Student Advisory

Personal, Social, and Emotional Education

The personal, social, and emotional education of students at CDNIS is woven into the fabric of all facets of the student experience. The goal is not just the growth of knowledge and the development of academic skills, but also to foster the development of students who embody self-respect, respect for others, and a strong sense of altruism and empathy. Healthy and constructive relationships, resilience, and independence are the intended goal of CDNIS students.

The personal, social, and emotional attributes are developed through a variety of mediums. This is done within curricular programmes (ie. PYP units of inquiry, MYP Science & PE classes, DP course work), learning support and counselling programmes, and/or the Student Advisory (SA). The programme is built on four pillars, all inter-connected and critically important to the overall well-being of our students:

Values & Beliefs

  • a deeper awareness and understanding of one’s own values and beliefs and a respect for those of others

Health & Well-Being

  • understanding the importance of good physical, social, and mental health, sustaining a healthy lifestyle, and recognizing the interconnected nature of all these attributes

Community & Service

  • having a deep grasp of the role students play in both their local and international communities, the importance of citizenship, service, and leadership

Academic Support

  • developing the skills needed to reach one’s full academic potential, take responsibility and ownership for personal academic progress within an environment that provides a wide variety and levels of support mechanisms

A thriving student is a balanced person – one who is approaching his/her full academic potential, has positive and constructive relationships with friends, family, and mentors. This is also a person who recognizes the importance of community, service, and the ability to make informed choices.

For a more in depth overview and understanding of the Student Advisory in the Upper School, please click here: