As an International Baccalaureate World School, the KFA is committed to developing “inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect”.
In practice, this means that we try to develop in our pupils
– an understanding of the value of diversity in all its aspects;
– an awareness and pride in one’s personal faith, cultural or national identity while developing empathy for people of other faiths, cultures and nationalities,
– an open-minded attitude towards learning,
– a willingness to collaborate with others to create a community of learners while recognizing that individuals can make responsible choices and take actions that will change the world for the better.
Enquirers: always looking for answers even when there are none, always finding ways to conduct successful and constructive research.
Reflectors: taking pride in not only the product or the final outcome but in the process that led to it.
Critical thinkers: knowing always that there are multiple sides to every story, statement and “fact”.
Communicators: believing that dialogue is the way, and always capable of expressing their view confidently and openly.
Risk-takers: showing confidence in approaching the unfamiliar.
Knowledgeable: always striving to be aware of what is going on in the world around, seeking knowledge through experience and study; always approaching the body of knowledge as an endless expanse of space where they can roam freely.
Principled: applying themselves to the task at hand with a strong sense of moral responsibility, integrity, honesty and justice.
Well-balanced: rejecting what is extreme in all that they do; always aware that moderation is a great virtue.
Caring: showing responsibility in all that they do (be that towards things, people or abstract notions)
Open-minded: aware that opinion and perspective are highly subjective and showing respect to the views, values and belief systems of others.
Committed: to their identity, religion and belief system, yet always in dialogue with those who do not subscribe to the same values.