International mindedness Part 3 – Being a global citizen
The context a Hout Bay International School student is given through the International Baccalaureate within their own local community, and as part of a larger global network allows them better perspective on their role in an international space. They are a global citizen.
Better prepared for the 21st century global challenges
These days, tertiary education confronts students with global challenges impressing on them the need for today’s young minds to help solve worldwide issues. Students are no longer studying simply for academics, but to make an impact as the upcoming generation.
The world is much larger than the community in which we live
With today’s technologies, students are influenced by global trends, and engage with international communities as part of their day to day. They feel part of something much larger than just the community they were brought up in.
A responsible member of the community and a global citizen
At HBIS, students learn to be caring and responsible but also risk-takers, thinkers and communicators – The IB learner profile. With these skills, on leaving school and venturing into the world, HBIS students are able to thrive internationally taking their place as a global citizen for change.