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KSI schools provide a warm, supportive environment which enables each learner to be healthy, safe, engaged, and challenged. Class sizes are small so that students are known by all members of staff and they feel comfortable to approach any staff member should they need to do so. KSI Bogota has a full time school counsellor to address counselling concerns.
Students in Reception – Year 11 receive LIFE (Learning about Interactions, Feelings and Emotions) classes once per cycle. LIFE classes are a collaborative effort among homeroom teachers, school administrators, and the school counselor. Because class sizes are small and LIFE classes are a collaborative effort of multiple staff members, this allows the school to be very receptive and agile when it comes to taking preventative steps to address important social and emotional issues with our students.
The interaction among teachers and students within a group is essential. When students are well-adjusted, collaborate well, and have a positive and healthy relationship with one another as well as their teachers, this creates an atmosphere that promotes stronger learning outcomes. In addition to LIFE classes, students in all grade levels and groups participate in regular convivencia activities. Convivencia activities are usually whole-day activities in which students and teachers alike participate and work on teamwork skills and further strengthen their bond, so that these connections and skills can be translated into the classroom.
The Parenting Workshops sessions at KSI Bogotá School are developed to strengthen our understanding of the family as the fundamental learning environment of the person. Parents are, then, the main teachers of their children, and it is our goal to provide them with the tools and knowledge necessary for success.
These are the sessions that took place in the academic year 2022-2023, in virtual conference mode for the KSI community.
Creativity, Activity and Service is one of the essential elements that every student must complete as part of the Diploma Programme (DP). It enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development by learning through experience.
We want the students to get involved with the social programme and support the students that are part of it with their CAS projects, becoming empathetic and helping them get in touch with the country’s situation.
Studied throughout Year 12 and 13 (DP), CAS involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies.
Creativity – arts, and other experiences that involve creative thinking.
- Activity – physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work elsewhere in the DP.
- Service – an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student. The rights, dignity and autonomy of all those involved are respected.
In order to demonstrate these concepts, students are required to undertake a CAS project. The project challenges students to:
- show initiative
- demonstrate perseverance
- develop skills such as collaboration, problem solving and decision making.
A good CAS programme should be both challenging and enjoyable – a personal journey of self‑discovery. Each student has a different starting point, and therefore different goals and needs, but for many their CAS activities include experiences that are profound and life‑changing.
We want to provide the best education possible and keep our students up to date with their classmates. During school hours we offer the possibility to take tutorials with our teachers, helping the students feel safe in the classroom. Our main goal is for them to feel supported and happy at school.
The House System is designed to represent the values and ethics of the School. A ‘House’ is a large family within the School and its purpose is to promote school spirit, develop and strengthen the KSI CODE and nourish well being through different activities carried out during the academic year.
It is an opportunity for all members of the educational community to integrate.
Once you are a member of a house, you belong to it until the end of your school life. As a team, you will support each other, face various challenges, enjoy victories, learn to do your best for the benefit of the group, and experience the importance of being a member of a team.
THE HOUSE SYSTEM WILL ALLOW KSI STUDENTS TO SHOW THEIR STRENGTHS IN DIFFERENT AREAS:
- Academic activities: debates, quizzes, etc.
- Artistic competitions: Singing presentations, theater, painting.
- Sports: athletics, soccer, volleyball.
English and Spanish as a Second Language Programme (ESL):
Students that come from other countries and/or other schools sometimes find it difficult due to transition and adaptation to an English-speaking school within a Spanish-speaking country. At KSI we want our students to feel confident and be able to communicate without any barriers. During school hours, we offer English and Spanish as a second language, to help those students keep up to date with their classmates. After the adapting process if the ESL is still required we offer the service as an extra
– Case manager
At KSI, we know that every child learns at different paces and in different ways. That is why we provide students and parents with a variety of skills and support at school to thrive in the subjects and problems they are struggling with.
Our neuropsychologist will be attentive to every student, helping them succeed in the academic aspect.