Academic performance is important for many reasons. It can open the door to opportunities and pave the way for future success, both in higher education and professionally; however, we believe a value-based, international education is of equal importance. Our values-driven international education is expressed through core values which are woven into every academic and extra curricular activity at BCIS school. We live and breathe four values that form the basis of everything we do.
Sensitivity is to understand how we affect other people with our speech and behaviour. A sensitive person is aware of and concerned about the feelings of others. Sensitivity is the unfolding of human potential, as an awareness of the self and its relationship with the environment are realized. The consciousness of giving and receiving in the environment as a natural act of responsibility is the essence of sensitivity.
Courage means doing something even though you may be afraid. Being courageous requires you to have faith in yourself, believe that you can do it – all it needs is for you to take that first step. Courage is defined as strength or bravery in the face of fear or pain. To be fair, to be true and to have faith in the unseen indicates a strength of character, and the courageous build character through being honest, defending what is good and right, and by caring enough to act.
Reason is the base of all human thinking and action. Reason tells us the origin of any event, it lets us understand why things are the way they are. When we are able to do this, we are better prepared to act with courage and sensitivity in all situations we face. Reason helps us to use information in a way that increases our learning of ourselves and our interactions with our environment. Reason is the quality of integrating perceptions and intellect into meaningful and objective knowledge. Reason is the ability to go beyond one’s human-ness to understand the world around us as it is.
Integrity means that you are true to yourself, you keep your word, you always try to do what is right; you can be trusted and depended on at all times. It is the quality of being whole or unified. The self of a person is made up of his/her experiences, emotions, intellect and interpretations. The integration of all these, to result in a learning that moves from the natural to the social to the spiritual is integrity.