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A platform for courageous and compassionate leaders

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Learn by doing

Connect and collaborate…

Round Square schools collaborate, creating meaningful, real-world opportunities for students to develop global competence, character and understanding. Here are some examples of our work:

“Your Turn” Comparing Cultural Contexts

During lockdown RS schools have been connecting their classrooms through zoom and other online platforms. In this example students from SAI International School in India and the Junior and Senior High School of Kogakuin University in Japan have been meeting regularly online to explore cultural similarities and differences and to deepen global understanding. The students from each school take turns to pick a theme for the discussion topic and then spend some time over the few days prior to the call preparing for the meeting, which they chair and present themselves.

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Zoom around the World with Round Square Postcards

To keep students connected across the Round Square community, each week, a RS school somewhere in the world takes its turn to send out a postcard invitation to the network for students to join a 60 or 90 minute Zoom call on a topic of their choice the following week. Usually bringing together between 50 and 150 students (depending on the topic) from up to 30 schools at a time, the postcards combine informal chat with formal presentation, Q&A, debate and discussion in baraza breakout groups as well as games and quizzes. St. Clement’s excitedly signed up and volunteered to host a zoom ‘Postcard’ around acts of kindness. It made for a great culminating task for the group and a great way for the committee to end out the year with purpose.

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Be inspired…

Round Square schools innovate, designing new approaches to teaching and learning that broaden horizons, and challenge students to go beyond their comfort zone. Here are some of our ideas and initiatives:

Learning through Lockdown

Being part of a vibrant network is a great catalyst to creative approaches, a good source of likeminded partners for collaboration, and a great way to share and celebrate all that is being achieved. This has never been more apparent than during the COVID-19 lockdown when Round Square schools have quite literally been in this together. With travel out of the question, and the majority of students distance-learning, schools across our community have collaborated to create and share imaginative new approaches to develop students’ global-mindedness and explore the RS IDEALS.

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Round Square IDEALS Challenges

During lockdown we set a series of six IDEALS Challenges for students, each posing a BIG question linked to one of the RS IDEALS. The challenge for students is to take on each of these questions and share their responses through completing the task set at the end. Each Challenge is designed to be stand-alone for independent learning outside the curriculum and includes some fun creative activities along six station stops that lead to the final task. Students in Round Square Schools that complete and submit all six challenges receive completion certificate.

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Learn by doing…

Round Square schools motivate, compelling students into practical experiences, addressing real-world issues and inspiring them to become agents of positive change. Here are some of our recent challenges:

Community Service Stories

For Round Square schools, community service is an integral part of a students’ education. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, schools have been sharing some amazing stories of the voluntary work that their students and staff have been undertaking to support and serve their communities. In this example, Saint Andrew’s School in Florida has been promoting a sprit of service through documenting and sharing Community Service Stories that highlight the many ways that through positive action students and staff can make a meaningful difference to the lives of others during the pandemic.

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Global Problems - Local Solutions

Round Square schools seek to involve students with real-world-challenges in which they can learn whilst making a meaningful contribution in their community. In this example Bishop Druitt College has partnered with Prosper Coffs Environmental Trust on a project to install a seabin in Coffs Harbour to help reduce its plastic pollution impact on the protected habitats of the estuary and the wider ocean environment. The project offers students STEM based learning opportunities whilst playing a direct and significant role in reducing the waste entering our waterways and oceans.

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Employment opportunities

Would you like to work at a Round Square School? Do you know someone that would be a great fit for our approach and ethos? Do you want to do more than teach-to-test? Click the link below to search positions currently available in Round Square schools.

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