International School and Community
Carnival Day 2022
We were delighted to be part of the Town Carnival celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and as part of our International School Award work the theme of our entry was 'The Queen's Commonwealth'. Each class researched some of the countries that are part of the Commonwealth family and we created banners to share our findings with the town's community. We proudly waved flags celebrating the cultural heritage of our school community and paraded our British Council International School Award banner.
During the afternoon Fun Day we were able to perform songs celebrating the power of music to unite people of all nations and were able to showcase some of our school favourites including 'We are the World' and 'My Lighthouse'. We were very proud to be the only school taking part in the Town carnival.
Mrs. Tozer and Mrs. Ashwood receiving the International School Award 2019 - 2022 on behalf of St. Michael's in 2019.
The International School Award is given by the British Council to recognise schools which seek to offer an international dimension to all aspects of the curriculum. We first gained this award to 2010 and have continued to successfully seek re-accreditation every three years.
In order to gain the award at the highest level the school has demonstrated that it has partnerships with schools overseas and has embedded an outward looking ethos across school life in such a way that children are provided with a window into different cultures and countries which will prepare them for life in a global society.
Our school has partnerships with schools in Uganda, South Africa and the Philippines. The links have been developed very specifically to address a range of lifestyles, language and cultures.
The activities carried out under the ISA are many and varied and over the last few years have included a special day celebrating colour in world religions, creating the St. Michael’s World map to celebrate the school family’s links across the world and making educational curriculum posters to decorate the walls at Nabikabala. The one common factor is that the our whole school community enjoy and value the links which have been built over the years and look forward to continuing their international outlook and education in the future.
Our school community is proud to have links all over the world, these are just some of them!
Nabikabala School, Uganda
Our partnership with Nabikabala Anglican School in Uganda provides an opportunity for our children to offer practical support to a rural school in a poor community. Over the years our children have raised considerable sums of money, which has often come from children’s own ideas for fundraising. The money is currently being used to build the school hall, which will transform the lives of not only the school in providing a central meeting place but also the whole community, especially when the roof is ultimately used to capture rainwater and save long journeys to the well.