making, ownership and internalization of process(es) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting caring and trust amongst those involved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offering support at the individual level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintaining high performance expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing intellectual stimulation  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflecting and auditing </li></ul></ul>
  8. 11. <ul><li>Curricula : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>from content based to concept and skill based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administration : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>from authoritative to associate and participatory </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theory : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>toward constructivist and brain-based learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>from test oriented to performance based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>from reception and regurgitation to active and research based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>from standardized to diversified and personalized </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>from intelligent to multiply and emotionally intelligent </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>from sage to guide </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>from all-knowing to learner </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>from authoritative to collaborative </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 12. <ul><ul><li>Learner : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>from receptive to active </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>from rote learner to thinker and inquirer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>from grade oriented to passionate lifelong learner </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>from self-centered to service-oriented </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationships : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>parents as partners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>networks and partnerships on the national and international levels </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programs : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>adoption of the IBDP </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>bilingualism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>counseling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>inclusive education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Renzuli programme for gifted students </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 13. Vision Mission Documentation for ownership School policies Ethical code Philosophy Bishop’s Live Documents
  11. 14. Creative- vision driven school Bishop’s Transformational Journey Interactive- more personal interactions, personal mastery, and commitment Proactive- deeper understanding of the individual and groups of BSA Responsive- a lot of discussions about the mission purpose and function of BSA took place Reactive- a lot of learning had to take place
  12. 15. Spirit and Soul School Inspiring School Honest with the self Sincere about the vision Committed to the mission Spirit and Soul
  13. 16. <ul><li>We instill hope and pledge to nurture it, to plant it with our bare hands and to water it from our very being. We will continue to embrace the present of our beloved country, as we embraced its past, and will continue to contribute to its prosperity and to see it flourish. </li></ul>