News from SCIS:
5th October 2018
Our flag bearer during the opening ceremony in Round Square International Conference 2018 held in Ottawa Ontario Canada from September 27- October 3, 2018 was none other than Nahla Shahbhai accompanied by Karen Olotu.
We couldn’t have been more proud!
About Round Square at SCIS
Round Square is a network of 200 leading schools from around the world. We gained our global member status in March 2016 and have been an active member since then. Round Square schools share a passion for experiential learning and are characterized by a shared belief in an approach to education based on six pillars known as the IDEALS.
These are drawn from the theories of education philosopher Kurt Hahn.
The IDEALS are:
Each year, students from Round Square Schools come together for life-changing international educational experiences. One such example has just happened! From September 27th – October 3rd 2018, Salwah Mushtak, Karen Olotu, Nahla Shahbhai, Bryan Thiam, Pardeep, Dhariwal and Ritwik Kandelwal accompanied by Mrs. Macfadyen (Assistant Head Key Stage 5), represented SCIS at the Round Square International Conference hosted by Ashbury College in Ottawa, Canada. SCIS was one of many schools from 44 countries that got together under the theme of “Bring Your Difference” representing the importance of multiculturalism in society. The delegates were treated to some outstanding Keynote speakers, had an adventure day and did a service project to help the local community. Time was also spent in student-led groups discussing and debating important issues raised at the conference. Our students had a great time both enjoying Canada and meeting their counter parts from around the globe. On the way home the SCIS party stopped off to see Toronto and visit Niagara Falls!
However, our participation in Round Square does not only mean sending students outside Tanzania. You may remember that SCIS hosted a Round Square African Conference in February 2018. The theme of our conference was UTAMADUNI, “See as before we pass” and centered on culture. This conference was led by our SCIS students who brought 121 students from various schools in Africa together. Each delegate contributed a hand print to the Round Square mural you can see on the front of the school hall.