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International Policy

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Start-Rite Schools was founded with a vision to equip children with necessary life skills and develop in them, a sense of service to themselves and others. To this end, we implement an integrated curriculum, a hybrid of the Common Core Standards, English National Curriculum, and Nigerian Curriculum in a values-based environment. This ensures that learning is connected across disciplines and to real life experiences. It also informs the need to adopt international best practices in instructional delivery as we explore the possibility of international collaborations for exchange of ideas, resources and information. In carrying out the International School Activities, the following global themes are used as framework for embedding international dimension to teaching and learning at Start-Rite Schools:

  • Identity and Belonging

  • Sustainable Living

  • Fairness and Equality

  • Conflict and Peace

  • Rights and Responsibilities


While we keep ourselves abreast with latest trends in instructional content and delivery and organise activities that will motivate the children and keep them internationally minded, these themes guide the sustenance of the international dimension to education at Start-Rite Schools.



At Start-Rite Schools, we are mindful of the need to groom children to be internationally minded, confident, have a sense of service, understand and appreciate one another, respect their identity and embrace diversity. Activities are organised to get children involved in contributing to a sustainable environment as well as peaceful and democratic societies. These are geared towards motivating our pupils and raising them to be active global citizens who are interested in taking necessary steps to make the world a better place. Bearing this in mind, we are poised to provide the best of international educational experience for children with teachers engaging in Connecting Classroom Programmes as well as relevant training and re-training to facilitate learning in a child-centred environment.

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These are to:

  • get teachers and children conscious about taking care of the environment through reducing, reusing, recycling and repurposing activities;

  • engage children in relevant fun activities that inspire, motivate and promote good behaviour;

  • equip children with knowledge that facilitates understanding of their world, and encourage the inward growth of a sense of service, compassion, love and kindness, so they can contribute meaningfully to enhancing livelihoods and solving problems;

  • help children understand their rights and responsibilities as productive citizens of the society and world at large;

  • foster a school-wide understanding of the need to appreciate local and international cultures and have respect for diversity;

  • grow our network of international friends and partners;

  • encourage a more productive use of ICT facilities in the school by pupils and teachers in terms of research and connecting classrooms;

  • equip the children with leadership, social and emotional skills;

  • compare and contrast healthy lifestyles around the world and adopt best practices; and

  • sustain the British Council International School Award and attain the Full Award.



Start-Rite School will:

  • retain (and establish new) partnerships in the course of taking part in International Activities;

  • enrol and employ more international students and teachers/administrators respectively;

  • explore the possibility of gaining membership to relevant International Organisations e.g. Eco-Schools;

  • explore the possibility of introducing another international language programme;

  • continue to organise school events including cultural concerts that will attract international visitors and reflect international dimensions showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Nigeria in reference to other countries of the world;

  • commemorate international days such as the Earth Day, World Recycling Day, Wildlife Day, World Book Day, World Read Aloud Day, United Nations Day etc;

  • explore the possibility of learning basic greetings of international languages of partner schools even though we currently offer one international language i.e. French;

  • complete the process of, and attain the Cambridge Accreditation;

  • adopt a model (with improvements where necessary) for educational trip to to meet our objective. In the course of our ISA journey we visited Ireland, learnt and had discussions on cultural information of both our countries (Nigeria/Ireland). We also completed a podcast project which contains cultural information exchange between Start-Rite and International House Dublin students from Brazil, Chile, Germany, South Korea and Switzerland. More recently some of our pupils represented Start-Rite Schools in Kenya;

  • expose children to entrepreneurial trainings as a foundation for developing economically productive citizens;

  • explore the possibility of engaging in teacher exchange programmes;

  • schedule relevant training and re-training sessions to raise standards in leading and embedding international dimension;

  • set up living value assemblies to reflect international ethos during class presentations.



As we make progress with embedding the international dimension to teaching and learning, we will continually revise our international policy and curriculum to accommodate and reflect latest trends in global education.